Ensuring Notts can get the economy moving with major highways investment
The county council has approved the largest investment in Nottinghamshire’s highways in recent years.
A total of £55.5m will be invested into the county’s highways and transport network throughout 2020/2021, following the approval of the Highways Capital and Revenue Programme at the Communities and Place committee today (2 July).
The investment is made up of £54.6m from capital and £0.97m from revenue funding and works included within the programme are comprised of councillor, stakeholder and community suggestions.
The proposed 2020/21 highways programmes include:
- £26.54m allocated to capital maintenance schemes to improve local roads and other highway assets
- £5.57m allocated to integrated transport schemes (e.g. pedestrian crossings, capacity improvements, speed management schemes) – which includes £0.35m of additional County Council funding for road safety schemes; as well as allocations to fund enhanced rail services and major transport scheme business cases
- £22.469m of funding secured to deliver Gedling Access Road, Southwell Flood Risk Alleviation scheme, and street lighting upgrades
- £0.525m of revenue funding to deliver the traffic management revenue programme; and
- £0.447m to deliver travel planning (£0.282m secured from the Department for Transport and £0.165m secured from public health reserves).
Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “This significant investment reflects our ongoing commitment to improving Nottinghamshire’s highways and transport network.
“Not only will the programme of investment further improve the quality of road repairs and maintenance with new technology, it will also enable us to deliver transport schemes, major projects and road safety measures.
“The investment is part of our strategy to support the local economy, promote health and wellbeing and ensure communities thrive, which is particularly crucial as the easing of lockdown measures continues.
“Funding secured for the Gedling Access Road and Southwell Flood Risk Management Scheme is included in the investment. We are working hard to deliver major projects such as these and will continue to lobby for external funding by developing a range of schemes which offer value for money.
“Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic we recognise that some programmes included within the investment may be affected as measures are put in place to protect our communities. We will endeavor to communicate any disruptions to these programmes and are committed to keeping safety at the heart of all we do.”
Full details of all the proposed schemes can be viewed on the Council’s website. The programmes detailed have been developed in response to community requests and to ensure the delivery of County Council priorities along with national and local transport goals and objectives.
Find out more: https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/dms/Meetings/tabid/70/ctl/ViewMeetingPublic/mid/397/Meeting/4320/Committee/520/Default.aspx