William Eichler 16 June 2017

Manchester announces £100m road investment

Manchester announces £100m road investment

Manchester has announced the beginning of a £100m roads revival that will see the resurfacing of some of the city’s key roads.

The council is ploughing in £15m over the next 12 months as a part of the five-year highways investment programme.

This will include preventative measures to extend the lifespan of more than 300 highways, cycle lanes and footpaths by up to ten years.

Preventative work will involve applying surface treatments to the roads, helping to prevent water damage and restore tyre grip.

According to the council, major potholes will be fixed prior to the surface treatment being applied to the road.

‘We know just how much our residents value the city’s roads and that they want to see them maintained to the highest possible standard,’ said Cllr Angeliki Stogia, executive member for the environment.

‘That’s why we have prioritised this £100m investment programme, which will result in significant, long-term improvements to our highways.

‘Prevention is better than cure, so as well as tackling the blight of existing potholes, we are also taking action to treat hundreds more roads before potholes start to appear.’

‘To minimise disruption throughout the programme, we will phase the work to ensure that the long-term gain we all want for our roads doesn’t mean short-term pain for drivers, cyclists and residents,’ she added.

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