Multi-million cash boost for Renfrewshire’s roads

Fairway-Avenue-Glenburn-IMAGERenfrewshire’s roads are set to benefit from significant investment, with a multi-million cash boost allocated to improve the conditions of roads and pavements.

Renfrewshire Council has set aside £3.5 million for road improvements during the 2015/16 financial year.

Roads engineers have carried out a detailed survey of roads across the area and prioritised a list of locations where the cash will be targeted.

Almost half of the money – £1.7m – will be spent on the full resurfacing of roads.

The rest of the investment includes:

- £400k on restoring and repairing roads in a number of residential areas;

- £790k on local permanent patching where full resurfacing is not needed;

- £375k on footways.

The remainder of the money will fund drainage works and surface dressing.

Councillor Eddie Devine, convener of Renfrewshire Council’s environment policy board, said: “The investment in Renfrewshire’s roads is a priority for the council, and this is why we have allocated over £3.5m to ensure our roads are well maintained and efficiently managed.

“We have identified key areas in Renfrewshire where repairs are necessary and have prioritised a list of locations to receive treatment and the most cost effective ways to do this.

“This investment will make a big improvement to the quality of roads across Renfrewshire and continue the progress we have made in improving road condition in recent years.”

The full road resurfacing will take place at 40 roads throughout the area, taking in both residential and main roads – such as sections of the A8 in Bishopton and Paisley, Paisley Road in Renfrew and Kilbirnie Road in Lochwinnoch.

The footway resurfacing will take place at 27 locations, including Paisley’s Arkleston Road, and parts of Erskine and Renfrew residential areas.

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