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£800,000 road repair scheme to be launched in Wirral
Updated 9:57am Friday 11th April 2014 in News
An extensive £800,000 project is to be launched to improve Wirral’s road network.
A list of around 30 residential streets in urgent need of repair and resurfacing has been drawn up, guided partly by suggestions from the public.
The cost of work ranges from £76,000 for major repairs at Stadium Road, Bromborough, to £2,800 for Strathallan Close in Heswall.
£500,000 has already been made available from council coffers for preventative maintenance work to unclassified and residential streets.
The Government provided an £364,400 in March to help to repair roads damaged by severe weather which hit the UK, including the wettest winter on record.
Councillor Harry Smith, cabinet member for highways and transportation, said: “We are prioritising our maintenance programme in areas where we have been told by residents they have real concerns about the state of their road network.
“We have seen an unprecedented period of severe weather, and although we have some of the best maintained A-roads in the country, there is work to do to bring many of our unclassified roads up to scratch.
“It’s only right and proper that we take note of the concerns of residents and work to address those concerns.”
A special cabinet meeting will be held this evening (Thursday) during which the scheme will be discussed.
A statement will be published on the Wirral Council website at the end of April setting out where the extra funding will be spent.
You can see if your road is on the repair list by clicking here.
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