Capital programme for transport allocates Rugby with £400,000

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WARWICKSHIRE County Council’s (WCC) cabinet approved the allocation of each area’s transport capital allocation yesterday (Thursday).

WCC has agreed a capital allocation of £2m per year until 2014-2015 for highway maintenance, with each area getting an equal share of £400,000 for area committee to decide where it should be spent.

Rugby has agreed where it will allocate money for 2012-2013 with over £125,000 earmarked for casualty reduction schemes, £10,000 for speed limit changes, £100,000 for street lighting and £25,000 for drainage improvements as well as funds for structural maintenance of the borough’s carriageways and footways.

Cllr Peter Butlin, portfolio holder for transports and highways, said: “The allocation had been ringfenced for the next three years and will enable local people through local meetings to decide where money should be spent in their localities.

“£400,000 a year is a very considerable sum that will enable us to make a difference in areas that residents have identified as their priorities. We will now aim to have all work completed before the end of the financial year.”