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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

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

Joint permit scheme could save millions

A joint roadworks permit scheme between Surrey and East Sussex councils would save millions of pounds in reduced traffic jams and bodged repairs, councillors will hear next week. In Surrey alone around 40,000 roadworks take place annually, costing the county’s economy just under £100 million due to the congestion they cause. At the moment councils … Continue reading


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