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Our £12 million pothole repair programme hits the road

12 July 2018

Councillor Allen Brett, with a road repair crew in the background.

A massive programme to repair roads across Rochdale borough has moved up a gear, with townships approving a hit list of more than 950 streets.

Once the programme is completed by the end of 2020, over 48 miles of the borough’s highways will have been repaired - more than enough to get from Rochdale to Liverpool. 

Bumper cash injection is in addition to our annual repair programme

We agreed the bumper cash injection for the borough’s roads in February 2018. A list of roads was then drawn up using condition and accident data, before being approved by councillors across the 4 townships. Some £2 million of the £12 million fund will be spent on footpaths.

The work will be carried out in addition to our annual standard repair programme, which will see us invest £1.2 million in repairs across almost 15 miles of road. Further cash is also routinely spent on emergency repairs, gully maintenance and other vital work to keep the roads in top condition.

Money will be spent on a series of long-term repairs on 955 roads

Councillor Allen Brett, our leader, said: “The state of the roads is a serious concern for many of our residents and something they have to deal with every day. This huge additional investment will allow us to carry out a series of repairs, from fixing potholes to full scale resurfacing and other long-term repairs, on 955 roads, to get them in good condition for years to come”.