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Surrey echoes Public Accounts Committee’s call for better roads funding

Following this week’s report by the Public Accounts Committee calling for the Department for Transport to improve its planning and investment in Britain’s roads, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, John Furey, said: “The Public Accounts Committee is right to highlight the inadequacy of Whitehall funding for councils and the need to be efficient … Continue reading

£4m saved from roads overhaul but funding pressures still exist

A drive to make more Surrey roads pothole-proof has saved taxpayers £4m in one year – but the county council has warned Surrey still faces a highways funding gap of around £60m from Whitehall. One year into its push to upgrade 300 miles of road with 10-year repair guarantees, the council has saved £4.4m through … Continue reading

Surrey graduates celebrate pioneering Masters degree

Surrey County Council employees have completed the UK’s first Masters course in roads engineering. The two-year course was launched in 2012 by the county council with the SE7 group of councils and the University of Brighton to train up the next generation of public sector highways managers, and has sparked interest from other academic institutions … Continue reading

Walton Bridge up for third major award

A major bridge that carries thousands of Surrey commuters a day could win its third top award in a row. Surrey County Council’s Walton Bridge has been shortlisted for the British Construction Industry awards, weeks after winning twice from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). The £32 million road bridge carries 35,000 commuter cars a … Continue reading

Multi-million-pound Surrey road projects up for major awards

Two groundbreaking road improvement projects that carry thousands of Surrey commuters a day are in the running for prestigious awards. The cream of the engineering industry has shortlisted both Surrey County Council’s building of the new Walton Bridge and its £100 million Operation Horizon roads overhaul among regional finalists for the Institution of Civil Engineers … Continue reading

Flood-damaged Surrey roads to get £23 million repair fund

Surrey County Council is to spend £23 million on repairing flood-damaged roads and bridges, Leader David Hodge announced today. For more details, see the video below:  

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

Roads project saves £3m as multi-million-pound flood repairs continue

A budget to fix flood-damaged Surrey streets has had a £3 million boost thanks to savings found in the first year of a major county council roads programme. As Surrey County Council continues to clear up at least £15 million of damage to streets flooded since Christmas, road bosses have delivered £3 million of savings … Continue reading

Government cash boost for flood-hit Surrey roads

Surrey County Council has received a £5.3 million Government boost towards its £15 million bill to fix flood-damaged roads. Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin today confirmed that Surrey will get £5.3 million to fix roads after much of the county was devastated by flooding that hit over Christmas and again in February. Surrey’s £5.3 million award, … Continue reading

Joint emergency flood response to protect around 47,000 families

A joint operation between councils and the military started today to prevent flooding from shutting down a waterworks that serves thousands of homes on the county border with London. In response to record water levels caused by rainfall on the Caterham Bourne, a joint emergency project by Surrey, Tandridge and Croydon councils, plus the military and the Environment Agency, … Continue reading

Surrey roads flooding repair bill for Christmas alone hits £12.5m

The repair bill to fix Surrey’s flood-affected roads and bridges over Christmas has spiralled to £12.5 million – before this month’s flooding is even taken into account. A major clear-up of the 2,500 worst-affected Surrey roads is underway after devastating flooding twice hit the county over Christmas and again this month. Over Christmas, heavy storms … Continue reading

Flooding update

Surrey firefighters are continuing to help the county’s flood-hit communities as part of the response to adverse weather in the region. The fire and rescue service currently have a number of High Volume Pumping (HVP) units in the Lower Thames area of Surrey. The intention is to help communities to begin recovering from the flooding and … Continue reading

£6 million bill for Surrey County Council to fix flood-damaged roads

The estimated repair bill to fix Surrey’s roads and bridges has hit the £6 million mark as engineers draw up a hitlist of the worst-affected spots – with more rain forecast. Torrential rain, strong winds and burst riverbanks over Christmas and the New Year prompted county council roads teams to work around the clock to … Continue reading

Third council set to join Surrey roadworks clampdown

A Surrey County Council permit scheme to ease the pain of roadworks could extend to the equivalent of halfway across Wales if Bracknell Forest signs up. Bracknell Forest councillors are consulting on whether to join the roadworks permit scheme, launched by Surrey and East Sussex county councils last month to decide how works are done, … Continue reading

County council improves two of Surrey’s busiest roads

Surrey drivers are set to have a happier New Year as the county council announces new projects to make more of its roads pothole-free. Road teams have just overhauled part of the A25, one of the county’s busiest commuter routes, and they are set to start work on another major route next month. Having just … Continue reading

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