Bolton road repair programme delivers more than planned

A multiI-million pound programme to repair Bolton’s roads has covered a larger stretch than had originally been planned.

Bolton Council’s £12m pothole repair programme has exceeded its target by resurfacing more than 100 additional streets.

The scheme, which was drawn up with the help of local ward councillors, was originally scheduled to cover 270 roads and footways.

But the council says it has gone above and beyond, working with contractor partners to deliver 378 repair projects – with more work planned in the new year, reports the Bolton News.

This work has been alongside several additional smaller repair and patching jobs. The £12m scheme was announced in 2019 as a’ key’ council commitment to improve the state of residential roads across the borough.

Each ward was allocated £600k and local members were tasked with drawing up a list of priorities.

Five more repair jobs are already in progress and ten schemes are planned for January and February. Three more will have start dates confirmed shortly while two more are on hold due to ongoing developments.

Bolton Council Leader, Cllr Martyn Cox, said:“We committed to using £12m to address an issue we know Bolton residents care about.

“Not only have we delivered on our promise to fix potholes and improve the roads outside our residents’ homes, but we have gone above and beyond by completing 100 extra repair projects.

“This is a direct result of the hard work of the council’s highways team and our strong partnership with local contractors.

“As a council, we will continue to invest in our communities and prioritise the issues that Bolton cares about most.”

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