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Gritters keeping Surrey moving

As weather forecasters warn of more cold and icy conditions, the county council’s fleet of gritting lorries continue to keep Surrey moving.

The gritters, featuring location trackers and salt spreading monitors, are hitting the road after filling up from the council’s 16,000-tonne stockpile of salt. 251 more words

Surrey County Council

Set the alarm earlier - the rush hour commute lasts up to eight minutes longer than five years ago

Heavy rush hour traffic is forcing Surrey drivers to set the alarm up to eight minutes earlier than five years ago just to get to work on time. 304 more words

Surrey County Council

Gritting lorries hit the road

Gritting lorries took to Surrey’s roads over the weekend for the first time since last winter.

As temperatures plunged, the county council’s winter operation swung into action with the fleet of hi-tech gritters treating roads county-wide after filling up from the council’s 16,000-tonne stockpile of salt. 181 more words

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£300 million – the cost of fixing all Surrey’s roads

Fixing all Surrey’s roads today would cost nearly £300 million, the county council has revealed.

That is the amount needed to get the whole of the county’s network into a good condition like the roads overhauled in the council’s Operation Horizon project. 257 more words

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London to Sydney and back three times - the distance covered by Surrey's gritters last winter

As forecasters warn of a bitterly cold and snowy winter, it was revealed that gritting lorries treated 67,000 miles of road to keep Surrey moving last winter. 295 more words

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Thousands of Surrey motorists hit road as summer holidays come to end

Thousands of extra motorists hit Surrey’s roads in the rush hour as the summer holidays end and children return to school, figures reveal.

According to the latest county council statistics for 25 roads across Surrey*, traffic rose by more than 13% in September compared to the previous month. 256 more words

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Drive to overhaul roads saves £7 million

A drive to make Surrey’s roads more pothole-proof has also saved taxpayers more than £7 million.

The second year of a scheme to replace more than 300 miles of road with surfaces that come with a 10-year repair guarantee saved £3.1m through smarter contracts and recycling. 219 more words

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