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Highways Receive Government Funding Boost

Date Published: 14 November 2018

Rutland has been allocated more than £800,000 funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) to support highway maintenance programmes across the County.

More than £45million funding for roads has been made available to local authorities in the East Midlands as part of the latest budget.

The DfT announced on Monday 12 November that Rutland will receive £845,000 as part of the funding allocation – money that will help to pay for surface dressing, footway repairs, carriageway patching and resurfacing.

“Rutland’s 360-mile network of major roads and country lanes needs continual maintenance to prevent long-term deterioration. We’ve consistently invested money into our highway network over many years to make sure Rutland’s roads remain in good condition. As a result, they’re among the best in the region. The funding allocated to us by the Department for Transport will be put to good use to support existing maintenance and repair programmes.”
Councillor Lucy Stephenson, Portfolio Holder for Highways

We undertake year-round inspections and maintenance work to ensure that local roads are safe, and to help keep people and goods moving. 

There are numerous types of maintenance works undertaken, from resurfacing, surface dressing, carriageway patching, drainage, gully cleansing, repainting road markings, street lighting, and bridge repairs, to gritting in winter.

If you spot a problem on the roads you can report it to us online using Fix My Street.

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