WIRRAL roads, bridges and streetlights could receive a £6m boost if proposals are approved later this month by Cabinet.

The reports set to be put forward outline allocations of funding from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Department for Transport as well as contributions from the council's own Capital fund of £500,000.

It also sets out how this funding will be allocated for highway maintenance and integrated transport.

An allocation of £2.625m from the combined authority will be supplemented in 2019-20 by a further £315,000 from its Key Route Networks fund, plus extra funding from the Department of Transport of £1.465m.

This cash will will be split into four distinct areas – main classified roads and footways (£2.115m), minor unclassified roads and footways (£2.54m), bridges (£150,000) and streetlighting, to fix cable faults which cause power supply issues on the lighting network (£100,000).

A separate report seeks Cabinet’s approval to accept a £1.15m award from combined authority’s Integrated Transport Block to be invested in supporting projects and priorities set out in Wirral’s Transport Plan for Growth Programme 2019-20.

Cabinet member for Highways and Infrastructure Cllr Stuart Whittingham said: “Having a top quality highways and transport network is essential to a growing economy, encouraging existing residents to stay and attracting new residents and businesses to the area.

“The proposals we set out in the reports due to go to Cabinet show our commitment to continuing the important and excellent work we put in to maintaining and developing an infrastructure that is in as good shape as anywhere in the country.

“We take our duty to maintain our highway network very seriously.

“In deciding which schemes need to be given priority, officers look at a range of considerations, not least the feedback and reports we receive from people – councillors, residents and our own inspectors; we do listen.

“By carrying out this long-term programme of highways improvements and maintenance we will extend the life of many of our routes and help keep Wirral on the move.”