Surrey highways repair 20 miles of road surfaces

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Earlier this year, Surrey County Council said £400m was needed to bring the roads up to scratch

Road surfaces totalling the size of about 40 football pitches have been resurfaced in Surrey in the first month of a new road maintenance contract.

Surrey County Council said its new contractor, May Gurney, had resurfaced almost 270,000 square metres of road.

It said laid end to end the road improvements would cover over 20 miles.

The work across the county also involved repairing potholes and patching broken stretches of road before a new surface was laid.

It includes schemes in Hindhead, Chobham, Sunbury and Chertsey.

Under the terms of the six-year deal, May Gurney will make sure all potholes are made safe through a temporary repair within 24 hours of them being reported.

Dependent on the size, depth and potential for danger, a permanent repair will then be made within 24 hours to 28 days.

Earlier this year, Surrey County Council revealed about £400m was needed to bring Surrey's road network up to scratch.

London 2012 organisers had demanded repairs before the Olympics cycle race passes through the county next year.

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