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170m needed to repair all our roads
Published 07/04/14



ALMOST £170 million would be needed to bring all of Oxfordshire’s roads up to scratch, according to the county council.

The authority’s estimate came after it received almost £4.8 million from the Government for road repairs.

The council says some of money will be used to repair the B478 Playhatch Road, near Sonning, which was closed for six weeks earlier this year due to flooding.

A spokesman said the weather had a significant impact on the county’s roads over the winter and the grant would help it tackle some of the worst affected areas.

He said: “More money means that you can do more repairs more quickly. However, as with most councils in the country, our roads are deteriorating at a rate beyond what our funding allows us to address.


“Severe weather like we have seen over the past few winters only accelerates this deterioration. The council, in conjunction with most other authorities, is of the view that further investment in highway maintenance is needed.”

The council has budgeted more than £13 million for road repairs over the next 12 months in addition to £4 million it expects to spend on reactive works, such as pothole filling.

It estimates that £167 million would be required to ensure there are no defects in any road and another £23 million a year to maintain them.

Published 07/04/14

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