Essex roads to get £10million repairs as highways boss insists it 'will make a difference' (From Braintree and Witham Times)
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Essex roads to get £10million repairs as highways boss insists it 'will make a difference'
Updated 4:21pm Friday 20th June 2014 in News
ESSEX roads will undergo repairs worth £10million.
Essex County Council has been awarded £4.4million in central Government funding to mend potholes.
County Hall has pledged a further £5.6million to the pot and Essex roads boss Rodney Bass has said the money “will make a difference”.
He added: “We know that highway defects are one of the biggest sources of dissatisfaction in the county.
“It is encouraging that Essex County Council has been awarded one of the largest shares of the £168million Pothole Repair Fund announced by the Chancellor in March.”
Mr Bass also said 20 more road repair teams will be deployed across the county over the next few months.
They will be focused on fixing the worst potholes as well as drain covers, kerbs and pavements.
The council has also pledged £1million for white line painting after the roads have been repaired.
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