Dorset Council has commited £2 million for resurfacing to permanently repair its most damaged residential roads.
Recently the Department for Transport awarded £9.1m to Dorset Council as part of the Governments £1.7bn injection of funding to local highway authorities across the country through the new Transport Infrastructure Investment Fund.
Dorset Highways said it has committed £2m to target ‘defect clusters’ on its minor road network. This will mean that approximately 50 of Dorset Council’s most damaged residential roads, which currently have a significant amount of reactive repair work carried out on them, or are expected to in the near future, will be resurfaced over the next two months.
Cllr Ray Bryan, Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment, said: “This is a much-needed investment in these particular minor roads – which are too damaged for any other road surface treatment, and currently take up a significant amount of resource in reactive repairs.
“By carrying out annual inspections on our roads, as well as recording reports by residents, we can prioritise repairs across the Dorset Council area – which has 1,200 miles of residential roads – and these residential streets are at the top of the list.