FLINTSHIRE Council is to spend £1 million as the first of a series of highway improvement programmes is set to start.

With the worst winter for many years behind us and weather conditions about to improve, the task of carrying out permanent repairs on the highway network can begin.

Flintshire Council has visited and inspected every road in the county, undertaking condition surveys that has allowed a prioritised list of resurfacing schemes to be finalised.

The schemes will now be tendered, to ensure the council receives best value and the work on these key highway improvements will start in May.

This will help restore the condition of the council’s highway network, which was assessed as the best maintained network in Wales in 2017.

The programme, which is valued at over £1m, will see a number of roads across Flintshire being completely resurfaced. The programmes are being funded from the council’s own highway maintenance budget with additional funding support from Welsh Government.

Details of all the programmes will be available on the council’s website from today and all of the works are scheduled to be completed by the end of September.

Flintshire Council’s cabinet member for Streetscene and countryside, Councillor Carolyn Thomas, said: “Despite the current financial restraints, we are pleased to able to make this investment in the roads of Flintshire, which demonstrates the importance of a well maintained highway network to this council.

“We have been carrying out temporary repairs during the winter months to ensure the safety of the network and it is satisfying that the permanent repairs can now commence.

“There will be further announcements over the coming weeks on additional schemes in both rural and urban location as the sites are identified and assessed.”