Improving Flintshires roads
Flintshire County Council will shortly start work on a number of improvements
which will help maintain the condition of the highway network, which was
assessed as the best maintained in Wales in 2014. This year’s programmes,
which together are valued at approximately £1m, will see improvements to a
further 30 roads or sections of road across the county.
They will include the following:
· A highway resurfacing programme on roads which require extensive repairs
· A highway surface dressing programme, preceded by extensive patching, which
is intended to improve mainly rural roads.
· A highway patching programme which will provide a permanent repair to those
roads which do not require a full resurfacing treatment.
· A footway slurry seal programme which will further improve the condition of
the Councils urban footways
Welsh Government Prudential Borrowing funding for highway maintenance ended in
March and all of these programmes are being funded from the Councils own
Highway maintenance budget. The programmes have been developed following an
inspection to assess the condition of every road in the County by staff from
the Streetscene service. These inspections have ensured that the roads in most
need of repair receive the attention they require.
As in previous years, during the period of the work, temporary road closure
orders and diversions will be required for the safety of both the contractors
carrying out the work and for road users. Advanced signs will be placed at each
location, informing people when the works are due to start and the Council
would appreciate the patience of the travelling public and local residents
during the period of the work.
Details of all the programmes will be available on the Council’s website in the
coming weeks. All the programmes are scheduled to start in September and will
be completed by Christmas.
Councillor Bernie Attridge, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment
“Despite Welsh Governments decision not to extend the Prudential Borrowing
Initiative, which was provided to improve the highway network, and the current
financial restraints on the Council, we are pleased to able to make this
investment in the roads of Flintshire which demonstrates the importance of a
well maintained highway network to this Council.’’