Council plans to splash out £23m on road improvements

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Hundreds of miles of roads in Derbyshire could be improved under a £23 million spending programme.

Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet will decide on Tuesday, August 5, whether the authority will spend the extra cash from April 2015.

If approved, £13.5m would be borrowed for the work, with £6m coming from reserves and £3.5 m from a Government local transport grant.

Deputy cabinet member for transport Coun Dean Collins said: “We have many hundreds of miles of roads that have just started to deteriorate and need urgent work to stop their condition getting any worse.”

The investment could protect roads for 15 years.