MORE Wirral roads have been added to the council's highway maintenance programme.

Almost £5 million was approved by cabinet at the end of March for the work and, as the result of additional funding, further works will take place to repair and improve the borough's roads.

The full schedule can be seen at website.

Cllr Julie McManus, cabinet member for community services said: "Significant investment was made into our maintenance programme for this year and by receiving additional funding from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority for works on the Key Route Network, the programme has been able to undertake further substantial repair works."

Responsible for approximately 1,200 kilometres of road, the additional funding allows further improvement works to be carried out on Wirral Council’s largest and most valuable public asset.

This funding has enabled further Hot Rolled Asphalt, surface dressing and micro asphalt treatments to take place on our roads and a programme to improve and treat approximately 100 footways across Wirral to improve pedestrian network.

Cllr McManus continued: "I'm delighted that by securing further funding, we are able to add roads into the programme and carry out more intensive repairs, as this will continue to maintain roads across the borough for all of our residents.

"These preventative works are essential to future-proof the condition of our roads and enable the Council to continue delivering an effective and sustainable network to our residents.

"The repairs and treatments that are taking part on our footways can also help to maintain our pedestrian network to encourage sustainable travel across the borough."