£15.7m additional investment proposed for repairing East Sussex roads

a man in high vis protective clothing filling a pothole

East Sussex County Council has agreed to make an additional investment of £10.7 million to help improve the condition of our roads and protect them for future years, with a recommendation for a further £5m to be considerd at Full Council. This would bring the council’s spending on highways this year to almost £34 million.

The additional money will enable us to carry out vital drainage work that will go some way to helping our systems cope better with the excessive rainfall we have seen in recent months, while enabling us to carry out more patching work, making our roads more resilient and giving all road users a smoother and safer ride.

This decision follows months of detailed modelling of how extra investment could be most effective as more extreme weather is causing roads across England to deteriorate faster.