133,000 square metres of Herefordshire’s C and U road network has been improved as part of the Department for Transport’s £2.558m additional investment for highways.

Now that this phase of the work is complete, there will be a programme of surface dressing treatment in these areas; thanks to a further injection of funding.

This additional investment for our highways has meant that 133,000 square metres of Herefordshire’s C and U road network has been improved which is equivalent to 15 times the total area of Hereford FC’s Edgar Street pitch.

Cllr durkin at the site of works

Cllr Barry Durkin, Cabinet Member Roads and Regulatory Services, said: “Feedback we receive as a Local Authority shows that the condition of our roads is a huge priority for local residents and organisations. Back in November we announced this additional package of investment to our local C and U roads to improve connectivity and links between our rural communities. We are pleased to announce that we have delivered on this promise by carrying out these works – equivalent to 15 football pitches.

“Patching repairs, followed by surface dressing of the selected roads, at an appropriate time in the life cycle of the road, is considered the most cost effective use of this funding. It prevents further deterioration of roads before more extensive and more expensive repairs are needed, and can extend the life of the road surface by up to ten years”.

“The patching work achieved so far will be bolstered by a programme of surface treatment this financial year to reduce the need for reactive maintenance and promote more efficient and enjoyable journeys for road users in the county.”

More information, including a list of the works carried out, is available on our website.

Published: 2nd April 2024