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More than 87 Euro 2016 final pitches – the distance already getting the Pavement Horizon treatment

Enough footpaths are already being given the Pavement Horizon treatment to cover the length of the football pitch being used for the Euro 2016 final more than 87 times over.

Laid end to end all the work started since the scheme launched on 11 May stretches roughly the distance by car from the Louvre Museum in central Paris to the Stade de France ground staging the host nation’s clash with Portugal on Sunday.

Almost six miles of work has already been done or is under way at 15 locations across Surrey from Guildford to Leatherhead and Reigate to Ewell as part of Surrey County Council’s drive to improve access to vital community services and boost town centres.

The scheme, which will last up to six years, will see more than 200 miles of pavements overhauled.

Cabinet Member for Highways John Furey (pictured) said: “Even international footballers would be hard pushed to cover the length of the Stade de France pitch 87 times over and that just goes to show that we’re really getting stuck in to improving pavements near schools, doctors’ surgeries and town centres.

“While rising demand for services like adult social care means money’s tight for us there are still plenty of ways we can help make a big difference to people’s everyday lives – and this programme is definitely one of them.”

 

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