Record figure to be spent on district's roads

NYCC'S executive approved the extra spend
NYCC'S executive approved the extra spend

North Yorkshire County Council is set to spend a record amount on road maintenance.

The council’s executive approved spending an extra £3m from its reserves to supplement Government grants to address the effects of winter damage to the road network through a mixture of resurfacing, structural patching and dressing.

Council leader, Coun Carl Les said the decision recognised the state of the roads in parts of the county and reflected the importance of highways to communities.

Deputy leader, Coun Gareth Dadd, said extra funding for repairs was only available because of the austerity budget cuts introduced.