Millions more to improve Wandsworth’s roads and pavements
Published: 16 August 2018
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.