Conservative councillor Matt Furniss is the Cabinet Member for Transport at Surrey County Council.
He is introducing a new policy from April of charging utility companies a lane rental fee when they dig up busy Surrey roads and carry out the works during peak hours. The intention is to incentivise road crews to complete works in a timely fashion and minimise inconvenience to residents. Companies doing poor quality, rushed repairs will be required to come back at their own expense! With any luck we might see an end to instances of roads closed without work being done.
Matt said: “I’m delighted that this new scheme will go-ahead. We’re always looking at ways to reduce congestion on our road network and to keep Surrey moving."
Since 2017, Conservative-run Surrey has resurfaced 400+ miles of Surrey roads, 125 miles of pavements and repaired over 150,000 potholes. We are investing a further £264 million on improving the county's roads for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians if re-elected in May.