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Major changes announced to improve Surrey’s roads

Surrey County Council has become one of the first local authorities in the UK to trial the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology to spot potholes. Computer vision cameras, fitted to dashboards inside council vehicles, spot defects and report their location, height, width and depth, along with information gathered by Highway Safety Inspectors. The software … Continue reading

VIDEO: Colin Kemp announces more roads added to £20m repairs programme

Lead Cabinet Member for Place Colin Kemp has announced that more roads have been added to the county council’s programme of repairs across Surrey following the investment of an extra £20 million.  

VIDEOS: Cabinet Member Colin Kemp checks on work to deal with winter roads damage

Following Surrey County Council’s investment of an extra £5 million to deal with damage caused by the recent severe weather, work got under way today at Stoughton Road in Guildford and Seven Hills Road in Elmbridge. Cabinet Member for Highways Colin Kemp went along to check on progress. Colin Kemp gives a live update from … Continue reading

Surrey welcomes Government help towards urgent flood-damaged road repairs

The Leader of Surrey County Council today welcomed a multi-million-pound Government grant to fix potholes – and called for Surrey to get a significant share following the devastating impact of recent floods. As the county council continues to clear up at least £15 million of flood damage to around 2,500 Surrey streets following recent floods, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Task force to tackle disruption caused by utility companies welcomed

Surrey County Council has welcomed the formation of a national task force aimed at combating disruption and damage caused by utility company roadworks. The Local Government Association revealed it formed the group after research showed the problem has cost taxpayers almost half-a-billion pounds over the past two years – the equivalent of filling eight million … Continue reading

Plans to increase road inspections by up to 200%

Plans to improve Surrey’s roads by increasing pothole inspections by up to 200% are set to be agreed at a meeting of the county council’s Cabinet next week. Surrey’s busiest roads are inspected four times a year, but under the new proposals this would increase to once a month, making it easier to prioritise and … Continue reading

50 miles of road repaired for ‘free’

Almost 50 miles of road will be repaired at no expense to the taxpayer as part of Surrey County Council’s commitment to improving highways over the next five years. This was made possible when May Gurney worked with the authority and its supply chain to provide a 15% discount on Surrey’s £100 million roads contract, … 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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