Council to spend an additional £2 million on road resurfacing in 2018/19
The Vale of Glamorgan Council will spend an additional £2.1 million on resurfacing roads across the county if proposals for its 2018/19 budget are approved this week.
One million pounds of this has been committed by the Council - in addition to the £300,000 originally budgeted for - with the remainder coming from a one-off Welsh Government grant.
Cllr Geoff Cox, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services and Transport, said: “Agreeing the 2018/19 proposals has been the most challenging budget setting process that I have ever known. This has not, however, prevented us from prioritising the areas that we know matter most to Vale residents.
“The Vale has thousands of kilometres of roads and maintaining these to a high standard is a significant undertaking. Fortunately, we have a skilled and committed workforce, and with this additional funding they will now have the money they need to assist them in delivering a first class service for the Vale.
“Credit must also go to the County Surveyors Society Wales in prompting the much-needed recognition from Welsh Government for greater investment in our highways network.”
The additional money will be spent maintaining and upgrading roads across the Vale. As is the case with current spending, the Council’s highways team will assess the roads most in need of repair to ensure that the areas that most need additional investment will be the first to benefit.