£800,000 road repair scheme to be launched in Wirral

Wirral Globe: Wirral Council has extra cash for repairs Wirral Council has extra cash for repairs

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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11:55am Thu 10 Apr 14

bigfoot says...

Just get on with it instead of wasting time and money talking about it!
The roads on Wirral are appalling-oh I forgot except for those leading to the GOLF!
Just get on with it instead of wasting time and money talking about it! The roads on Wirral are appalling-oh I forgot except for those leading to the GOLF! bigfoot
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12:55pm Thu 10 Apr 14

woodyres2 says...

Not a single road in Woodchurch is listed for repairs, despite a residents petition to the Council and numerous complaints !!

I would like to know what our Councillors are doing, not a lot in my opinion, it's a disgrace !!
Not a single road in Woodchurch is listed for repairs, despite a residents petition to the Council and numerous complaints !! I would like to know what our Councillors are doing, not a lot in my opinion, it's a disgrace !! woodyres2
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2:17pm Thu 10 Apr 14

JimmyMercury says...

The worst road in the Wirral is not mentioned. Martins lane Wallasey.

You would think the Council would know how to spell their own roads wouldn't you? It's Withens lane, not Withins!
The worst road in the Wirral is not mentioned. Martins lane Wallasey. You would think the Council would know how to spell their own roads wouldn't you? It's Withens lane, not Withins! JimmyMercury
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2:38pm Thu 10 Apr 14

piermaster says...

JimmyMercury wrote:
The worst road in the Wirral is not mentioned. Martins lane Wallasey.

You would think the Council would know how to spell their own roads wouldn't you? It's Withens lane, not Withins!
Would that not be whoever"proof read" the list??
[quote][p][bold]JimmyMercury[/bold] wrote: The worst road in the Wirral is not mentioned. Martins lane Wallasey. You would think the Council would know how to spell their own roads wouldn't you? It's Withens lane, not Withins![/p][/quote]Would that not be whoever"proof read" the list?? piermaster
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7:12pm Thu 10 Apr 14

PaulCa says...

Same price as the Town Hall's executive fire escape
Same price as the Town Hall's executive fire escape PaulCa
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9:20pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Hugo1008 says...

What about the appalling road mess left behind when contractors dig up the road and pavements, do WBC have no inspectors to oversee work carried out by small contractors working for WBC and some of the utilities companies.

WBC seem to have an army of guys armed with spray cans who have all the time in the world to make pretty borders round pot holes and dangerous pavements right across the borough.

These guys seem to drive round in posh cars clocking up astronomical mileage expenses, shiny shoes, smart suits, but never a bag of instant tarmac and a shovel.

I swear that some of the damaged road surface markings are older than my kids, who are now at senior school, before the potholes actually get filled in.
What about the appalling road mess left behind when contractors dig up the road and pavements, do WBC have no inspectors to oversee work carried out by small contractors working for WBC and some of the utilities companies. WBC seem to have an army of guys armed with spray cans who have all the time in the world to make pretty borders round pot holes and dangerous pavements right across the borough. These guys seem to drive round in posh cars clocking up astronomical mileage expenses, shiny shoes, smart suits, but never a bag of instant tarmac and a shovel. I swear that some of the damaged road surface markings are older than my kids, who are now at senior school, before the potholes actually get filled in. Hugo1008
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1:49pm Fri 11 Apr 14

tiprat says...

'we have some of the best maintained A-roads in the country'

Is this a personal opinion, Mr. Smith, or can you reference some facts and figures for us?
'we have some of the best maintained A-roads in the country' Is this a personal opinion, Mr. Smith, or can you reference some facts and figures for us? tiprat
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