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Funding Boost for Local Roads

Housing estates in South Tyneside are set to benefit from an extra £686,000 of highways cash.



The Borough has received its share of additional funding for local roads allocated by the Chancellor in last month's budget.


And the money, which must be spent in the current financial year, will be spent on improving the condition of roads in residential estates.


Plans to resurface roads on the unclassified housing estate network will now be brought forward and completed earlier than scheduled.


Cllr Nancy Maxwell, Lead Member for Area Management and Community Safety, said: "I'm sure residents will agree that this additional funding is very welcome.


"It will be targeted at reducing potholes and improving the overall condition of the local road network in residential streets.


"This will include roads in each of the Borough's CAF areas, which have been selected on a priority need basis."


As the works programme is being brought forward, next year's budget will be re-evaluated accordingly.

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