Road users will be well aware of the disastrous effect that the freezing conditions of last Winter had on the condition of Oxfordshire’s road network.
In response, Oxfordshire County Council is planning to substantially increase the budget for highways maintenance. Funds for this will be borrowed as it is needed over a number of years, with repayments made with the additional Council Tax received as new homes are constructed. The work should, in the long run, save money.
OCC has produced a factsheet about highways maintenance which provides some helpful background to the issue.
Download the factsheet here.