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£11m to be spent on road and pavement surfacing in Buckinghamshire during 2017/18

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Road repairs: a ‘plane and patch’ team resurface a small section of road.

On Tuesday 21st March 2017 Buckinghamshire County Council announced a spend of more than £11 million in the coming year on surfacing work on over 50 miles of roads and pavements across the county.

Starting in April 2017 the investment is part of the new year of improvements and maintenance by Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB).

Since 2011 the County Council have invested more than £90m on road surfacing to improve, maintain and prolong the life and condition of the road network in Buckinghamshire.

The work identified for 2017-18 continues this rolling programme of priority work and similar programmes are planned for future years.

In 2017/18 more than 100 roads in Buckinghamshire will be surfaced. Preparatory work is due to start in early April 2017 followed by the main surfacing treatments from May 2017 onwards.

The list of roads, which will be finalised by the end of March 2017, is a combination of surfaces needing priority treatment through condition testing and roads chosen by local councillors under the guidance of TfB engineers.

Transport Cabinet Member Mark Shaw said : ‘In addition to the annual maintenance by TfB, the County Council is making improvements to the network by developing new roads.

The multi-million pound investment on maintenance is only part of the overall approach the County Council has to continually improving and expanding the essential network of roads we have in Buckinghamshire.

There are ongoing projects across the county, which are strengthening our network, from the Stocklake link road in Aylesbury to the Beaconsfield relief road, which open up the network a little bit further and relieve some of the pressure on more historic roads.

Using funding from central government and from developers, these essential schemes are supporting the growth and development of Buckinghamshire as a whole, as the county expands and more housing is built.

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