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25 Norfolk roads to be repaired

PUBLISHED: 12:00 26 May 2010 | UPDATED: 16:48 01 July 2010

Transport officials will repair 25 roads around Norwich damaged by severe winter weather

Transport officials will repair 25 roads around Norwich damaged by severe winter weather

Transport officials are to get to work repairing roads in and around Norwich damaged by the severe winter weather.

Transport officials are to get to work repairing roads in and around Norwich damaged by the severe winter weather.

Norfolk County Council has produced a list of more than 25 roads across Norfolk in line for urgent repair work following the widespread damage caused by the cold snap.

Many city streets were hit during the cold snap including St Andrews Street, where repair works were brought forward.

But the latest list also includes Whitard Road and Plumstead Road on the approach to the roundabout, both in Heartsease, Rosary Road, Thorpe St Andrew, and West Parade in Earlham.

Beyond the city the council will also carry out repairs at the A146/A47 junction at Trowse and the B1108 Watton Road.

The council has £4.8m of extra funding to spend fixing potholes and stretches of road damaged by the winter weather.

Contractors May Gurney have also made an early start on surface dressing work apply bitumen and chipping to the road surface ahead of a bigger programme to be carried out in the summer.

County Hall has drawn up a programme of sites that suffered badly during the winter with £2m to be spent on surface dressing to protect roads from water and frost damage and consolidating pot hole repairs.

A further £2.2m will be spent on resurfacing with a new layer of asphalt and £600,000 will be spent on surface 'patching'.

More 110 miles of road across Norfolk will be repaired as work gets underway to make good the damage caused by the severe winter weather.

Adrian Gunson, Cabinet member for travel and transport, said: “Thanks to the early start we can be confident that winter damage repairs will be complete while the weather is favourable. The extra £2m we are spending on surface dressing will restore and protect an extra 110 miles, and will consolidate pot-hole repairs and other urgent work already carried out.

“Combined with our main annual programme, this well targeted road maintenance represents good value for money because it will slow road deterioration and reduce costs in the future,” Mr Gunson added.

Surface dressing on major roads will include the A143 Haddiscoe, B1077 Attleborough Queens Road, B1077 Attleborough Station Road.

About £1.85m of surface dressing will be spread over the whole network including many B and C class roads.

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