More than 200 miles of Surrey’s pavements will be rebuilt as part of a £20 million county council scheme to help boost shopping centres and improve access to key community services
That figure is the equivalent of driving the distance between Guildford and Manchester.
The scheme, which was unveiled by leader David Hodge at today’s Full Council meeting, will last up to six years and focus on pavements most in need of repair.
Next year alone the authority will overhaul nearly 75 miles of footpaths, with those in the worst condition being torn up and reconstructed from scratch.
Improvements will be made in busy shopping areas and outside schools, hospitals and doctors’ surgeries.
It comes after residents raised concerns and follows the council’s Operation Horizon project which has already built more than 200 miles of pothole proof roads.
Pavements set to be improved include:
Southway near the University of Surrey and Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford
Godstone Road, a link to Caterham town centre and railway station
Ewell’s Banstead Road, which passes Banstead train station
Windfield, near Leatherhead Community Hospital.