22nd Sep, 2020

Driving Home programme improves and repairs more than 115 miles of Worcestershire roads

Redditch Editorial 2nd Jan, 2018

MORE than 115 miles of roads have been improved as part of Worcestershire County Council’s Driving Home programme.

The works, which include repairing and resurfacing roads, have directly benefitted over 12,000 homes and 27,000 residents in all six districts of Worcestershire.

The £12million Driving Home scheme was launched in April 2016.

By April 2018, 150 miles of roads in total will have seen improvements made.

Councillor Alan Amos, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways, said: “Residents have told us which roads matter to them the most and we’ve listened.

“We’ve carried out improvements on over 115 miles of roads which is making a massive difference to people all across the county.

“Worcestershire has some of the best roads in the country and Driving Home is making them even better.”

An extra £6million is being invested into improving Worcestershire’s pavements. The additional money will more than double the original investment into pavements, meaning more than 50 extra miles of footpaths can be improved.

The County Council is on track to improve over 70 stretches of pavements across the county by April 2018.

The Driving Home team has been continually collecting data about the condition of the roads and speaking to local residents to ensure the roads that need improving and those which are most important to residents, are included in the programme.

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