BUXTON: Repairs for roads damaged by weather

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Council chiefs are to spend £93,000 on repairing roads in and around Buxton as part of a countywide scheme.

Derbyshire County Council approved the sum which will see £4million spent across the county in a bid to repair the damage caused by this winter’s harsh weather conditions.

Councillor Dean Collins, Deputy Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport said: “Last year was an unusually wet summer which was followed by periods of snow and frost which led to severe damage being caused to many roads and pavements.

“We are working hard to provide an efficient transport network and this work will help us to achieve that by carrying out improvements where it is most needed.”

In 2014/15 the council plans to spend £3,000 in Cross Street, Buxton, and £4,000 in Dakin Avenue, Buxton, on dressing the road surface.

In Victoria Park Road, Buxton, £5,000 will be spent on patching potholes in 2013/14 and in Ashwood Avenue, Buxton, £4,000 will got towards dressing the road surface between 2013 and 2015.

In 2013/14 £32,000 will be spent at Longlands Road, New Mills, and £15,000 at Hall Street, New Mills, on resurfacing the carriageway.

A footway slurry seal programme will be installed on the A6 at Furness Vale in 2014/15 at a cost of £10,000 and a surface dressing programme on the road leading to King Sterndale will cost the authority £20,000 in 2014/15.

Funding for the project was provided by central government.