Renfrewshire Council to invest a further £8m in its road network this year

Renfrewshire Council will invest a further £8 million in its road network this year as part of its six-year £47 million investment programme.

There will be upgrades in every town and village as roads and footways are either fully resurfaced, restored ahead of future resurfacing or minor repairs carried out.

The programme also captures any projects from 2020 which were delayed due to the restrictions in place during the coronavirus pandemic, reports Scottish Construction Now.

Councillor Cathy McEwan, convener of Renfrewshire Council’s infrastructure, land and environment policy board said: “We recognise how important our roads network is for those who live, work and visit Renfrewshire which is why we’ve made this record investment to improve and upgrade our roads and footways. The £8m invested this year will take us to a record more than £30m investment in our roads network over the past four years.

“We recognise that providing a safe surface for our drivers is vital, but also for our cyclists and pedestrians as the pandemic continues to encourage more people to walk and cycle instead of using their cars. There is a noticeable difference in the quality of our roads network and that it’s improving year-on-year and I’m looking forward to seeing the latest investment continue this improvement.”

As well as the resurfacing programme, the council also ensure that all potholes reported are visited as soon as possible and the required work carried out as required, with the most serious potholes prioritised for completion within 24 hours. The street in which the initial pothole is reported is also checked for further potholes to ensure that all the work can be carried out by the roads team in the same visit where possible, said the council.

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