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Council’s £40m roads boost

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Plant hirers and surfacing companies are set to benefit from a £40m investment in Renfrewshire roads.

The local authority said the five-year programme will benefit every community in its area and is part of the biggest-ever sustained spending on its network, with more than £8m to be invested in 2019/20.

More than 125 roads will be improved in the coming year, with 95 to be resurfaced with a further 31 undergoing initial work ahead of future surfacing work.

A council spokesman said the focus will be on quality, long-term repairs with a significant emphasis on post-repair inspections.

Councillor Cathy McEwan, Renfrewshire Council’s infrastructure convener, said: “More than £37m will be invested in the first four years of the programme to make immediate changes to the quality of our roads and footways and ensure their safety for our road users.

“We’ll continue to review all roads across Renfrewshire through our ongoing inspection programme and where resurfacing works not part of the 2019/20 programme are identified, they will be captured on a priority basis in future years.”

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