Arooj Shah Published: Wednesday, 15th August 2018

We’ve been awarded an extra £813,000 to improve the borough’s roads.

This extra money is on top of the £6.2m Highways Improvement Project we are already investing this year to improve surfaces for all road users.

The council has been allocated an additional £411,000 from the government’s Local Highways Maintenance Incentive Fund as we’ve demonstrated the delivery of cost effective improvements across the network.

This money will now be used to resurface a number of streets and roads that are showing their age.

In addition we’ve also been given £402,000 to repair potholes, and in some instances prevent them.  The work will use a much tougher surface course with a longer life expectancy.

Councillor Arooj Shah, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, said: “As a council it’s our duty to provide good quality roads for residents and motorists to help improve access and driving conditions.

“Despite the ongoing cuts to our funding and financial challenges we recognise it’s vital to invest, and attract funding, so we can invest in our key infrastructure wherever possible.

“We are already on site working on some of these schemes so people should start to see the benefits and improvements from this pretty quickly.

“As always with infrastructure works, this may mean some temporary inconvenience in terms of traffic disruption, but we will be monitoring this closely to ensure that we keep this to an absolute minimum.

“We’re investing money and improving our roads but we also need your help. If you see a pothole report it to us.

“Together – with this additional investment and your patience and help – we can deliver better roads.”

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