Improving Flintshire’s Roads
Businesses in Flintshire are to be boosted by the news that Flintshire County Council will be starting work on a number of road improvements, concentrated on refining and maintaining the condition of the county’s highway network.
Flintshire’s highway network – already assessed as the best maintained in Wales in 2014 – provides vital links to businesses in the region and so investment and maintenance on it demonstrates the importance that the council places on evolving Flintshire’s business stance in Wales. Valued at £1m, this year’s programme will see a further 30 roads in and around the county assessed and developed.
Although during the busy period of the work, temporary road closure orders and diversions will be in place, local businesses – especially those in the more rural areas of Flintshire – can expect easier access and therefore an increased pace of business when work is completed before Christmas.
Even though Welsh Government Prudential Borrowing funding for highway maintenance ended in March, the project is being funded by Flintshire County Council’s own Highway maintenance budget.
The programmes have been developed following an inspection to assess the condition of every road in the County by staff from the Streetscene service. These inspections have ensured that the roads in most need of repair receive the attention they require.
Improvements to the road will include the following:
A highway resurfacing programme on roads which require extensive repairs
A highway surface dressing programme, preceded by extensive patching, which is intended to improve mainly rural roads.
A highway patching programme which will provide a permanent repair to those roads which do not require a full resurfacing treatment.
A footway slurry seal programme which will further improve the condition of the Councils urban footways.