• The council will spend £8m on road maintenance over the next two yearsThese are the roads across Wigan which will be repaired in the next few months.

    The work costing more than £8m will begin this month and continue over the next two years.

    The first roads to be repaired are:

    1. November
    2. Central Drive – Shevington
    3. Common Lane – Leigh
    4. Taylor Road / Taylor Grove – Hindley Green
    5. Smethurst Lane – Pemberton
    6. St Marys Way – Leigh
    7. Broadwell Drive – Leigh

    Wigan has one of the best records for maintaining roads in Greater Manchester (Image: Stoke Sentinel)

    Early 2020

    1. A49 Wallgate – Wigan
    2. A58 Bolton Road/Lily Lane – Bamfurlong
    3. A571 Wigan Road – Billinge
    4. A573 Warrington Road – Ince
    5. A577 Darlington Street – Wigan
    6. A577 Corner Lane/Smallbrook Lane – Hindley Green
    7. A578 Twist Lane – Leigh
    8. A578 Wigan Road – Leigh
    9. A580 East Lancashire Road (Liverpool Bound) – Golborne
    10. B5238 Scot Lane – Aspull
    11. Heath Street – Golborne
    12. Hall Lane – Hindley
    13. North Road – Atherton

    Only three percent of A roads and two per cent of B and C roads were in urgent need of repair last year, according to the Department for Transport.It puts the borough joint second across Greater Manchester for the percent of classified A roads needing repairs, and joint top for B and C classified roads.Roads in poor condition and with a range of surface damage and deterioration are classed as ‘red’ by government inspectors, meaning maintenance is required within 12 months.The DfT says it would put pressure on the Treasury for a long-term funding plan to tackle potholes in local roads.But money is already being put towards road repair in Wigan, with the council committing an extra £3.3 million towards maintenance, on top of £5.1 million in government funding.

    Coun Carl Sweeney, cabinet member for environment, said the latest data shows the ‘strong position’ Wigan is in within Greater Manchester and the north west.”More than £8m is due to be spent over the next two years resurfacing and fixing the borough’s roads,” he said.”Our targeted investment programme is essential and will ensure teams continue to manage the condition of our roads and enable the council to deliver an effective and sustainable network to our residents.”

    Wigan council spends around £1m each year fixing minor defects across around 1,160km of roads across the borough, while also managing 2,000km of pavements, 58,000 drainage gullies and 36,500 streetlights.

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