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Council welcomes £3.5m funding for road maintenance

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The Department for Transport has announced that Cheshire West and Chester Council will receive an additional £3.5m funding for highway maintenance.

The funding will add to the council’s existing highways resurfacing programme, which CWAC says has already seen a significant amount of resurfacing work completed.

Nearly 112 miles of road have been repaired in the past 18 months.

The funding will be also be used to repair potholes that will inevitably develop over the winter period and to treat roads in order to slow down deterioration.

The council’s cabinet member for environment, Cllr Karen Shore said: “This additional funding is a welcomed and much needed boost to our Highways service and we will ensure that the funding is spent as efficiently and effectively as possible.

“Our Highways team has recently also secured Band 3 funding from the Department of Transport, the highest level possible, due to the high standards of asset management we demonstrated in our application.”

Cllr shore added: “Asset management principles focus on the prevention of further deterioration and ensure that Cheshire West’s road network is kept running smoothly for residents and visitors.”

 

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