CAMBS: County Council pledges an extra £2 million to invest in roads and paths

PUBLISHED: 09:59 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 08:51 02 June 2010

AN extra £2 million cash boost to be invested over two years in schemes to improve roads and paths across Cambridgeshire is a key part of the county council s budget proposals. The schemes will include a mix of road maintenance and safety. Members of Camb

AN extra £2 million cash boost to be invested over two years in schemes to improve roads and paths across Cambridgeshire is a key part of the county council's budget proposals.

The schemes will include a mix of road maintenance and safety.

Members of Cambridgeshire County Council's Cabinet agreed proposals to fund the package of investment when they met this week. The decision follows feedback from local communities about where they would like to see investment. A range of consultation was carried out throughout the county including a series of public budget priority road shows and consultation on specific transport plans.

One of the County Council's improvement priorities is to keep the county moving safely.

Cambridgeshire County Councillor, Matt Bradney, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: "Improving roads and paths not only improve the look of an area, it can improve people's quality of life and reduces the chance of accidents. This £2 million will enable us to do a range of schemes that will directly impact on people's lives right outside their home.

"The County has a good record when it comes to maintaining roads. We are one of the top performing counties for the condition of its busiest roads. But we know we can do better and we want to do better, and we have work to do when it comes to footpaths and some of our less used roads.


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