Bid to boost roads 


Bolton Council’s Executive will decide on Monday (Feb 1) whether to invest an extra £3 million in repairing potholes over the next few months.

Like other towns and cities across the country, Bolton’s roads have been affected by the coldest weather snap in the last 30 years.

The snow and freezing conditions have resulted in a significant increase in the number of potholes and general deterioration of roads.

If approved, work will start immediately to improve the main routes and key residential roads across the borough.

The extra funding would come from diverting £1 million from the current highways programme. A further £2 million will be found as part of the 2010/11 budget setting process.

Councillor Cliff Morris, Leader of Bolton Council, said: "These are exceptional circumstances and we have to act quickly to tackle the problems caused by the severe weather. I will be recommending my colleagues back the proposals at the forthcoming Executive meeting."


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