Roads improvement scheme is completed

Potholes in the roads and broken pavements in North Tyneside.
Potholes in the roads and broken pavements in North Tyneside.

A £3m programme to improve the quality of roads in the borough has been completed.

North Tyneside Council’s annual roads resurfacing and maintenance programme has seen around a quarter of a million square metres of road treated on the network, stretching nearly 21 miles.

A large amount of work has been preventative maintenance, to extend the life of roads and avoid the need for much costlier major repairs further down the line.

Coun John Harrison, cabinet member for housing and environment, said: “This major programme of maintenance work means our road network is well prepared for winter.

“Our highways team will continue to monitor the borough’s roads and pavements for signs of wear and react quickly to repair these.”

Funded by the local authority and Department for Transport grants, work was carried out by Capita.

During the winter months, the focus will turn to reactive maintenance and dealing with any potholes appearing as a result of icy conditions. Highways inspectors will keep an eye on key routes and the frontline repair teams will complete any repairs in as short a time as possible.

Residents can report any problems with roads or pavements using the ‘report it’ tab on the council website www.northtyneside.gov.uk, or by calling (0191) 643 8515.