WREXHAM Council plans to spend £71 million on capital projects in the county over the next five years.
During the current financial year the local authority intends to spend £21.9m, including £6.3m on highways maintenance, £5.9m on schools, £2.1m on housing renewal and home renovation and £1.4m on improvements to King Street.
Referring to spending on schools, council leader Cllr Neil Rogers said some of the money would be invested as part of the 21st century schools programme.
He said: “We’ve just completed Ysgol Bro Alun and there’s a few schools we’re looking to improve.
“Since 1996 this authority has had a good track record of investing in schools.”
He said highway repairs would be undertaken in areas such as Offa, Smithfield, Brymbo and New Broughton, while work is still ongoing on the project to transform King Street.
It is hoped the ambitious plans will breathe new life into the area and help ensure the first experience of bus users coming to the town centre is a positive one.
Cllr Rogers said work was progressing well, but added: “It’s got to be completed by November and there’s penalties if we don’t meet it.”
Members will be asked to approve a number of schemes to be funded from the Welsh Government’s capital funding allocation for the 2017-18 financial year at an executive board meeting on Tuesday.
Other capital projects include £1m for disabled facilities grants, £250,000 for telecare and £350,000 for a replacement electronic recording system for adults and children social care.