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Roads to be fixed with £3m investment

More than £3m is to be spent repairing Wigan Borough’s roads in the next year.

Wigan Council has published the list of roads and footpaths to be repaired in its 2018-19 highways maintenance programme.

There are 93 roads and 48 footpaths on the list for this year, with a total spend of £3.6m.

Main roads scheduled for repair this month include:

  • A580 East Lancashire Road Leigh/Astley
  • A58 Market Street (Atherton Road to Bridge Street) Hindley
  • Leigh Road / B5237 Smiths Lane (Leigh Street to number 385) Hindley Green
  • Wigan Road (After Z Bends to number 40) Shevington
  • Hamilton Street (Tyldesley Road to Morley Street) Atherton

The council is also continuing to fix on average 100 potholes each week to improve the roads for residents.

Wigan Council has a highways network of 1,160km which has a total value of £1.6bn. It also manages 2,000km of footway, 58,000 drainage gullies and 36,000 streetlights.

The authority has also published its indicative highways programme for 2019-2021 with the second wave of roads to be repaired, subject to how much funding can be secured.

Councillor Carl Sweeney, cabinet member for environment at Wigan Council, said: “We know how important the roads are to residents and we have a long-term plan to repair and maintain them.

“We are continuing to fix hundreds of potholes each month as we repair the roads after the harsh winter.

“Our highways network is the backbone of our economy and we are determined to keep in it a good condition for residents and businesses.”

Residents will be informed of all maintenance scheduled to take place in their local area and can stay updated with the programme on our website or on the Highways twitter page.

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