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AUDIO: BBC Surrey features council’s bid for funding to improve safety on A217

Road Safety Foundation research director Dr Suzy Charman and Duncan Knox, from Surrey County Council’s road safety team, discuss the authority’s planned bid for up to £900,000 of funding to make improvements to the A217 between Reigate and Horley with BBC Surrey presenter James Cannon. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

VIDEO: Latest news about work on Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides the latest news about work taking place on Surrey’s roads, including anti-skid surfacing at the A31 Runfold roundabout.

VIDEO: The latest news about work on Surrey’s roads

Tina Thorburn from the county council’s highways team gives an update on all the latest major work taking place on Surrey’s roads. The video below features news about a scheme starting this month to resurface part of Kingston Road in Leatherhead and a progress report on work taking place on the A22 near South Godstone.

VIDEO: Latest news about Surrey’s roads with Tina Thorburn

Tina Thorburn, from the county council’s highways team, provides an update on the latest work taking place on Surrey’s roads. Featured in the video below is information on how to plan ahead for this weekend’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey cycling events, the road and drainage works on the A22 Eastbourne Road that began this week, the Project … Continue reading

VIDEO: Young people urged to apply for highways roles after impressing on trial scheme

A trial scheme to arm vulnerable young people with the skills to launch a highways career proved so successful that all six have been asked to apply for apprenticeships or jobs. Among those successfully completing the course, which included training on machinery and team building exercises, were people classed as NEET – not in employment, education … Continue reading

County council and Kier plan careers college to train highways workforce

Construction giant Kier and Surrey County Council are on the road to launching a careers college to train their own highways workforce. Plans have been signed off for a construction academy just days after UK Commission for Employment and Skills revealed that the number of positions unfilled through a lack of skills has rocketed by 130% since 2011. That … Continue reading

Minister welcomes case for Three Southern Counties devolution

Leaders behind the devolution bid for three of England’s strongest performing counties have outlined to Government how their plan would boost growth for the region’s residents. Communities Minister Baroness Williams heard the proposals for how East Sussex, Surrey and West Sussex would work together to help tackle the congested road and rail network, pioneer new … Continue reading

£300 million – the cost of fixing all Surrey’s roads

Fixing all Surrey’s roads today would cost nearly £300 million, the county council has revealed. That is the amount needed to get the whole of the county’s network into a good condition like the roads overhauled in the council’s Operation Horizon project. The estimated £294m cost covers work ranging from full-scale reconstruction to overhauling broken stretches on around … Continue reading

More than 180,000 miles of roads set to miss out on new fund

As car sales accelerated to an all-time September high, it was revealed that more than 180,000 miles of roads nationwide are set to miss out on a new highways fund – despite covering more than 41 times the distance of routes that will benefit. Today’s news that more than 462,000 new cars were registered last month … Continue reading

Compensation claims tumble by almost 75% since launch of drive to build pothole-proof roads

Compensation paid to drivers has tumbled by almost 75% since the launch of a drive to make Surrey’s roads more pothole-proof. Cash paid out fell by more than £400,000 during the first two years of the scheme to build 300 miles of roads that come with a 10-year guarantee. In 2012-13 – the year before … Continue reading

Drive to overhaul roads saves £7 million

A drive to make Surrey’s roads more pothole-proof has also saved taxpayers more than £7 million. The second year of a scheme to replace more than 300 miles of road with surfaces that come with a 10-year repair guarantee saved £3.1m through smarter contracts and recycling. When added to the £4.1m saved in the first … Continue reading

‘Don’t let new roads fund bypass Surrey’ – county urges Government

Surrey County Council has written to the Government’s Roads Minister calling for action to prevent the county’s roads missing out on a new highways fund. John Furey, Surrey’s Cabinet Member for Highways, wrote to Andrew Jones MP after the county revealed a new dedicated roads fund was not set to be spent on any of the … Continue reading

BBC interview John Furey about Surrey’s call for share of Budget roads cash

Listen to Cabinet Member for Highways John Furey telling BBC Surrey presenter James Cannon that the council is calling for the government to act so the county benefits from a new dedicated roads fund announced in the latest Budget. Audio courtesy of BBC Surrey

Call for Surrey to share in Budget roads bonanza

Surrey is calling on the Government to act so the county sees the benefit from a new dedicated roads fund announced in George Osborne’s latest Budget. Fears were raised that more than 3,300 miles managed by the county will miss out on the fund from Vehicle Excise Duty despite Surrey drivers contributing more than £100m* … Continue reading

Surrey set to get 819 more pothole-proof roads

Surrey County Council has revealed the 819 pothole-proof roads that are due to be built over the next three years. A total of 177 roads have been lined up to be reconstructed this financial year as part of the council’s Operation Horizon project. Laid end to end with the 143 miles already resurfaced they would … Continue reading

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