Flooding, HP, Improving our roads

Blitz on 17,000 repairs to flood-damaged roads

Hundreds of potholes a day are being fixed after the launch of a blitz on up to 17,000 repairs to flood-damaged Surrey roads.

In the first two months this year, 18,500 potholes were filled in – 4,500 more than the same period a year earlier.

Now the council has launched a major operation to step up tackling repairs on roads affected by the Christmas and February floods.

Nearly 30 repair squads – double the normal number – are currently working across Surrey in the four-week push.

It comes after highways teams inspected roads for damage and prioritised work.

The pothole action is part of a clear-up that will leave the council with a bill of at least £15 million to fix Surrey’s roads and bridges.

Surrey County Council Cabinet Member for Highways John Furey said: “We’re doing everything we can to put things right for the residents of Surrey.

“We fixed 18,500 potholes in January and February and over the next few weeks we’re repairing up to 17,000 more, with hundreds being filled in every day.

“On top of this, we’ll continue our Operation Horizon project to completely overhaul more than 300 miles of roads most in need of improvement and tackle the root cause of potholes.”

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