Derbyshire roads set for £20 million improvements

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Derbyshire County Council have announced that they’re set to spend £20 million on improvements to roads across Derbyshire over the next year.

The money will be spent on work including resurfacing roads and pavements, gully and drainage improvements, bridge replacements, street lighting, new road signs and safety measures.

This is in addition to the £15.8 million spent on routine maintenance and £3 million which is provided by central Government to repair damage caused by severe weather.

Councillor Dean Collins Derbyshire County Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, said: “We know residents put a high priority on the condition of roads and pavements which is why we are investing in improving them.

“A good roads network is essential to connect communities together and also support businesses which will help to improve the economy in Derbyshire.

A further £1.5 million has been agreed to be spent on countryside improvements including improving access, reopening and upgrading existing routes, building new routes and fitting signs.