Council Boosts Highways Funding
Staffordshire council is putting an extra £20m into highways maintenance.
The extra funding will be spent over the next two years on preventative maintenance to save money in the long run compared to a programme of emergency repairs. The money has been raised through a cost-cutting drive including shutting down local authority offices.
Cabinet member for Highways and Transport Mike Maryon said, “Local people have made it very clear to us that keeping Staffordshire roads properly maintained is their big issue. That’s why we earmarked £30 million two years ago and why we are again making this our top priority for the next two years.”
He added, “Using savings from money that we have created from not doing silly things like having too many buildings, being more innovative and efficient in how we work with and reinvesting it in to Staffordshire is common sense.”