£3m Boost for Hertfordshire’s Roads

Investment in Hertfordshire's Roads Pavements and Cycleways

Hertfordshire County Council has brought forward a further £3million this year to help deal with urgent issues on our roads, pavements and cycleways caused by recent bad weather, including one of the wettest Februarys on record.

This additional money, reprioritised from the 2025/26 budget, will support existing plans to maintain and improve our 5,000km of roads, 5,500km of footpaths as well as our network of cycleways. The £3million is in addition to £2million to be spent on maintaining our drainage systems together with £2million set aside for preventative work, getting ahead of problems for future years. This will mean Hertfordshire County Council is investing a total of £106million in repairs and maintenance in 2024/25 and undertaking over 1,100 strategic maintenance and improvement schemes across the county.

Cllr Richard Roberts, Leader of Hertfordshire County Council, said: ‘We know that the condition and safety of our roads, paths and cycleways really matter to our residents, and it matters to us too. We can’t control the weather, but we’re doing everything we can in difficult circumstances to help residents move safely around the county.

‘We’ll use this additional money to prioritise work where it is most needed and will make the greatest impact to keep Hertfordshire moving.’

By the end of this financial year the council’s highways teams will have fixed around 65,000 potholes, 40,000 more than the previous year. They’re using the latest techniques to tackle the pothole problem, including recent trials of the world’s first pothole preventing robot.

To report a pothole, flooding or any other fault please visit Report a street light, pothole or other problem | Hertfordshire County Council.