£8m spend on Wirral’s highway improvements in coming year

Roads, pavements and bridges in Wirral are set to benefit from more than £8 million of improvements over the coming year as part of the council’s annual Highway Structural Maintenance Programme. 

The funding, provided through the Liverpool City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement, will be used to carry out essential works on the highway infrastructure in Wirral to ensure that residents and visitors can continue to travel safely.

Resurfacing work is starting in late April and much of the programme takes place over the summer months when the days are longer and the weather generally kinder. These works may mean there is some disruption to road users while these essential works take place.

All works will be carried out in the most environmentally friendly way possible as crews and contractors will work closely with suppliers to minimise the council’s greenhouse gas emissions and reduce waste.

Cllr Liz Grey, Chair of the Environment, Climate Emergency and Transport Committee, said, “As a local authority, we have a legal duty to maintain roads within the borough and this work requires continual investment.

“The roads earmarked for improvements are prioritised based on condition surveys, as well as reports carried out by highways inspectors, residents and councillors.

“Repairing roads across the borough is essential to keep Wirral moving – whether that be by bike, on foot, or in a vehicle – and our annual programme is a major investment to deliver on those expectations and keep our residents safe. We know that often roadworks delay people’s journeys, and we apologise for that, but the end result is better, safer surfaces.”

A list of roads to be treated as part of this year’s programme will confirmed shortly.

Image credit: Wirral Council

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