Early cuts in Northamptonshire see transport projects axed

16 07 2010

The coalition cuts have started to bite in Northamptonshire. A county council cabinet meeting on Tuesday agreed to rein in transport spending in response to government funding reductions, with the Kingsthorpe Corridor highway improvement scheme axed.

The scheme was designed to improve bus reliability and reduce delays for other road users in the area around the main shopping centre in the town of Kingsthorpe.

In addition, the council is cutting its road safety spending by £400k, and essential maintenance spending by £280k.

The transport cuts are the result of reduced government capital funding reductions, but some of the most severe cuts have yet to take effect. The council has yet to decide how to implement a £2.5m cut in area based funding for children’s services and a 50 percent reduction in Local Area Agreement reward grants.

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