Manchester repairs 100,000sqm of roads since April 1st

Manchester City Council has repaired more than 100,00sqm since April 1st.

Like most councils, Manchester has made the most of the lockdown while traffic in the city has been reduced by two-thirds.

As well as resurfacing, work is progressing on larger infrastructure projects including a £9.1 million project to re-work the city’s Great Ancoats Street as well as the £13 million Chorlton Cycleway.

Contractors are also doing their bit to help the COVID-19 response by delivering food parcels to vulnerable residents and donating personal protective equipment.

The council says it is pressing on with its plan to spend £100 million over five years reparing the worst roads in every ward in Manchester.

Cllr Angeliki Stogia, the council’s Executive Member for Environment, Planning and Transport, praised residents for showing’patience and understanding’ when roadworks have been taking place in their neighbourhoods.

“Our goal is to continue improving the standard of the city’s roads and footways, while ensuring that the necessary social distancing measures are applied to protect workers,” she said. “While roads are quieter, we have been reviewing our programme to see which works can be advanced or prioritised and this process is ongoing.

“As well as resurfacing roads, repairing footways and creating new infrastructure for people travelling by bike, we’ve also seen our contractors going the extra mile and showing their commitment to providing social value for the city, by volunteering to support our response to the COVID-19 emergency.”

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