You'll probably use the road network on a daily basis, whether as a pedestrian, cyclist, motorcycle, by bus, taxi or by car.
Did you know that the road network you use everyday consists of approximately 1137 km of roads with a value of approximately £744 Million?
That's a whole lot of road!
As a new town many parts of our road infrastructure are now over 40 years old including business areas such as Birchwood. A decline in road conditions would have a detrimental impact on the longer term prosperity of the town, which is a negative in the context of future business investment.
As a result we've set out a Highway Asset Management Strategy to map out how we intend to manage our highway infrastructure network and identify how our key objectives will be met over the coming years. See Councillor Mundry's public statement [pdf] for more information...
Being committed to our customers and the continuing successful business growth of our town we've launched a £40m investment program in the form of a Prudential borrowing bid which will be delivered over the next 5 years.
The £40m has been allocated as follows:
- £27.5m – strategic road network (A,B and C roads)
- £10m – side streets and unclassified roads improvement programme
- £2.5m – footway improvement programme