|£2m Spent In Borough On Pavements|
Miles of new pavements laid in the 'Brighter Borough'
The council reports that it will have spent just under £2m laying brand new pavements across Wandsworth in the 12 months leading up to the end of March.
This £2m investment in better quality footpaths covers reconstructions where a new pavement has been laid along extended sections of a road, normally along entire streets. It does not include the ongoing cost of small scale repairs which are carried out daily to keep the borough’s streets as safe as possible.
Around 35 major reconstruction projects are due to be completed in the year ending March 2015.
Among the bigger schemes are Westleigh Avenue in Putney, where new pavement was laid between Grandard Avenue and Carslake Road; Wimbledon Park Road between Victoria Drive and Pirbright Road; Northcote Road between Battersea Rise and Broomwood Road and Ansell Road between Lingwell Road and the Upper Tooting Road.
The pavement revamp follows a town hall blitz on potholes last year which saw more than 17,000 repaired as part of a £6.4m spend on improving the borough’s roads.
Transport spokesman Cllr Jonathan Cook said: “We know that our residents take great pride in the borough which is why we put this amount of resource into these environmental improvements. It is through the council’s prudent management of its finances that we have been able to find the money we need to keep our borough’s streeFebruary 23, 2015tyle4">