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Roads repair scheme unveiled by Surrey County Council
Surrey County Council will spend £5m repairing 200 of the most damaged roads across the county this winter.
The damage was caused during cold weather when water in the road freezes and expands, cracking the surface.
The council’s plan also details how its fleet of all-weather vehicles will be used in the event of ice and snow.
The council also has access to more than 16,000 tonnes of salt at its depots, which is twice the amount the county requires for six straight days of continual gritting.
John Furey, Surrey County Council’s cabinet member for highways and environment, said: “We are doing all we can to keep Surrey moving, and this winter funding is just the tip of the iceberg; we are spending £100m on completely ripping up and relaying more than 300 miles of road in the next three years under Operation Horizon.
“These roads have a 10-year guarantee – or the contractor pays.”
Like last year, regular updates will be released on a Twitter account, dubbed Gritter Twitter, when gritters are in use.
Last year, the council allocated an extra £1m of funding for winter road repairs.
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