25th Sep, 2017

100th mile of Driving Home improvements completed at Malvern

Craig Gibbons 13th Sep, 2017 Updated: 14th Sep, 2017

A COUNTY programme to improve roads clocked up its 100th mile in Malvern.

The resurfacing works on South Lawn marked a century of miles of roads improved by the £12million Driving Home scheme which launched in April last year.

Run by Worcestershire County Council, the two-year project was launched after residents consistently said the state of the roads near where they lived were their top priority.

The £12m of additional investment was given to the programme to resurface, patch and surface dress local roads to improve and extend their lifespan.

Coun Alan Amos, Worcestershire County Council cabinet member with responsibility for Highways said: “We are delighted to be celebrating the 100th mile of road improved by Driving Home and I’m looking forward to the continuing improvements across the county.

“Our roads are already some of the best in the country and the extra £12m investment into local roads that residents use every day will make sure we stay near the top.”

The Driving Home programme, which has benefitted nearly 25,000 residents across the county so far, is on track to be completed by April 2018.

 

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