More than £8.75million is to be invested on local transport infrastructure and road maintenance across South Gloucestershire.
The funding, which comes as part of the Council’s £174million investment into local roads, will be used for maintenance and resurfacing works over the coming year as well as installing brand new transport infrastructure schemes.
On top of resurfacing and repair works, a series of infrastructure schemes have been given the green light. These initiatives include:
• Bridge strengthening works for Swan Inn Bridge in Chipping Sodbury, as well as an investigation into traffic safety at Damson Bridge in Winterbourne.
• The completion of footpaths to deliver the “missing links” of paths on Shortwood Road between Pucklechurch and Shortwood path and along Old Down Hill in Tockington. The former being a long-term campaign by Councillors Steve Reade and Ben Stokes, and the latter following lobbying efforts by Councillors Matthew Riddle and Keith Burchill.
• Signalisation at the junction of Heron Way and Kennedy Way in Dodington following a campaign led by Thornbury and Yate MP Luke Hall.
Further funding is also being made over the coming two years towards a range of initiatives that support walking and cycling and the Council’s overall Climate Emergency goals, this includes £20,000 for the delivery of a programme of measures to support sustainable transport for commuters and £80,000 to improving the quality and accessibility on Public Rights of Way.