Date Published: 19 March 2019
Rutland County Council will invest a total of £2.4million into Rutland’s highway network over the next year, making sure the county’s roads and paths remain among some of the best in England.
All of the funding comes from central government, rather than Council Tax contributions, and will be spent on:
- Repairing potholes
- Replacing damaged sections of road
- Surfacing to extend the life of roads by up to five years
- Repairs to bridges following scheduled inspections
- Repairing and replacing paths
“It’s fantastic that the county is benefitting from further investment in its roads. This means that more money is being made available for highway repairs than last year. We know from official figures that Rutland’s highways are already some of the best in our region, if not the country. Only six per cent of our roads are classed as roads where maintenance should be considered. We’ve put a lot of work into getting the highest possible rating for our highways service. This, in turn, means we can access extra funding and do even more to protect and improve our roads – all of which is great news for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians."
Lucy Stephenson, Cabinet Member for Highways
Cabinet met on Tuesday 19 March to approve a programme of maintenance works that will be delivered in 2019/20 as a result £845,000 highway funding awarded to Rutland by central government in November 2018 – part of the total £2.4million to be spent in this financial year.
The full Cabinet report on Highways Capital Maintenance Funding can be read on our Meetings page.