St Helens Borough Council approves £29m worth of road improvements

Nearly £30m worth of improvements plans have been approved for roads across St Helens.

A report into the state of the borough’s roads revealed a raft of necessary improvements, and these were put to St Helens Borough Council’s cabinet of April 26. The improvements will be carried out across the next four years.

To facilitate the work, the council has secured funding from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority of £29.470m up to 2027. More than £1.60m will be set aside for pothole repairs and £7.44m for planned carriageway resurfacing, according to the Liverpool Echo.

The council emphasised sustainability will be a key aspect of the works, with active travel funding secured to deliver the first phase of a high-quality cycling and walking route between Lea Green and Whiston Hospital.

Councillor Andy Bowden, St Helens Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, said: “With over 780km of highways, 1,000km of footpaths and 23,800 streetlights to maintain and improve, it’s vital that we have an effective plan for our borough-wide programme of works in the coming years, and that we secure the funding necessary to deliver it.

“The funding secured through our close partnership working with the Liverpool City Region and Metro Mayor Steve Rotherham makes a significant contribution to our plans, from ambitious projects to everyday costs.

“We are working hard to ensure that our borough is served by a safe and accessible road network that connects communities, leisure and employment and encourages sustainable and active forms of travel.”


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