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Extra investment for fixing roads and tackling flooding in Swansea approved

Roads in need of repair in Swansea are set to benefit from an additional £1million investment this year.

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The funding will also be targeted towards flooding hotspots in the city which have suffered most during severe weather.

Swansea Council's Cabinet has approved plans to invest £5million extra into the city's highway network over the next three years.

The overall investment will mean that in 2022/23 an extra £1million will be spent on highway maintenance, including repairs to pavements and also tackling drainage and flooding issues in parts of the city.

£2 million will be added to future approved highway maintenance budgets in 2023/24 and 2024/25.

Andrew Stevens, Cabinet Member for Environment & Infrastructure, said: "We've already committed to investing nearly £3.5 million into roads and pavements in Swansea this year.

"The extra money we want to invest will help us improve our roads and tackle flooding issues we have witnessed this year when severe weather has occurred.

"Motorists and residents want to see us invest in our highway network so they can go about their lives and not be affected by issues such as flooding to properties or damage to vehicles.

"We've already got an excellent highway maintenance programme in place which means our teams are out every week repairing roads and responding to calls from the public.

"I'm confident this extra funding will enable us to carry out even more repairs and maintenance during the next three years."

The additional funding will be provided via the Council's Economic Recovery fund (ERF) and from its Insurance Reserves.

The Council recently reported improvements to major routes in the city with almost three kilometres of new road surfaces along Pentregethin Road in Cwmbwrla, Castle Street in Loughor, Pentre Road in Pontarddulais and Coalbrook Road - Grovesend.

A further 2.5 kilometres of new road will be laid between now and February 2023 with resurfacing plans along Mumbles Road, Birchgrove Road and Carmarthen Road.

Cllr Stevens added: "The works we have completed recently are major highway improvements that help prolong the lifespan of main roads in Swansea. It's a significant investment which we are committed to continuing and increasing throughout this year and the following two years."


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