Hull City Council announces major increase in footpath improvement schemes 

Hull City Council has announced a significant increase in footpath resurfacing across the city. 

As part of the council’s investment in the city’s footpaths, 70 improvement schemes are expected to be delivered in this year’s Footway Programme, compared to an average of 47 delivered in the previous three years.  

Further, almost all areas of the city will benefit from this increase in footpath improvement work, with footpaths across the city included in this year’s programme of work.  

This comes as part of Hull City Council’s commitment to providing safe and even footpaths for residents and visitors to the city. 

Councillor Mark Ieronimo, Portfolio Holder for Transportation, Roads, and Highways at Hull City Council, said: “Investing in our city’s pavements is one of our main priorities, and we promised to deliver. So, I am very happy to see that we are on track to see a third more footpath improvements this year.  

“The positive impact has already been felt across the city, with residents telling us how happy they are to see things heading in the right direction.” 

The most recent programme of work started in April 2023 and will run until March 2024.    

Streets that have already benefited from the Footway Programme so far, include Savoy Road, Ings Road, Hardy Street, Saddleworth Close, Drayton Close, Hurley Close, Louis Street, Mortlake Close, Balham Avenue, Corona Drive, Burlington Road. 

The footway programme takes into account the existing condition of all footways across the city. Those which are considered to be in the worst condition will be prioritised for inclusion in the programme. 

The improvements have been funded by Hull City Council’s Capital Footway Programme and will be carried out by Hull City Council’s own highway operations team or by approved contractors on behalf of the council. 

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