Leicestershire County Council has agreed to spend £13 million to repair the county's roads, buy new gritters and tackle debt.
The money is the council's predicted underspend on this year's £300 million budget.
- £2 million will be used to replace the Aylestone Lane footbridge, over the railway at Wigston and patching work on roads
- £1.2 million will be spent to replace five gritters as well as eight low-floor, wheelchair-accessible vehicles for adult social care
- £10 million will be used to repay debt and reduce borrowing costs by £800,000 per year
– David Sprason, Leicestershire County Council Acting Deputy Leader
By managing our budget prudently, we can find the money to invest in road repairs and gritters and reduce our borrowing costs by a significant amount.”