£24 million plan to drive down the number of potholes

Emma with one of our local roads before it was resurfaced

Cllr Emma Hoddinott, Labour’s Cabinet member for Waste, Roads and Community Safety, has announced our plan for major investment to improve Rotherham’s roads over the next four years.

Over the last three years, Labour councillors have committed an additional £10 million to the resurfacing of roads across the borough. As a result of the 2020 Roads programme, hundreds of roads right across Rotherham have been resurfaced, including most of the Listerdale estate, the Crescents in Sunnyside, Blackthorn Avenue, Warren Road and numerous others locally. Across the borough the number of potholes has already been reduced a third.

But there is still plenty more to do. So a Labour council over the next four years would commit £24 million of capital investment to further halve the number of potholes in Rotherham’s roads. The scheme will be included in Labour’s forthcoming capital budget.

The commitment, £6 million each year for the next four years, would be the biggest investment in better roads for decades – nearly doubling the annual commitment of the last few years.

Emma said; “Last year alone the council repaired 37 miles of roads. But we know that there is much more work still to do to improve roads for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike, and this commitment shows the importance that we know residents give to this work. A Labour council for the next four years will respond to residents’ concerns about our roads by delivering the biggest investment for years.”

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