Harsh winter prompts £1.5m road repairs across Surrey

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Surrey County Council said 57 stretches of road had been patched or resurfaced

Nearly 60 stretches of road in Surrey have been repaired at a cost of £1.5m since last winter's severe weather, the county council has said.

The local authority was awarded an extra £1.5m in government funds in March for the work.

Repairs have been carried out on 57 roads. Most of the routes have had patches of the surface repaired.

Four roads have had the whole carriageway resurfaced, and many routes had treatment to reduce skidding.

Council leader Dr Andrew Povey said he welcomed the extra government funding but said that more was needed.

He has called for national road investment to be concentrated in the South East to boost the regional economy and help businesses prosper, which he said would in turn provide government tax revenue that could be reinvested elsewhere in the country.

The council, which is responsible for about 3,000 miles of road, has estimated that at least £200m is needed to bring Surrey's main roads up to a good standard.

Statistics for how many miles of roads have been repaired and how many are in need of repair were not available.

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