Road repair list announced for the year ahead

Potholes in Bourtonville, Buckingham, last year
Potholes in Bourtonville, Buckingham, last year

As central government pledges an extra £140 million to local authorities for pothole repairs, Bucks County Council (BCC) has just announced its road treatment programme for 2014/15.

Each county councillor has chosen their priority road repair schemes in their ward and 43 of the new schemes will be treated between April this year and March 2015.

The roads to be worked on have been assessed over the winter by TfB’s team of engineers to find the most suitable and cost effective way to repair each road, which will either be surfaced, surfaced-dressed or micro-surfaced.

A further 23 roads from last year’s programme will also be completed.

In Buckingham, the whole length of Bourtonville/Bourton Road is to be treated, as is West Street from School Lane to Bridge Street.

Horn Street in Winslow, High Street in Whaddon, Main Road in Grendon Underwood and the Steeple Claydon to Calvert road are also due to be treated.

Sections of the A413 are to be treated at Lillingstone Darrel, Akeley and Lillingstone Lovell.

In addition to the roads selected by county councillors, an increased budget of about £6 million has been allocated to treat a number of strategic routes across Bucks. These are still to be confirmed.

BCC is currently submitting a claim for funding from the government’s Severe Weather Recovery Scheme.