A £58million investment in the county’s roads and pavements is due to be discussed at a meeting of our Derbyshire County Council cabinet this week (Thursday 13 January).
The work, to be carried out from April 2022 to March 2023, will include resurfacing and surface dressing roads and pavements, traffic safety schemes, draining improvements and maintenance to bridges and retaining walls.
Councillor Kewal Singh Athwal, Derbyshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways Assets and Transport, said:
“This huge investment in roads, footpaths and pavements across the county is the second year of a three year £120m programme.
“More than 44% 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.
“To help reduce accidents on the roads, money will also be spent on a variety of safety schemes which aim to reduce the numbers of people killed or seriously injured in accidents. Improvements will also be made to the cycle network.
“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.”
The money will be spent in the following way:
- roads £25.8million
- pavements £3.6million
- drainage and flood management £4.7million
- bridges, structures, retaining walls and highway boundary structures £8.1million
- signs, lines and signals £3.1million
- street lighting £2.7million
- rights of way £1million
- cycle routes £0.6million
- greenways £0.6million
- traffic management £2.8million
- key cycle network investment £0.1million
- local cycling and walking investment £0.1million
- sustainable transport £3.1million
- air quality £0.1million
- road safety £1.8million.
Total 2022-2023 programme £58.2m.