Coun­cil hit list to tackle road re­pairs

Star Courier (Surrey & Hants) - - FRONT PAGE - By Mark Ed­wards by 1.40am

SUR­REY County Coun­cil has ear­marked the roads which are most in need of re­pair across four bor­oughs, in­clud­ing Sur­rey Heath.

The full list of pri­or­ity work over the next five years will be an­nounced early in 2017.

The lo­cal au­thor­ity has been en­gaged in a £ 100 mil­lion high­ways main­te­nance in­vest­ment pro­gramme since 2013 to re­pair or resur­face roads in the worst con­di­tion in Cam­ber­ley, from Sad­dle­back Road to Up­per Col­lege Ride – 238 me­tres;

in Cam­ber­ley, from Di­a­mond Ridge to King­stone Road – 1,000 me­tres; berley, from in CamChurch Hill around the county, and some 250 miles of tar­mac have been resur­faced since Project Hori­zon be­gan.

The county coun­cil is re­spon­si­ble for £ 8.6bn worth of high­ways as­sets, in­clud­ing 3,000 miles of roads, 1,800 bridges and struc­tures, 3,262 miles of pave­ment and many thou­sand drainage sys­tems, street lights and cross­ings.

Lists of roads ear­marked for pri­or­ity treat­ment from to Grange me­tres; Road – 330

in Cam­ber­ley, from Frim­ley Road to South­well Park Road – 520 me­tres;

in Windle­sham, from Up­down Hill to Heath­park Drive – 542 me­tres; April next year to April 2021 are be­ing con­sid­ered by lo­cal com­mit­tees made up of county and bor­ough coun­cil­lors from each part of Sur­rey.

So far Guild­ford, Sur­rey Heath, Waver­ley and Wok­ing have pub­lished their lists.

The pri­or­ity placed on a road is de­ter­mined by its con­di­tion, its im­por­tance to the county’s in­fra­struc­ture and the risk the road poses to the public.

The lo­cal com­mit­tees in each of the 11 dis­tricts and bor­oughs have been given

in Bagshot – 800 me­tres east of the Jolly Farm­ers round­about to round­about en­try, a to­tal of 754 me­tres;

in Cam­ber­ley, from Blackwater Val­ley Road to Frim­ley Road – 650 me­tres; in Frim­ley, re­spon­si­bil­ity 20% of the re­paired.

This will be equally shared be­tween the ar­eas.

Each com­mit­tee is able to choose a num­ber of schemes up to a max­i­mum to­tal length of 2.273km.

Listed below are the top 10 roads in Sur­rey Heath most in need of re­pair, ac­cord­ing to the county coun­cil.

The full list of 88 roads can be found at my­coun­cil. sur­r­eycc. gov. uk/ doc­u­ments/ s34039/. the en­tire me­tres. for se­lect­ing roads to be from A30 Lon­don Road the Av­enue – 610 me­tres; to

in Windle­sham, from B386 to 760 me­tres south of New Cot­tage, a to­tal of 759 me­tres; in Mytch­ett, length – 202 THE south build­ing of the M3 Fleet ser­vices has been de­stroyed by fire.

The blaze started at 10.30pm on Wed­nes­day last week and it took around 100 fire­fight­ers four hours to bring it un­der con­trol, leav­ing most of the build­ing in tat­ters.

Fire­fight­ers said deal­ing with the fire was a strug­gle due to a lack of wa­ter.

One lane of the M3 was closed south­bound for a cou­ple of hours be­tween Junc­tions 4A ( Farn­bor­ough) and 5 ( Hook).

Po­lice had in­tended to close the mo­tor­way in both di­rec­tions due to smoke bil­low­ing across the car­riage­way, but called off their plans and all lanes had re­opened last Thurs­day.

The boss of Wel­come Break con­firmed that the build­ing was ‘ ex­ten­sively’ dam­aged and will re­main closed un­til fur­ther no­tice.

For the full story about what hap­pened, in­clud­ing pic­tures of the fire and its af­ter­math, see this week’s

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