Gwynedd Council confirms £580,000 spend on road network

More than £580,000 was spent on road maintenance in Gwynedd in the 12 months up to May 2022.

Maintenance work included the upkeep of 631 bridges throughout the county, including 338 arched bridges and 96 that are listed and have additional requirements.

In addition to this, 1,618 retaining walls throughout the county are also maintained by the Highways and Municipal Department, as well as 2,700km of highway networks.

A further 199km of trunk roads (on behalf of the Welsh Government) are also maintained, as well as street lighting, reports the North Wales Chronicle.

A Gwynedd Council spokesperson said: “Gwynedd’s Highways Mantenance Service carry out safety inspections of the highway network which consists of 2,700km in accordance with the Well-Managed Highway Infrastructure Code of Practice.

“The weather and particularly wintry conditions can lead to increased deterioration of the road surface and where necessary remedial work is undertaken.

“This can be challenging given the budgetary constraints on local authorities; however, any necessary emergency remedial work is carried out as soon as possible.”

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