Rotherham’s roads will benefit from Labour’s £24 million investment plan over the next four years. This will be the biggest investment in road resurfacing for a generation and will improve many roads across our borough.
Under our plans to cover the next four years, the Council is set to invest £24 million in Rotherham’s local transport network. This funding will build on the work already done under the 2020 Roads Programme that has seen big improvements in the borough’s roads.
The 2020 Roads Programme reduced the number of potholes reported in Rotherham by over a third. Labour councillors will continue this improvement with our further £24 million funding to 2024. Our aim is to further halve the number of potholes, resurface more roads and repair our pavements as well.
Cllr Emma Hoddinott, Labour’s Cabinet Member for Waste, Roads and Community Safety at Rotherham Council, has said:
“Our previous investment in Rotherham’s roads has already reduced the number of potholes by a third, but we know there is still plenty more to do.
“That is why we committed an additional £24 million of funding over the four years to 2024 earlier this year, to further reduce the number of potholes by half. That investment is improving the roads in every corner of the borough as the report sets out.”
Over the next 12 months, £9 million of investment is being proposed for Rotherham’s transport network with additional funding to improve our roads too. The Transport and Highways Capital Programme for 2020/21 will see a number of improvements delivered across the borough, including:
- £8.5 million to improve the condition of our roads, funding more than 190 roads to be resurfaced
- 30 footpath repair schemes covering 8.2 miles
- 34 footway crossing schemes
- £50,000 for Electric Vehicle Charging Points
- £658,000 to address known accident hotspots through Local Road Safety Schemes
In addition to this programme, the Council has also been successful in securing external funding to support network improvements in Greasbrough. This extra funding will help deliver two significant schemes at Greasbrough to tackle the existing traffic and congestion problems in this part of the local network.
The Council secured £2.7 million from Local Growth Funding to build the new Coach Road junction in Greasbrough which is set to be delivered by Spring 2021. A further £2.5 million of Get Britain Building Funding has also been achieved to deliver junction and network improvements at The Whins, Greasbrough in 2021/22 as well.
You can read the Transport and Highways Capital Programme report for 2020/21 below.