Friday, 18 July 2014

Road and pavement repairs budget bigger than ever

More pothole repairs will be carried out in Richmond than ever before after the Department for Transport awarded the Council an additional £250,615.

The money is on top of the £250k Richmond Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Cllr Samuel, intends to make available.

The additional funding follows a further £465k and £233k awarded by Government. The total amount the Council has to spend on roads and  pavements repairs now stands at £4.3m

The Council aims to repair potholes in more than 50 additional roads using the latest Government cash injection. The Council is already in the middle of repairing 33 roads and pavements across the borough’s 14 villages through its hugely popular Roads and Pavements Fund. Under the scheme, residents nominate the highway defects they would like to see repaired, with each village this year having approximately £52k allocated.

Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Highways, Cllr Stephen Speak, said:

“The Council welcomes this additional Government funding which will bolster our hugely successful Roads and Pavements programme and our own maintenance programme.”

Whitton roads to be repaired

  • Kneller Road
  • Nelson Road
  • Jubilee Avenue
  • Lyndhurst Avenue
  • Powder Mill Lane
  • Tranmere Road