Roads Investment Paying Off
Friday 2 February 2018
Inverclyde Council is carrying out all urgent pothole repairs within 24 hours thanks to its £29million five year investment.
The Environment & Regeneration Committee has been told there have also been significant improvements in tackling Category 2 potholes with 97% repaired within a week.
Convener Councillor Michael McCormick said: “We are finding significantly fewer potholes generally thanks to the ongoing investment we are making in our roads. The weather and heavy traffic will always take their toll but thanks to our planned approach to resurfacing across Inverclyde the number of short-term fixes required have been significantly reduced and we are able to target repair resources where and when they are needed.”
The committee was also told all planned carriageway and footpath resurfacing works for this financial year have been completed allowing a number of reserve projects to be brought forward.
Councillor McCormick added: “The additional investment in roads resurfacing and pothole repairs is delivering the expected improvement in performance.
“We are committed to solving some of the major problems suffered by motorists and other roads users and despite the financial pressures facing all of Scotland’s local authorities we will continue to allocate significant sums of money to improving the road network.”
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