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County council improves two of Surrey’s busiest roads

DSC_0490Surrey drivers are set to have a happier New Year as the county council announces new projects to make more of its roads pothole-free.

Road teams have just overhauled part of the A25, one of the county’s busiest commuter routes, and they are set to start work on another major route next month.

Having just completed more than two miles of the A25 in Reigate and Redhill, road teams are now preparing to resurface the A22 through South Godstone and another 11 miles of the A22 around Newchapel and Godstone in January. Updates are being sent to residents from next week on their road improvements, which are due to start on 6 January.

From April to September, the county council overhauled 107 roads, equivalent to £14.7m worth of repairs.This is part of the county council’s five-year, £100 million project to overhaul more than 300 miles of the Surrey roads that need it most.

The A25 improvements were between Croydon Road in Reigate and St Matthew’s Road in Redhill, plus on the A25 Redstone Hill in Redhill. The South Godstone improvements in January will be in Eastbourne Road and Station Road, while the other A22 works will be at the Bone Mill Lane roundabout in Godstone and at Woodcock Hill in Newchapel.

John Furey, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “We’re working flat out to give our residents better, longer-lasting road surfaces. These works have a 10-year guarantee, cutting both our repair bill and how often we need to improve roads like Redstone Hill.”

For more information on roads projects in your area, visit www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads.

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