Three million pound boost to council budget for Hertfordshire’s roads

Hertfordshire County Council is investing a total of £106million in road repairs and maintenance in 2024/25. Photo credit: Hertfordshire County Council

Hertfordshire County Council has brought forward a further £3million this year to help deal with urgent issues on local roads, pavements and cycleways caused by recent bad weather.

This additional money, that has been reprioritised from the 2025/26 budget, will support the council’s existing plans to maintain and improve Hertfordshire’s 5,000km of roads, 5,500km of footpaths as well as the network of cycleways. 

The sum is in addition to £2million to be spent on maintaining drainage systems together with £2million set aside for preventative work, getting ahead of problems for future years. This will mean Hertfordshire County Council is investing a total of £106million in repairs and maintenance in 2024/25 and undertaking over a thousand strategic maintenance and improvement schemes across the county.

Cllr Richard Roberts, Leader of Hertfordshire County Council, said: “We know that the condition and safety of our roads, paths and cycleways really matter to our residents, and it matters to us too. We can’t control the weather, but we’re doing everything we can in difficult circumstances to help residents move safely around the county.”

The council estimates that by the end of this financial year, highways teams will have fixed around 65,000 potholes, 40,000 more than the previous year. The council are using the latest techniques to tackle the pothole problem, including recent trials of the world’s first pothole-preventing robot.

To report a pothole, flooding or any other fault to the council follow this link: Report a street light, pothole or other problem | Hertfordshire County Council

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