Over 60 kilometres of Fenland road to be resurfaced thanks to £3.5 million government grant

Cambridgeshire County Council has been given £3.5 million of government funds which will be used tow

Cambridgeshire County Council has been given £3.5 million of government funds which will be used towards road resurfacing and restoring the county's flood defences, like Nene Quay in Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire County Council has been awarded £3.5 million towards refurbishing roads that have been affected by bad weather conditions across Fenland.

Nineteen projects across the country will receive a share of £75 million of government money for essential road maintenance.

Councils were asked to put forward schemes which would make a difference to road users. Winning projects included junction improvements, repairs and resurfacing and improved drainage.

In Fenland, the money will be used to repair of 65.6km of drought-damaged roads.

The council’s chairman of the highways and community infrastructure committee, Councillor Mathew Shuter said: “We’re really pleased our joint bid with Peterborough City Council for funding from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Challenge Fund has been successful.


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“We will receive £3.5 million towards a programme of work to repair roads that have been affected by extreme weather conditions across Fenland areas in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

“This funding will mean a long-term approach to maintenance of these roads, preventing the need for costly, reactive repairs and repeated disruption to drivers.”

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