Pavements, cycleways and roads are all set to benefit from the county’s £29m maintenance programme taking place right across Norfolk this year.
The crucial upkeep work is a key part of the £42 million budget for roads and infrastructure that was agreed on in February 2021.
Proactive maintenance in the short term is a vital way to cut long term costs. Our focus is on providing a network that’s reliable and helps support the economic recovery in our part of the country.”
A significant part of the maintenance programme is the annual spring and summer surface dressing project. This year 305 miles of Norfolk’s roads will get a new seal to extend the life of the road, prevent potholes from opening up, and provide a new skid-resistant surface to help reduce the risk of accidents. As part of the £10m project crews have already completed work in holidays areas such as Caister and Hunstanton ahead of what is hoped will be a busy summer season.
This year £4.5m is being spent on maintaining pavements and paths, for example, a pavement resurfacing scheme totalling £69,000 will be starting in July on Raynham Close, Dawber Close and Ingleby Close in King’s Lynn. This will be taking place during the school holidays to avoid disruption at the nearby Howard Junior School and King’s Oak Academy.
For more information on highway maintenance in Norfolk, visit: https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/roads/road-maintenance