Hounslow Highways kicks off repairs

More than one thousand road defects including pot holes, broken paving slabs and faulty street lights have been fixed since January by the new PFI body, Hounslow Highways.

Councillor Colin Ellar, cabinet member for environment at Hounslow Council, hailed the news as a sign that the new contract is changing the face of the borough.

He said: “Considering Hounslow Highways has only been working for the borough for six weeks, this shows they are on the right road to making Hounslow a better borough.”

Hounslow Highways also resurfaced 1,951 square metres of roads, 500 square metres of pavements and installed 314 new street lights in January.

Councillor Ellar added: “The historic £800 million investment programme with Hounslow Highways is crucial to improving our environment and economic prospects.”

The programme which took over responsibility for roads from the council, and which is run by Eurovia Ringway, aims to ease congestion through quicker and better road repairs, and promote safer streets and less anti-social behaviour through improved public realm and streetlighting.

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