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Plans to spend £58 million on roads and pavements

Derbyshire County Council's Highways staff surface dressing roads.

Plans to spend a total of £58 million on roads and pavements between April 2022 and March 2023 are being discussed this week. 

A meeting of Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet on Thursday (13 January) is expected to approve a programme of works to take place across the county during the next financial year. 

The work is set to include resurfacing and surface dressing roads and pavements, traffic safety schemes, draining improvements and maintenance to bridges and retaining walls. 

It is the second year of a three-year £120 million investment in roads, footpaths and pavements. 

Councillor Kewal Singh Athwal, DCC’s Cabinet Member for Highways Assets and Transport, said: “More than 44 per cent of the money next year will be spent on resurfacing or surface dressing 375 roads across the county. 

“We’re also going to make improvements to pavements, drains and spend money on measures to prevent flooding.” 

A total of £4.7 million is earmarked for drainage and flood management with £3.6 million set aside for pavements. 

Funding of £1.8 million could also be spent on road safety schemes in an effort to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured in accidents. Improvements costing £600,000 are also expected to be made to the cycle network. 

Cllr Athwal added: “Much of this work will need us to close roads to make sure it can be done safely, and where possible we will work at off-peak times. 

“I’d like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused to all those affected by these improvement works and thank everyone for their patience.” 

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