Council reveals it will fix 700 roads across Essex - but only 50 in the Braintree district

Council reveals it will fix 700 roads across Essex - but only 50 in the Braintree district

Council reveals it will fix 700 roads across Essex - but only 50 in the Braintree district

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Seven per cent of repair works on the worst urban local roads in Essex will be carried out in the Braintree district.

Essex County Council intends to target 700 roads in its ambitious maintenance programme, which involves spending an extra £17.5m to fix potholes and other road defects.

Fifty roads across Braintree, Witham and Halstead will be targeted.

Rodney Bass, cabinet member for highways and transportation, said: “These roads are in urgent need of repair and we are making the manpower available to get the job done - recently doubling the number of maintenance crews to 36 to bring the county’s roads up to standard.”

For the full story and the list of roads to be repaired, see this week's Braintree and Witham Times - out on Thursday.

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11:10am Tue 29 Jul 14

phillip15 says...

Haha, typical! Yet they can find the money to fix all the potholes along the route of the Tour De France!
Haha, typical! Yet they can find the money to fix all the potholes along the route of the Tour De France! phillip15
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10:59pm Tue 29 Jul 14

kevineeley says...

come on, this has been up for 12 hours and no one from witham has bitched yet :)
come on, this has been up for 12 hours and no one from witham has bitched yet :) kevineeley
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9:36am Wed 30 Jul 14

keith_l says...

This is about a fair share. Braintree District will get around 1/14 or the monety, and according to Wikipedia is 1bout 1/12 of the population and 1/16 of the Area of Essex.
This is about a fair share. Braintree District will get around 1/14 or the monety, and according to Wikipedia is 1bout 1/12 of the population and 1/16 of the Area of Essex. keith_l
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