£2M investment to repair roads in local towns and villages

Over the next financial year, we’ll be investing £2M into classified B and C roads that connect towns and villages across the borough. This is alongside the Highways Capital Programme that will be discussed at Cabinet in early April.

This is the second successive additional £2M investment and includes the continued development of improvements to the network, such as measures to improve road safety, alleviate delay issues for the public travelling on the network, improve air quality and encourage active and sustainable travel.

This highways infrastructure work continues the ‘prevention is better than cure’ approach in determining the balance between structural, preventative, and reactive maintenance to improve the resilience of the highway. This will include work across various wards in our borough.

We’ll continue to deliver the programme in the most efficient way we can, including recycling materials from works, where the existing road surface is recycled after being removed, and kerbstones and old street lighting columns can be crushed to produce material which can be used in other construction works.

Cllr James Higginbottom, Cabinet Spokesperson for Environment and Highways said: "We're proud to announce we'll be investing an additional £2m to repair local connecting roads across the borough, which we know is something that residents have been asking for.

"We’re committed to our borough having better homes, jobs, services and transport links, and to achieve that it’s vital we continue to invest in our existing highway network.

“I look forward to seeing how we can improve our network even further this year and would like to thank our Highways Team for their ongoing efforts to keep our roads moving."

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