Construction NewsConstruction Directory Generator Guru Ltd
Elite Precast Concrete Ltd PPD Grease Traps Ltd MJB Display Ltd Chicago Glass (UK) Ltd Grundys (Ironmongers) Ltd First Solution Online Shaws Bespoke Joinery LLP Fronius UK Ltd Basement & Drainage Systems Ltd DIY Wetroom.com Saims Uk Herpetosure Invasive Solutions Ltd Miscellanea Discontinued Bathroomware Steni Uk Ltd Carpet Tiles Next Day MMA Joinery Specialists

United Kingdom Industry News

30/03/2012

Bid Submitted To Repair Drought-Damaged Roads

Peterborough City Council has submitted a bid for £6.1 million to the Department for Transport for cash to repair drought-damaged roads.

The city council has joined other local councils in the East of England to bid for government cash to help repair millions of pounds worth of damage to roads in the region caused by the ongoing drought conditions.

Information from the Environment Agency indicates that the fen areas of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Lincolnshire and Suffolk are considered to be suffering drought conditions which have caused extensive damage to roads in the affected areas.

- - - - - - Advertisement - - - - - -
hss

Peterborough City Councilís Cabinet Member for Housing, Neighbourhoods and Planning, Councillor Peter Hiller, said: "The Environment Agency considers that an extensive area of the eastern region is still suffering drought conditions with low water levels.

"As a result of the drought the moisture content in the soil beneath the roads has fallen and the soil has shrunk causing serious damage to the roads - we have been trying to keep pace with the repair work, but now the extent of the damage means we need to look for assistance to meet the cost of carrying out these unprecedented repairs which are well beyond the financial resources of individual local authorities in the region.

"We are in a similar situation to our neighbouring authorities and feel that taking a common approach to the identification of the worst roads puts us in a stronger position to bid for additional money to help tackle this exceptional problem."

A total of 57 sites have been identified as part of the bid with the majority of these to the east of Peterborough including the general areas of Thorney and Newborough.

(CD/GK)
Bookmark and Share

Top Stories
17/04/2014
Balfour Beatty Begin On £11.6m Project
17/04/2014
Plans Approved To Redevelop The Warner Stand
17/04/2014
Building Starts On Manchester Leisure Centre
17/04/2014
£68m Improvement Scheme Announced For A477
17/04/2014
'Custom Build' Homes Come To Peterborough
17/04/2014
Work On DLR Pudding Mill Lane Station Nears Completion
17/04/2014
Fitter Given Suspended Sentence For Illegal Gas Work
17/04/2014
LED Lamp Prices Fall By Almost 10%
16/04/2014
Mace JV Wins Sellafield Deal
16/04/2014
Construction Activity To Grow 18% By 2017 - CPA
Construction News Archive
Submit News Story
Editorial Staff
home
UK Construction Industry News
Balfour Beatty Begin On £11.6m Project
Plans Approved To Redevelop The Warner Stand
Building Starts On Manchester Leisure Centre
£68m Improvement Scheme Announced For A477
'Custom Build' Homes Come To Peterborough
Work On DLR Pudding Mill Lane Station Nears Completion
Fitter Given Suspended Sentence For Illegal Gas Work
LED Lamp Prices Fall By Almost 10%
Mace JV Wins Sellafield Deal
Construction Activity To Grow 18% By 2017 - CPA
Peterborough Residents Save Thousands On Energy Bills
Major Environmental Improvements Made On The Gateway Route
Subscribe to email news

national News
House Of Commons To Debate Second Reading Of High Speed Rail Bill
RMT Announce Five Days Of Strike Action Over Closures
Co-Op Group Announce £2.5bn Loss
Life For 21-Year-Old Who Beheaded His Girlfriend
Met Report 'One Of The Biggest Gun Hauls Ever'
Stagecoach To Axe 14 Services And Reduce Others
Lorry Driver Arrested Over M26 Pile-Up
UK Women Endure Worst Sexism
Liverpool Remembers Hillsborough Victims
Manchester City Players The Best Paid In Global Sport
Liberton High School To Reopen After Teen Death
Hague Warns Russia Could Face Isolation
163% Increase In Foodbank Use - The Trussell Trust
Other News In Brief
Construction News Archive
download the build app from the app store
Traffic is ABC certified
ppa.co.uk
Aran Acoustics A1 Environmental Services Ltd The skylight company A. Wychwood Flooring Impact Lighting Online by BEW H M James & Sons Ltd Geoff Schmitt Conway Builders ASK Acoustics Ltd Oakland Projects Ltd - Fire Protection Liberty Steel Structure Future Roofs Ltd Pro Door (UK) Ltd Stanton Bonna Concrete Ltd SRL Ltd Select Garage Doors Ltd
Sliding Sash Solutions
Flagship Media Group Ltd
Unit C3, 6 Westbank Drive, Belfast,
BT3 9LA, Northern Ireland
Tel (+44) 28 9031 9008
Contact : Click here
Website Terms and Conditions

keycons003 / keycons003x17 23/04/2014 09:20:55 / A4 / B3 / 0.015625, 54.198.20.215 / BOT1

Bid Submitted To Repair Drought-Damaged Roads - Peterborough City Council has submitted a bid for £6.