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Road safety schemes in Colchester delayed
7:00pm Sunday 13th October 2013 in News
ROAD safety schemes will not be coming to Colchester because there are not enough council engineers to draw them up, it has been claimed.
County Hall gave Colchester district £1 million for highways projects ranging from adding new zebra crossings, bus stop shelters and footpaths to more basic projects such as painting lines.
But the authority has decided to claw back £710,000 which has not yet been earmarked for specific schemes.
Instead, the money will go towards general maintenance across Essex as well as a park and ride expansion and a widening scheme in Chelmsford.
Members of Colchester’s Local Highways Panel said the problem was not that they did not have a host of road improvement works they wanted implementing.
They said the issue was there were no longer enough highways engineers to turn their wishes into fully-costed and designed schemes.
See Monday's Gazette for the full story.
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