Posted: Thursday 24th January 2019
I read with interest your article that roads will only be resurfaced every 92 years by local councils.
It would seem that in Hertfordshire we are bucking this trend, as the county council is investing millions in resurfacing local roads.
Following a particularly harsh winter, which caused record damage to road surfaces across the county, Hertfordshire County Council increased its highways budget and will be spending £40m on over 1,000 road improvement schemes across Hertfordshire’s 3,000 miles of road.
I whole-heartedly agree with Lilian Greenwood MP, chairman of the Transport Select Committee, that “Local roads are the arteries of prosperous and vibrant towns” which is why £5m will also be spent resurfacing the local roads people live and work on in Hertfordshire.
To continue carrying out these much-needed proactive road resurfacing works, as an alternative to temporary repairs which are less cost effective and more likely to need further repair, councils will depend on financial support from central government so that we can keep the country moving.
Cllr Phil Bibby
Executive Member, Highways and the Environment
Hertfordshire County Council