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Improvement in county's roads back on track


The county council is delivering positive results on Gloucestershire's roads.

In a monthly report, which will be presented to county councillors at Shire Hall on Wednesday, the council's highways contractor Amey was shown to be meeting the majority of their key performance indicators (KPIs).

These KPIs are used by the county council to measure the contractor's performance, and to ensure that programmed works are being delivered on time.

The report identified positive performances in a number of areas, including:

  • Gully emptying programme (12% above target at 97%)
  • Emergency responses (0.31% above target of 96%)
  • Repairing of 24 hour defects (96% meeting target)
  • 28 day repairs back on target at 97% in month (95% target, previously at 86.29% performance).

Amey have also completed a county wide programme of surface dressing to prepare Gloucestershire's roads for winter weather.

Highways crews are also well underway with the £3.1m pothole fund patching scheme, which will further improve the county's road network.

This investment has seen year on year improvements to the standard of roads in, as well as an increase in public satisfaction.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways, said: "Although the majority of the statistics in this report show improvements, we're not complacent and know that we've still got plenty of work to do.

"As well as improving the condition of our road network ahead of the winter months, we're delivering on major schemes around the county, such as Elmbridge Court and the A38 Berkeley Bridge.

"We will continue to monitor the work that Amey do, to get the best possible outcomes for the county's tax payers."

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