More than 250 roads and footways share an £8million investment in Renfrewshire’s roads network

Work to upgrade Renfrewshire’s roads network is well underway as more than 250 roads and footways are planned for investment during 2021/22.

The £8million investment this year by Renfrewshire Council forms part of a £47million six-year investment in Renfrewshire’s roads network – the largest of its kind ever in Renfrewshire.

There will be upgrades in every town and village in Renfrewshire as roads and footways are either fully resurfaced, restored ahead of future resurfacing or minor repairs carried out.

The programme also captures any projects from 2020 which were delayed due to the restrictions in place during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Councillor Cathy McEwan, Convener of Renfrewshire Council’s Infrastructure, Land and Environment Policy Board, visited the works at Dean Park Road in Renfrew and outlined the Council’s commitment to providing a safe roads network.

Councillor McEwan said: “We recognise how important our roads network is for those who live, work and visit Renfrewshire which is why we’ve made this record investment to improve and upgrade our roads and footways.

“The £8million investment this year will take us to more than £30million invested in our roads network over the past four years.

“We recognise that providing a safe, smooth surface for our drivers is vital, but also for our cyclists and pedestrians as the pandemic continues to encourage more people to walk and cycle instead of using their cars.

“We’re confident that there is a noticeable difference in the quality of our roads network and that it’s improving year-on-year and I’m looking forward to seeing the latest investment continue this improvement.”

As well as the resurfacing programme, the Council also ensure that all potholes reported are visited as soon as possible and the required work carried out as required, with the most  extensive potholes completed within 24 hours.

The street in which the initial pothole is reported is also checked for further potholes to ensure that all the work can be carried out by the roads team in the same visit where possible.

For a full list of the roads and footways set for investment in 2021/22, visit: www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/Roads2021-22.