Funds for Kingswood roads resurfacing
FUNDING to repair and resurface local roads has been announced by South Gloucestershire council.
Resurfacing and maintenance work around Kingswood will have £420,000 spent on it. Roads to be improved include Hill Street, Furzewood Road, Honey Hill Road and Bellevue Road.
In Hanham £180,000 will be spent on roads including Whittucks Road and Birdwood.
A further £360,000 is earmarked for roads around Longwell Green, Barrs Court, Cadbury Heath, Parkwall and Warmley.
Marygold Leaze, St Annes Close, Queens Road, Park Way, Park Close and Home Mead are all due improvements.
Brenda Langley from Hanham Abbots parish council said: “It is fantastic to see a number of important roads in and around our community are set to get the funding they need to keep them to a high standard.
“As local councillors we will continue to push for our communities to get the investment they need.
“We would encourage residents to get in touch if they have concerns about the condition of their roads.”
Funding also includes completing work to strengthen Bitton Bridge.
Sam Bromiley, ward councillor for Parkwall and Warmley, said: “It’s great to see investment being made to ensure that we have the kind of infrastructure to keep us connected, not just focusing on improving conditions
for motorists, but also for cyclists, pedestrians and bus users.
“As well as Homemead, Parkway and Park Close being resurfaced I am delighted that a further £75,000 is set to be used to repair and improve footpaths locally.”
Steve Reade, South Glos cabinet member for Regeneration, Environment and Strategic Infrastructure said: “It is important that residents can look out their front door and be proud to call South Gloucestershire home.
“This is why we are continuing our record investment into maintaining local roads.
“We continue to provide the resources to support all forms of travel, particularly with more people choosing to get out of their car and enjoy more sustainable ways to get around, such as walking and cycling.”