Millions more to improve Wandsworth’s roads and pavements

Published: Thursday 16th August 18

Road users and pedestrians across Wandsworth will see further improvements to carriageway surfaces and pavements with another £3m set aside for renewals and upgrades.

Last year £4.5m was spent on laying new pavements and resurfacing local residential roads and this financial year will see another £3m added to that total.

This means that in the 12 months leading up to April 2019, dozens more roads across the borough will be resurfaced ensuring safer journeys for cyclists and motorists. 

A total sum of £2m will be spent giving 40 residential roads a facelift.

Included in the works programme are the following streets:

  • Tooting – Thrale Road, Penwortham Road, Moyser Road, Ribblesdale Road and Welham Road.
  • Putney – Brathway Road, Campion Road, Coalecroft Road, Holroyd Road, Roskell Road, Tideswell Road and Wimbledon Park Road
  • Battersea – Warriner Gardens, Bramfield Road, Salcott Road, Ascalon Street and Cabul Road.   

Since April 2012 the council has invested around £15m fixing potholes and keeping the more than 230 miles of road surface the council is responsible for maintaining in a good state of repair. Over this time period more than 35,000 potholes have been fixed.

Keeping pavements and footpaths in good order is also a council priority.

Last year the council spent £2m relaying pavements and this year another £1m will be invested in renewing pavements in 15 residential roads.

Transport spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “We know that our residents take great pride in the borough which is why we put a lot of effort into keeping roads and pavements in good order.

“Dealing with worn out road surfaces, repairing potholes and renewing pavements makes travel in all its forms safer for residents across the board whether they are walking, riding or driving.

“It is through the council’s prudent management of its finances that we are able to find this money and keep our borough’s streets and pavements looking good.”

Residents can report potholes or broken pavements via www.wandsworth.gov.uk/potholes or by emailing onstreetservices@wandsworth.gov.uk.

A list of those streets that are scheduled to be resurfaced or have new pavement laid is available on the council’s website. This list is not definitive as on some occasions preliminary investigations may result in some roads and/or footways not being progressed due to site conditions or works by other utilities or agencies in which case alternatives will be selected from a reserve list.

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Recent comments

I noticed that Birchwood Road next to Crowborough Road is being re-paved at present. Will Crowborough Road be re-paved as well? Thsnk you.
Chin Tan

9 October 2018

I noticed that Birchwood Road next to Crowborough Road is being re-paved at present. Will Crowborough Road be re-paved as well? Thsnk you.
Chin Tan

9 October 2018

Wandsworth: if you are renewing pavements can you please install a channel outside every property running from the curtilage of the property to the kerb? The channel can be used for running a cable to electric vehicles. Some Victorian streets already have a handy channel used for surface water drainage. Thanks
A

6 September 2018

Disappointed that this list doesn’t include Herndon Road where the pot holes are so big you could damage your tyre if not your wheel rim! The road is close enough to the Town Hall, I suggest you send surveyors down as soon as possible, followed by a resurfacing team!
ACB

21 August 2018

Prince of Wales Drive has a lot of pedestrian traffic around Battersea Park and Cyril Mansions has a pedestrian crossing to the Park entrance right outside. Have you looked at the pavement outside Cyril Mansions? I am amazed that the other roads you mention as being done by April 2018 are worse than ours which is terribly uneven and unsafe yet young and old constantly use it with the Park entrance. Please, please come and look and decide for yourself, I really think you have overlooked this area.
Sarah Plastow

20 August 2018

No doubt a smokescreen to once again destroy London's traffic system by carving up the roads and pavements and putting the angry cyclist first!
adam

20 August 2018

You really can appreciate the investment Wandsworth have made in our roads when you go next door and drive on Lambeth roads,
Simon

19 August 2018

Could you not use those cheap paving slabs shown in the photo? People drag their suitcases over them at one in the morning making a clickerty clack sound. I love a nice stretch of new pavement tarmac.
A

18 August 2018

Wow. Exciting. I often use one of the roads listed. However the article doesn’t say if it’s road AND pavement or just one of them. It’s a pretty long road. Will you tackle the complete length of it? No link given to council list and I can’t find it by Googling.
A

18 August 2018

I notice that several high-traffic areas around clapham junction and earlsfied station have been upgraded some years ago with high-quality paving. Unfortunately, there seems to be zero budget left over to give these areas a proper clean and they all have caked in sticky mess from drinks and food spills. Will the council in future be prepared to keep such areas clean, otherwise there is no point in spending the money.
Roland Bartsch

18 August 2018

Well I hope that none of these refurbishments use the paving slabs that were used for the Clapham Junction exemplar refurbishment. The horrible, dirty, black, stained pavements around CJ and St John's Hill/Road are an absolute disgrace and so depressing to look at.
Jacqui Booker

17 August 2018

I see, Garratt Lane from Earlsfield Stationn to Swaffield Road, is not included. The pavements on the east side are dangerous, especially from Atheldene Road to the Brocklebank Medical Centre. I have informed the council on many occasions for at least the past 3 years to replace dangerous paving slabs. With no action taken. This is a busy main pedestrian thoroughfare A busy bus stop K and should be a priority.
Christine Morris

17 August 2018

Our pavements in Magdalen Road have been replaced totally unnecessarily while vital services in poorer areas are neglected. Wandsworth council just ensuring conservative voting areas are kept happy.
Myrna Higgins

17 August 2018

It seems clear from these numbers that the level of investment in maintaining roads and pavements has fallen to two thirds or a half of last year. Why is that good news?
Norman Marshall

17 August 2018

It seems clear from these numbers that the level of investment in maintaining roads and pavements has fallen to two thirds or a half of last year. Why is that good news?
Norman Marshall

17 August 2018

Well done on keeping on top of the highway maintenance. However, it seems incomprehensible that around 5,800 potholes appear on Wandsworth's roads each year! Is there a different road material that might have a higher initial outlay, yet lasts longer and is consequently better value? Many places are using recycled plastic in road surfaces, saying it is more robust than tarmac.
N Knight

17 August 2018

Perhaps some of these 'millions' could be put to good use to FINALLY repair all of the re-occuring pot holes and damage on St. John's Hill., on or near the road over the railway. They have been repaired numerous times, but with third-rate materials & poor workmanship, they do not last long. Please pose the question so that other local residents can give their own opinions.......
JEFF HAMILTON

17 August 2018

You must be having a laugh. The roads in Wandsworth are dreadful. I assume that the ones listed are either dangerous, they have kicked up a fuss or someone important is living in them
Peter

17 August 2018

Can you tell me if Grandison Road is having a new pavement structure - practically every paving slab is cracked and in bad condition - thank you
Nick Hawkes

17 August 2018

Will this money just be spent on posher areas or those streets which are more publicly viewable as has happened before. I do not hold out much hope that my street will get done. Over 11 years ago I did a compparison between the roads lived in by the Tory Councillors and the street I live in. The potholes and poor condition of the gutters and road in my street are just as bad and have caused one neighbour at least to have to replace a tyre.
Jane

16 August 2018

This is very welcome news. I, and other residents, have seen some pretty awful sights,and not just uneven and broken, but dangerous as well. These repairs are long over due.
susan lofthouse

16 August 2018