Bins & waste
Highways flood damage repairs
Northumberland County Council have outlined an extensive repair programme worth £14.6m to repair the vast amount of damage inflicted on the county’s highway network by record-breaking wet weather in winter 2015/16.
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The programme is funded by the Government’s Department of Transport (DfT), who allocated £14.6m towards repair costs in the region after the County Council submitted a bid for £24.3m.
This funding was in addition to the £1.1m assigned to the Council towards pothole repair costs over the 2016/17 financial year.
Northumberland suffered significant damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure following the violent weather which hit the region in December 2015 and January 2016– leaving a repair bill in excess of £24m.
Sub-zero temperatures that followed February exacerbated the situation on roads right across the County, resulting in potholes when the saturated road surfaces began to freeze, weaken and break up.
Programme of works completed during 2016/17
Programme of works to be delivered during the current 2017/18 financial year