06 September 2011>
Even more roads and footpaths across the Caerphilly county borough are set to be resurfaced if the council approves plans to spend an extra £2m on improvement works.
Caerphilly council is already leading the way in Wales with its efforts to repair the road network following problems caused by the last winter freeze.
The authority will consider a report at a meeting of Full Council today (Tuesday 6th September) to spend £2m on a range of new schemes. The report identifies over 100 sites that will benefit from resurfacing in communities across the whole county borough.
The severe winters experienced over recent years have taken their toll on the highway network across the UK. The Welsh Government and the council have put additional funding into fixing potholes and highway resurfacing works over the last two financial years and significant improvements have already been made to date.
"This latest investment would bring even more benefits to our communities and further enhance the highway network for motorists and pedestrians alike," said Cllr Rob Gough, cabinet member for transportation and planning. "This huge investment would clearly show that we are committed to ensuring our roads are maintained to a high standard and further contributes to the success the council has had in reducing road accidents."
The new list of improvement schemes is estimated to cost £2m and the money is being sought from the council's reserves.
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