Extra £2 million to be spent repairing York's damaged roads and pavements

Highways bosses are to spend an extra £2m repairing residential roads and footpaths damaged by recent bad weather

Highways bosses are to spend an extra £2m repairing residential roads and footpaths damaged by recent bad weather

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YORK highways bosses are to spend an extra £2 million on repairing residential roads and footpaths damaged by the harsh weather of recent years.

The money has been allocated by City of York Council to the highway maintenance budget to improve unclassified carriageways and footways.

The funding will be used to target roads identified through annual surveys of the highways network as being in poor and very poor conditions. The Cabinet is now set to be asked to approve the programme next month.

Andy Binner, Head of Highways and Waste, said that in recent years, York had experienced some of the worst winter and wet weather conditions in 30 years.

"Last year, the council successfully secured a £434,710 national grant towards repairing York’s roads, which is only awarded to authorities in harsh/extreme weather situations," he said.

"The additional £2 million will go a long way to helping to improve residential and local roads and footpaths damaged by these conditions.”

He said the council took every step necessary to ensure problem areas were identified and repairs carried out as quickly as possible so that minimal delays occurred.

"All road repairs that require immediate attention are carried out within 24-hours, and areas which are deemed less immediate are added to a rota and repaired within either three days, two weeks or four weeks."

He said the authority took the safety of all road users very seriously and in order to ensure public safety, all repairs were prioritised according to the level of defect.

"The condition of all York's roads is assessed on an annual basis and repair work is carried out based on this assessment, which adheres to national best practice guidelines."

Cllr David Levene, the authority's new Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “Our road network consistently ranks amongst the best in the region and the country, but we recognise there’s more that can be done.

"We know from listening to residents that roads and footpaths in residential areas are a high priority, which is why we’ve brought forward this targeted funding.”

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8:48am Fri 18 Apr 14

LibDem says...

The Labour Council are simply restoring the amount invested each year, in highways maintenance, to the pre 2011 budget level.

There is still a £4 million shortfall resulting from the cuts they have made in the last 2 years.

....and the meeting to agree the funding - scheduled for the 24th April - was cancelled yesterday without any explanation, and before even a list of streets which might be repaired had been published!
The Labour Council are simply restoring the amount invested each year, in highways maintenance, to the pre 2011 budget level. There is still a £4 million shortfall resulting from the cuts they have made in the last 2 years. ....and the meeting to agree the funding - scheduled for the 24th April - was cancelled yesterday without any explanation, and before even a list of streets which might be repaired had been published! LibDem
  • Score: -14

8:52am Fri 18 Apr 14

sniper 9964 says...

About time. Start with Malton rd and around monks cross pot holes and cracks all over that area.
About time. Start with Malton rd and around monks cross pot holes and cracks all over that area. sniper 9964
  • Score: 8

8:57am Fri 18 Apr 14

inthesticks says...

Suggest everyone send their requests and pics of potholes to fixmystreet, York.
Suggest everyone send their requests and pics of potholes to fixmystreet, York. inthesticks
  • Score: 17

11:13am Fri 18 Apr 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

A voice for motorists? Lendal Bridge re-opened? Pot-holes fixed? Anyone would think there's an election next year...
A voice for motorists? Lendal Bridge re-opened? Pot-holes fixed? Anyone would think there's an election next year... Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 12

11:23am Fri 18 Apr 14

matroom says...

Tunnel on leeman rd and humo on tanghall bridge near shops. Appaulling.
Tunnel on leeman rd and humo on tanghall bridge near shops. Appaulling. matroom
  • Score: 5

1:40pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Warren Z says...

Judging by previous council contracts 2 million should cover the work on one medium sized pothole, with only a minimal overspend.
Judging by previous council contracts 2 million should cover the work on one medium sized pothole, with only a minimal overspend. Warren Z
  • Score: 5

2:26pm Fri 18 Apr 14

strangebuttrue? says...

There is a load of spare tarmac going free just outside York that someone seems to have dumped by the outer ring road.
There is a load of spare tarmac going free just outside York that someone seems to have dumped by the outer ring road. strangebuttrue?
  • Score: 4

6:04pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Lamplighter says...

