Ealing decides roads cash

£3.5million is to be spent on improving roads and footpaths across Ealing.

The council’s cabinet has approved the latest budget for the 2018/19 Footway and Carriageway improvement programme. The council will invest £3.5 million into improving roads and footways across Ealing. Of this, £3million will be invested in roads, with £0.5 million to be spent on footways.

Each year independent, accredited surveyors walk the entire length of all of the borough’s roads checking them for defects such as potholes, cracking, and other signs of deterioration and damage. Each road is then given a condition rating on a scale of 1-100 and those with a high rating, which are in the poorest condition, are targeted for resurfacing.

Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for transport, leisure and environment said: “Resurfacing our roads and pavements continues to be an important priority for this council and for our residents.

“That is why year after year we continue to invest significantly to ensure that local people benefit, whether they are pedestrians, cyclists or motorists.”

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