Surrey A22 flood-hit road gets £4.5m to 'improve resilience'

Whyteleafe floods Image copyright Tandridge District Council
Image caption The A22 was closed in February 2014 after a river overflowed

Millions of pounds will be spent on a road that was hit by severe flooding in Surrey.

The A22 was closed for three weeks in February 2014 after the Caterham Bourne overflowed.

The river flooded roads and homes in Caterham, Whyteleafe and Kenley and emergency services had to pump water from Kenley water treatment works which supplies 46,000 properties.

Surrey County Council said it had been given £4.5m to improve resilience.

The cash was allocated from the local enterprise partnership for work on the road from the A22/A25 Oxted roundabout to the Croydon boundary.

Tandridge council said work would be carried out in several phases over the next 12 months.

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