20th Oct, 2020

County’s roads said to be ‘among best in UK’

Rob George 28th Nov, 2017

COUNTY highways chief Coun Alan Amos has vowed not become complacent despite Worcestershire’s roads being revealed as some of the best in the country.

Latest figures from the Department for Transport rank the county’s main roads amongst the top 25 per cent of all local authorities in England.

Worcestershire’s B and C roads have also been judged to be amongst the very best.

According to the latest transport statistics, published by the Government, Worcestershire County Council treats considerably more A roads than the national average.

The council has also treated more kilometres than the national average of 23 per cent when it comes to the rest of the road network.

Despite the news, Coun Amos vowed to continue to ensure Worcestershire’s road network was a priority at County Hall.

“We are investing millions of pounds into reducing congestion and an additional £12million into our Driving Home programme

“You only have to travel to some of the counties close to Worcestershire to see how good our roads really are compared to the rest.

“I am delighted the quality of our roads is being recognised by the Department for Transport.”

All local authorities across England monitor the state of their roads through a combination of hi-tech machines and visual surveys to show where maintenance work is required.

These findings are then reported to DfT from which local council league tables are produced.

In Worcestershire there are over 4,000 kilometres of roads.

Of these, around 14 per cent are A roads, almost 10 per cent are B roads while the county has more than 1,000km of C roads which are made up of country lanes and roads on housing estates.

What do you think? Do you agree with the Department of Transport’s views? Write to the editor via e-mail on editor@eveshamobserver.co.uk with your views,

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