County council consults Melton people as it looks to save millions of pounds on highways maintenance costs

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People of the Melton borough are being encouraged to have their say on how Leicestershire County Council can change its approach to highways maintenance in order to make savings.

The authority spent £26 million looking after roads, pavements and verges in 2015/16. By 2020 it needs to cut this to £16.5m

Proposals for its new highways maintenance strategy include:

l Prioritising high risk repairs when responding to highway defects

l Reducing the number of items looked after directly and/or reduce how regularly they are maintained

l Involving communities directly in maintaining the road-side environment

The consultation ends at midnight on September 25. The findings will be reported back to the council’s ruling cabinet later in the year.