Motorists’ calls to improve Stevenage roads results in £480,000 investment
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Motorists’ calls for something to be done to improve roads have resulted in an additional £480,000 investment from Herts County Council in Stevenage for 2016/17.
The money has been allocated by councillors under the Highways Locality Budget Scheme and is in addition to the millions invested annually by the council in highway maintenance and improvement programmes.
The additional funding will support schemes requested by residents, including road resurfacing, signing improvements, speed surveys and the provision of speed indicator devices.
A revised footway route will be constructed in Derby Way to meet disabled requirements and a safety barrier re-established at the Lonsdale Road junction with Webb Rise for pedestrian protection.
The feasibility and design of an additional zebra crossing in Mobbsbury Way has also been undertaken and is expected to be constructed during the next financial year.
Terry Douris, Cabinet member for highways, said: “Residents who use local routes on a daily basis have a good knowledge of what problems need fixing and the Highways Locality Budget Scheme is allowing people in Hertfordshire to influence important decisions on highway works in their area.”
Last month, Herts County Council received a £1 million funding boost to repair potholes at 127 sites across the county from the Department of Transport’s Pothole Action Fund.