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Electrifying North Downs Line will boost economy by almost £2 billion

Fully electrifying the North Downs Line will generate thousands of jobs and almost £2 billion for the region’s economy, Surrey County Council’s Mike Goodman told an event attended by the Transport Secretary. Patrick McLoughlin heard Surrey’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning call for the last two sections of the Reading to Gatwick line to be … Continue reading

More than 200 roadworks rejected in Surrey congestion crackdown

Council bosses have rejected permission for almost 250 inadequate roadworks in a fortnight since launching their new permit scheme. Earlier this month, Surrey County Council took control of who digs roadworks where, when and with whom. This will mean up to 2,400 fewer roadworks in the county every year, slashing congestion and saving Surrey’s economy … Continue reading

Roadworks permit scheme gets government approval

A joint roadworks permit scheme between Surrey and East Sussex county councils which will ease the frustration of motorists and save millions of pounds by cutting traffic jams has been approved by the Transport Secretary. Patrick McLoughlin has given Surrey and East Sussex control over when utility companies and other businesses dig up the roads, … Continue reading

£4.2 million road repair boost

Surrey County Council will receive an extra £4.2 million to spend on road repairs over the next two years, following an announcement by the Department for Transport. The money will come from a £215 million Government funding pot to be given to local authorities across the country to spend on improving roads. John Furey, Surrey … Continue reading

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