Council receives funding for improving local roads
Wakefield Council has
been given additional funding of nearly £2 million from the Department of
Transport to repair roads and potholes in the district.
The Council has
announced that the extra funding of £1,896,000 will be spent on improving local
roads in the district.
The programme of work has taken into account roads that local residents have
reported the most to the Council, and roads nominated by local ward
councillors. Priority has also been given to roads, carriageways and footways
that have been assessed as the top five worst in the district.
Morley, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, said:
“We very much welcome this funding as it will benefit local residents who will
see a difference to local roads in the district. We will always do the best we
can with what we have available, but this funding is just a drop in the ocean
of what is needed. The extra money will not tackle all the roads across the
district that need maintenance but we will prioritise those areas most in
The money will be used to resurface 40 roads and patch 12. Work will begin in
the New Year and the repairs will be completed by March 2019.
The £420 million of government funding, for councils across the country, was
announced by the Chancellor in his Budget in November.
Residents can report roads on the Council’s website at www.wakefield.gov.uk/online