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Flintshire's roads to get £1.8m resurfacing

Published date: 13 March 2014 |
Published by: David Humphreys
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A NEAR £2million resurfacing programme will roll out across Flintshire next month.

Improvements to 40 roads or sections of road in Flintshire begin in April through a £1.8 million project implemented by Flintshire Council.

The programme is funded with contributions from the Welsh Government’s Highway Prudential Borrowing Initiative, with the council's own capital resurfacing allocation to be completed during the summer months.

Before drawing up a list of the 40 sites, each road in the county was inspected by Streetscene staff to assess its condition and ensure the roads most in need of repair receive attention immediately.

Cllr Bernie Attridge, deputy leader of Flintshire Council and cabinet member for environment, said: ‘’This will be the third major contract to resurface the council’s roads in recent years and highlights the importance of the highway network to this council.

“While it is not possible for the council to resurface all roads in the county, the mechanism for choosing the sites will ensure those roads in greatest need of repair work receive the attention they require.

“Those roads not on the list will continue to be repaired to ensure they are fit for purpose and safe for road users.”

Cllr Attridge said traffic issues are a necessary by-product of any roadworks.

“There will be inevitable delays during the construction work but the eventual benefit to all road users will help ensure we manage an efficient and well maintained highway network into the future which is essential in promoting economic growth across the region,” he said.

Advanced signs will be placed at each location, informing people when works will begin, with Flintshire Council calling for patience as the work takes place.

Details of the full resurfacing programme will shortly be available on the council’s website.

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