Bolton’s roads get cash boost 

30/03/12
Town Hall

An additional £1 million will be spent to improve Bolton’s roads.

Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Environmental Services, Councillor Akhtar Zaman, approved a report this week (Monday, March 26), giving the green light for the investment to start.

Like other towns and cities across the country, Bolton’s roads have been affected by consecutive cold winters. The snow and freezing conditions have resulted in a significant increase in the number of potholes and general deterioration of roads.

The programme of work has been drawn up based on data inspection and condition surveys. Key residential roads across the borough will be resurfaced, financed through £436K of the funding.

A total of £364K will be spent on restoring road surfaces by spraying a coat of bitumen, on to the road surface followed by adding one or more layers of hard stone chippings.

And £200K will go towards repairing thousands of potholes on other roads across the borough. Work on all these schemes will be programmed in over the next 12 months.

Councillor Akhtar Zaman said: “We are doing everything we can to improve our roads, under difficult financial circumstances.This programme of work follows on from the £2 million that we invested in the last financial year.

“The roads that we’ve chosen are based on engineering surveys, and this extra funding will help to target the worst of the deterioration on some of our busy local roads.”

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