Firms fined £55k for roadworks that overrun on Leicestershire's streets
Roadworks overrunning and being carried out without a permit resulted in Leicestershire County Council collecting more than £55,000 in fines in 18 months.
The authority operates a permit system that sees providers, including its own highways department, apply for permission to carry out work on the county’s road network, effectively “booking” road space.
The scheme, which has been running since February 1, 2018, saw 40,313 permits granted when the last count was made on August 1 this year.
The breakdown means that, on average, between 50 and 70 roads are dug up for works to start somewhere... read more
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