Investing in our streets and highways with Pride

Telford & Wrekin Council 2018/19 Pride in Our Community capital programme will see £7.5m invested in another 340 improvement schemes across the borough.

Investing in our streets and highways with Pride

The year-long programme includes road safety schemes, residential parking to create another 400+ parking spaces in local neighbourhoods, road improvements and resurfacing, road markings and signage, footpath improvements, drainage works as well as work on highways structures such as bridges and retaining walls.

A £600k upgrade of Hollies Road and the surrounding area in Wellington is among the more major schemes happening.  Work here will include improvements to roads, paths, drains and the installation of traffic calming measures in response to issues raised by local residents.

All of the projects being undertaken are in response to feedback from residents, elected councillors and local town and parish councils or as part of the Council’s rolling maintenance work. 

Councillor Shaun Davies, leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, said: “Investing in road improvements and sustaining traffic flow is vital for us all to go about our daily lives and for our economy to thrive. 

“The latest findings by the Department for Transport show that the condition of our roads are better than the regional and national averages, which is quite an achievement.  We have successfully delivered a number of big projects over the past year and the aim of our 2018/19 Pride capital programme is to further improve our road network and highways assets.”

In addition to the planned 2018/19 projects, the Council is on course to complete its two-year programme to upgrade 20,000 streetlights to new, more energy efficient LEDs.  It will also carry out reactive works on issues such as potholes as they arise.

A list of the works happening during the year is available to view on the Council’s website here

Live updates on street works and traffic management schemes here.

Local facts - in Telford and Wrekin there are:

  • 626 miles of road
  • 743 miles of footpaths
  • 132 miles of cycle ways
  • 20,000+ street lights
  • 400 acres of parks and green spaces
  • Around 15 million trees

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