WIRRAL roads are set to receive a £500,000 boost after cabinet rubber-stamped the budget for 2019-20.

The investment will see pothole repair works take place on unclassified roads across the borough.

In the past, investment had been prioritised on improving and maintaining the most-used routes in Wirral and to only treat lesser roads where conditions had 'significantly' deteriorated.

This new capital bid comes in addition to the annual investment which will amount to around £5m on highway maintenance plans.

Cabinet member for Highways and Transport Cllr Stuart Whittingham told the Globe: "We recognise that for those who live on them and use them regularly, the upkeep of minor roads is every bit as important as main roads.

“As a result of the Council’s careful management of its budget in recent years, even during this time of continuing pressure on local government finances, we are still able to make commitments to invest in the things people want to see happen.

"In recent times, the authority has focused on bringing in revenue where possible to ensure we can make such investments in infrastructure for the future whilst also providing those crucial services local people rely upon every single day.

"While we know there will still be hard choices to be made as there will be many more roads that require work than we are able to carry out, this is still a significant investment which will make a big difference to many areas of the borough.”

Moreton West and Saughall Massie Conservative councillor Steve Williams said: “In December, Wirral Council was given an extra £1.4m by the Department for Transport to fix more pot holes and carry out more road repairs. 

"From the town hall’s comments, you’d think this was down to them."

The cash will be spent on surface dressing roads and micro-surface treatments.

Roads that will receive repair works will be decided on independent condition survey results, suggestions and reports from councillors and residents with a list set to be compiled in April.