Brent council to spend £15m on road and pavement repairs in 2019/20

Brent Council is set to increase its spending-around £15 million on road and pavement improvements this year – a 75% increase on 2019/20.

Around £11m of that will cover works on pavements across the borough, including those in town centres and along shopping parades. This forms part of a £20 million council investment to improve paths in Brent after a survey in 2018 found that around half needed maintenance. The council also hopes to secure funding from Transport for London to support its highways maintenance plans for 2020/21.

Resurfacing works across just over 10 kilometres worth of road in the borough has the same budget as last year – £2,120,000 – while a further £50,000 will be spent on touching up road markings.

The council also plans to carry on with injection patch repair technology, which it says is a much quicker method than those used previously.

Cllr Krupa Sheth, said: “By rethinking old approaches and exploring new technologies, we’ve been able to repair more roads at the same time as saving money and cutting our carbon footprint. I’m thrilled with what we’ve been able to deliver for residents in such a short amount of time.”

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