700 roads to be fixed by Essex County Council

Essex County Council has announced that it will spend £17.5 million on fixing 700 local roads.

The local authority has published a list of the 700 worst urban local roads it is targeting in its ambitious maintenance programme.

County councillor Rodney Bass, cabinet member for highways and transportation, said: “These roads are in urgent need of repair and we are making the manpower available to get the job done – recently doubling the number of maintenance crews to 36 to bring the county’s roads up to standard.”

The 36 crews will also fix all current carriageway defects, but not those that may subsequently emerge, on the main roads (priority 1/priority 2 networks) and rural local roads, by the end of March 2015.

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