Dodsworth Avenue and Burdyke Avenue please.
Dodsworth Avenue and Burdyke Avenue please. Lamplighter
  • Score: 3

8:52pm Fri 18 Apr 14

AnotherPointofView says...

strangebuttrue? wrote:
There is a load of spare tarmac going free just outside York that someone seems to have dumped by the outer ring road.
That wouldn't be between the Haxby Road and Wiggington Road along the A1237 by any chance????
[quote][p][bold]strangebuttrue?[/bold] wrote: There is a load of spare tarmac going free just outside York that someone seems to have dumped by the outer ring road.[/p][/quote]That wouldn't be between the Haxby Road and Wiggington Road along the A1237 by any chance???? AnotherPointofView
  • Score: -1

11:19pm Fri 18 Apr 14

strangebuttrue? says...

AnotherPointofView wrote:
strangebuttrue? wrote:
There is a load of spare tarmac going free just outside York that someone seems to have dumped by the outer ring road.
That wouldn't be between the Haxby Road and Wiggington Road along the A1237 by any chance????
Aye that would be it. Doesn't seem to be much use where it is.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPointofView[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]strangebuttrue?[/bold] wrote: There is a load of spare tarmac going free just outside York that someone seems to have dumped by the outer ring road.[/p][/quote]That wouldn't be between the Haxby Road and Wiggington Road along the A1237 by any chance????[/p][/quote]Aye that would be it. Doesn't seem to be much use where it is. strangebuttrue?
  • Score: -3

1:25am Sat 19 Apr 14

york_chap says...

Good news and I'm glad they're finally getting round to doing this work. Potholes are a costly menace for drivers and are a danger to cyclists

That said, the cynic in me can't help noticing that they have allowed the roads get into a "poor" or "very poor" condition in the first place, only to suddenly start doing them up in the year before the local election.
Good news and I'm glad they're finally getting round to doing this work. Potholes are a costly menace for drivers and are a danger to cyclists That said, the cynic in me can't help noticing that they have allowed the roads get into a "poor" or "very poor" condition in the first place, only to suddenly start doing them up in the year before the local election. york_chap
  • Score: 1

9:02pm Sat 19 Apr 14

jay, york says...

If they tell us something enough, they think we will believe it. "Andy Binner, Head of Highways and Waste, said that in recent years, York had experienced some of the worst winter and wet weather conditions in 30 years."
Just think about it for a while - cast your mind back. Is this really true??? Really??? And if it is true, why did coyc stop gritting on so many roads and footpaths and enlist local residents (ie. snow wardens) to do their work for them???

In recent years, has York really experienced the worst winter and wet weather conditions in 30 years? I think not. There were far worse winters during the previous 30 years,,but the strange thing is there never seemed to be all the problems with potholes then?.
I am also a slightly curious how coyc can suddenly come up with an extra budget of £2million (yes two million pounds) to suddenly try and fix some potholes that they seem to have ignored for so long.
No doubt the truth will come out eventually.....
If they tell us something enough, they think we will believe it. "Andy Binner, Head of Highways and Waste, said that in recent years, York had experienced some of the worst winter and wet weather conditions in 30 years." Just think about it for a while - cast your mind back. Is this really true??? Really??? And if it is true, why did coyc stop gritting on so many roads and footpaths and enlist local residents (ie. snow wardens) to do their work for them??? In recent years, has York really experienced the worst winter and wet weather conditions in 30 years? I think not. There were far worse winters during the previous 30 years,,but the strange thing is there never seemed to be all the problems with potholes then?. I am also a slightly curious how coyc can suddenly come up with an extra budget of £2million (yes two million pounds) to suddenly try and fix some potholes that they seem to have ignored for so long. No doubt the truth will come out eventually..... jay, york
  • Score: -3

5:25am Tue 22 Apr 14

Magicman! says...

strangebuttrue? wrote:
AnotherPointofView wrote:
strangebuttrue? wrote:
There is a load of spare tarmac going free just outside York that someone seems to have dumped by the outer ring road.
That wouldn't be between the Haxby Road and Wiggington Road along the A1237 by any chance????
Aye that would be it. Doesn't seem to be much use where it is.
you're getting boring now. Change the tune man.
[quote][p][bold]strangebuttrue?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AnotherPointofView[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]strangebuttrue?[/bold] wrote: There is a load of spare tarmac going free just outside York that someone seems to have dumped by the outer ring road.[/p][/quote]That wouldn't be between the Haxby Road and Wiggington Road along the A1237 by any chance????[/p][/quote]Aye that would be it. Doesn't seem to be much use where it is.[/p][/quote]you're getting boring now. Change the tune man. Magicman!
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