More Improvements to Roads in Swansea
Roads in a Swansea are getting the PATCH treatment to help repair large sections of road surface which have deteriorated.
The Priority Action Team for Community Highways (PATCH) is part of Swansea Council's annual highway maintenance programme and involves maintenance teams visiting each ward in the city for up to two weeks, repairing sections of road which have been identified as needing an upgrade.
The PATCH initiative has been operating in Swansea for a number of years and this year the Council has set aside £720k to roll out the programme across the city.
Mark Thomas, Cabinet Member for Environment Enhancement and Infrastructure Management, said, "This initiative has been very successful over the years in terms of helping to target roads in need of more significant repairs all across the city.
"Our highways maintenance teams visit all wards in Swansea using information we have gathered from inspections which highlight the worst sections of highway in each ward."
The scheme is part of the Council's pledge to invest £7.4million into highways maintenance during 2020/21 and includes upgrading pavements and street lighting.
Maintenance teams have also repaired more than 1,200 potholes since the beginning of June.
Cllr Thomas added, "Our crews have been very busy during the summer with the amount of repairs increasing since the lockdown in March.
"There's often a perception that the council doesn't do enough to repair roads which in my view is not the case. We have carried out a huge amount of improvements and repairs in the city this year and we have invested more this year than we have previously."
The latest schemes under the PATCH initiative may involve lane closures and temporary traffic controls which may lead to minor delays. To find out more visit www.swansea.gov.uk/roadwatch