£2.5m for Highway Maintenance in the Vale of Glamorgan
A programme of investment into highway maintenance totalling just over £2.5m has been agreed by Vale of Glamorgan Council.
The three year resurfacing plan approved by the Council’s cabinet sets out a priority listing for roads in need of improvement throughout the local highway network. In total, 114 roads are due to be resurfaced over the course of the plan and 66 are due to receive preventative ‘micro-asphalt’ or surface dressing treatments.
Councillor Peter King, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services and Transport said, “Prosperity in the Vale of Glamorgan is very much dependent on an effective transport infrastructure. The agreed plan provides the foundation for this and for delivering a well-maintained and managed highway network for our residents.
“All the roads included in the plan have been assessed using a scoring system that ensures the roads in most need of attention, including some of the busiest roads used by Vale residents, will receive attention first. The priority list will then be reviewed annually to ensure we are always working to address residents’ needs.
“All of this is above and beyond the routine highway inspection and repair work that our Neighbourhood Services and Transport teams co-ordinate throughout the year. All residents can report potholes and other problems on our roads at any time using our website and priority cases will be filled within 24 hours.”
The criteria used to assess the priorities for highways resurfacing incorporates a range of factors including complaints from residents and the impact on local public transport services, such as bus routes.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council maintains 1,032 km of roads and last year a total of over 30 km received resurfacing or a preventative repair treatment.