Renfrewshire kick-starts £40m roads programme
A £40 million roads and footways investment which is set to benefit every community in Renfrewshire has been outlined by the local authority.
The five-year programme forms part of the biggest ever sustained investment in the region’s roads network, with more than £8m set to be invested in 2019/20.
More than 125 roads will see improvements undertaken in the forthcoming year, with 95 benefiting from carriageway resurfacing and a further 31 receiving initial work ahead of future resurfacing.
The programme also includes work to improve 57 footways and outlines a focus on quality, long-term repairs, with a significant emphasis on post-repair inspections.
Councillor Cathy McEwan, convener of Renfrewshire Council’s infrastructure, land and environment policy board, said: “We’ve made the largest-ever investment in our roads network as, through speaking to our communities, we recognised it was a key priority for local people.
“More than £37m will be invested in the first four years of the programme to make immediate changes to the quality of our roads and footways and ensure their safety for our road users.
“We’ll continue to review all roads across Renfrewshire through our ongoing inspection programme and where resurfacing works not part of the 2019/20 programme are identified, they will be captured on a priority basis in future years.
“As we continue to develop Renfrewshire into an inviting place to live, work, visit and invest in, we realise the importance of our transport connections and this significant investment will help ensure we have the correct infrastructure to meet these aims.”