Cash injection to improve roads

ROADS in Heage should be about to get a lot smoother thanks to a multi-million pound Government grant to fix potholes in the county.

The £3.6m boost has been welcomed by Derbyshire County Council and will target the worst-hit roads across the county.

The cash is in addition to £20m which the council has already set aside to tackle potholes, safety schemes and road repairs.

Five roads in Heage will be improved at a total cost of £43,000. They are Spanker Lane, Newbridge Road, Eagle Street, Ripley Road and Brook Street.

Also, £16,000 has been set aside for work on Cumberhills Road, in Duffield.

County councillor Simon Spencer said: “We’re committed to improving Derbyshire’s roads and this extra cash is most welcome.

“We know it won’t address all of the problems caused by extreme winter weather but it means we can carry out longer lasting repairs on some of the worst-hit roads instead of just a quick fix.”