Public is satisfied with Hampshire’s roads, says survey

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HAMPSHIRE is the top performing county in the South East for residents’ overall satisfaction with highways and transport, according to a new survey.

People across the country were asked to rate their local authorities on categories relating to highways maintenance, transport provision and road safety for the annual National Highways and Transport 2012 public satisfaction survey.

Nationally, Hampshire County Council improved two places to fifth position in terms of overall satisfaction.

In highways maintenance, Hampshire was rated second out of 22 county councils.

It scored well in the 18 categories which included satisfaction with road surfaces, and fixing potholes.

Cllr Mel Kendal, in charge of the county’s transport matters, said: ‘We strive to deliver quality service for the residents of Hampshire so I am very pleased we have retained the first place in our peer group of South East county councils.

‘With traffic from ports, an airport and key motorway links, plus a large population going about its day to day business, Hampshire’s roads are under constant pressure.

‘These results show that the condition of highways remains the top priority for Hampshire residents.’