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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Borough’s road repairs programme moves on apace


Cheshire East Council’s road repairs programme is moving on apace with many more potholes and defects treated in recent weeks as well as more extensive patching and resurfacing.

Repair work is categorised in three different levels according to the status of the road and the type of vehicle usage.

Since April, the council’s highways team has dealt with 10,233 potholes, while patching repairs have extended to more than 80,000 square metres.

Level three surface treatment – the most extensive form of treatment and investment – has been carried out at various locations across the borough and Cheshire East’s highways team has now treated more than 84 kilometres (52.4 miles) of road surface to this high standard in recent months.

Further carriageway and footway resurfacing works will continue into the autumn.

Councillor Glen Williams, Cheshire East Council deputy cabinet member for environment, said: “I have personally observed some of our gangs at work in Goostrey and Macclesfield and it is extremely impressive to see the professional and efficient way they go about the task of resurfacing our roads to make them safe for our residents and road users.

“I was amazed at how quickly the job is done, so that any inconvenience to residents and road users is minimised.  

“The council is investing more than £20m in its highways improvement programme and, as well as road repairs, we are also mending bridges, introducing speed management initiatives and completing the four-year LED street lighting switch.”

To view the full programme of scheduled works and how it will benefit the roads and footways in your area visit: https://bit.ly/2ATfykI

Don’t forget, you can report a pothole and track its repair here: https://bit.ly/1J3f8mz

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