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