Extra 300 local roads resurfaced

Published: 16 Dec 2019

An extra 307 roads have been resurfaced over the last year, as part of Hertfordshire County Council’s extra £37m investment in local roads.

Since works began in October 2018, an extra 77 miles of Hertfordshire’s roads have been given a new surface. That’s on top of the normal highways resurfacing programme.

The extra investment, which is being made over five years, is being spent on resurfacing the county’s unclassified roads – that’s the smaller local roads where most people live and work.

The county council delivers over 1,000 planned highways maintenance and improvement schemes every year, with busy A and B roads traditionally given the highest priority. However, we know the smaller local roads are just as important to residents. That’s why in 2018 the council decided to launch an additional programme of resurfacing works, funded with extra money, targeted specifically at local roads.

Phil Bibby, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “We know that the condition of the roads matters to residents and it matters to us too. That’s why we’re investing this extra £37m over five years to improve the local roads people use every day. While we can’t do everything, this extra investment, along with our normal resurfacing programme and the regular maintenance we undertake, is making a real difference to roads across the county.”

A full list of roads that have been resurfaced as part of the extra investment is available at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/localroads