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5million for Borough Roads

A programme of works, worth more than £5million, to repair and resurface highways across Bedford Borough has now been released.

Bedford Borough Council’s Highways Maintenance Programme for 2011/12 sets a timetable for works across the borough and will be spending over £5 million pounds improving our highways.

Since 2009 the Borough Council has carried out major repair and refurbishment works on over 100 roads around the Borough, including major roads such as Union Street, Bromham Road, The Embankment, Castle Road, Midland Road, St Johns St Kempston and the A6 at Milton Ernest.
 
This year, the Council plans to continue this programme of improvement, with roads such as Goldington Road, Elstow Road, Highbury Grove in Clapham, parts of the B660 and Philpotts Avenue receiving attention. A number of local residential roads will also be resurfaced as part of the programme.

Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Local residents repeatedly tell me the condition of our roads is very important to them and they back our efforts to continue to make record investments in order to improve our road network.

“By allocating more than £5million we are making it very clear we will continue to work hard to improve the standard of roads across the borough.

“As part of our commitment to openness and transparency, the programme of carriageway works will be available on our website see and allowing residents to see what work is planned to improve our roads”

The programme has been compiled based on inspections carried out through the year and suggestions made by local Councillors and Parish Councils. The Council has had to evaluate these requests against the condition of the road, the benefits to residents and local economy as well as carrying out works that ease the burden of small scale repair works facing the Council.
 
In addition to these carriageway repairs the Council will also be improving some of the busiest footways and pedestrianised areas in the town centre, maintaining highways bridges, carrying out works to improve highway drainage and prevent flooding and carrying out street lighting improvements as part of the Councils carbon management plan. 

 

To see the programme of works scheduled for 2011/12, click here

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