A massive programme to repair roads across Rochdale borough has moved up a gear, with townships approving a hit list of more than 950 streets.
Once the programme is completed in two and a half years’ time, over 48 miles of the borough’s highways will have been repaired - more than enough to get from Rochdale to Liverpool.
The bumper cash injection for the borough’s roads was agreed by the council in February and a list of roads was then drawn up using condition and accident data, before being approved by councillors across the four townships. Some £2m of the £12m fund will be spent on footpaths.
The work will be carried out in addition to the council’s standard annual repair programme, which will see the council invest £1.2m in repairs across almost 15 miles of road. Further cash is also routinely spent on emergency repairs, gully maintenance and other vital work to keep the roads in top condition.
Councillor Allen Brett, leader of Rochdale Borough Council, said: “The state of the roads is a serious concern for many of our residents and something they have to deal with every day. This huge additional investment will allow us to carry out a series of repairs, from fixing potholes to full scale resurfacing and other long-term repairs, on 955 roads, to get them in good condition for years to come.”
The full list of roads which will be targeted as part of the £12m investment programme is available at: rochdale.gov.uk/potholerepairs
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