Paving the way for major improvements to town roads

NEWS: News.
NEWS: News.

Doncaster’s battered roads are set to be revamped – with the way being paved for a £1 million overhaul.

The borough’s pothole strewn highways are set to be given a huge refurbishment after Doncaster Council’s ruling cabinet approving spending plans at a meeting yesterday.

The authority has been allocated more than £1m by the Department for Transport to carry out the work, which will help to repair many of the area’s key routes after a number of years of deterioration due to bad winter weather.

After councillors approved the spending, £677,000 will now be allocated for the financial year 2013-14 with the further £354,000 coming in 2014-15.

Speaking at Wednesday’s cabinet meeting, portfolio member for highways Councillor Bill Mordue said: “This is a good news story for the council and the money will be well spent.

“This is above and beyond our normal maintenance programme and I will continue to drive it forward.”

He added that sites chosen for repair will come from a combination of reports and known problem hotspots, as well as complaints from members of the public.

Coun Christine Mills said: “I would just like to say how much this will be welcomed in our communities.

“Lots of people have been recognising the state of some of our road surfaces, and this will be something they will enjoy hearing about.”

The cabinet agreed to accept the funding, which comes from a nationwide cash pot of more than £1.5 billion to upgrade roads.