£100m to be spent on improving Manchester’s roads

Manchester City Council will spend £100 million on improving the city’s roads over the next five years.

The majority of this funding, £80m, will be devoted to a programme of resurfacing and other maintenance designed to tackle potholes and stay on top of repairs. A further £20m will support other roads and maintenance schemes designed to help support the city’s continuing growth.

Executive member for the environment, councillor Rosa Battle, said: “Manchester residents have told us that improvements to the city’s roads are among their top priorities, which is why we are taking comprehensive action to ensure their condition gets better and stays better.

“We have listened to people who say they are fed up of potholes and put together this major investment programme to address this.

“We recognise the vital importance of improving the condition of our roads to support the city’s continuing economic and residential growth and ensure it remains a great place to live. That’s why there are no reductions to highway maintenance in our proposed budget and, instead, we are planning this major investment programme which will significantly reduce the blight of potholes across the city over time and ensure high quality roads.”

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