Roads and Footpaths To Be Improved Across Borough

Council announce spending on roads and pavement repair

£3.5million is to be spent on improving roads and footpaths across the borough, Ealing Council has announced. 

The council’s cabinet approved the latest budget for the 2018/19 Footway and Carriageway improvement programme yesterday (12 December).  

£3million will be invested in roads, with £0.5 million to be spent on footways. 

Each year surveyors walk the entire length of all of the borough’s roads checking them for defects such as potholes, cracking, and other signs of deterioration and damage. Each road is then given a condition rating on a scale of 1-100 and those with a high rating, which are in the poorest condition, are targeted for resurfacing. 

The council says it works hard to co-ordinate resurfacing works with other work carried out by utilities companies, but on the rare occasions where there is a clash with major works, resurfacing works will be postponed until the first subsequent opportunity. 

Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport, leisure and environment said: “Resurfacing our roads and pavements continues to be an important priority for this council and for our residents. 

“That is why year after year we continue to invest significantly to ensure that local people benefit, whether they are pedestrians, cyclists or motorists.”

All cabinet decisions are subject to call-in for a period of five working days from the date of publication of the minutes of the meeting. 

13 December 2017

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