Tuesday, 7 March 2006

Work to start on road in October

Posted by Chris

The private street between Corporation Road and Westfield Avenue, in Redcar, is to be made up to adoptable standard and the work is programmed to start in October.

There are a huge number of these private streets in the Borough and the Coalition agreed to use prudential borrowing to invest £1.29m, in a 3 year programme, to make a start in tackling 19 of them.

Opponents claim the cost is £6m but this is nonsense. Even with the cost spread over 40 years, taking into account interest and maintenance, the cost would be £2.5m.

The former County Council abandoned it’s programme of upgrading these roads in the early 1980’s and it has taken all this time to get it reinstated. It will be safer and brighter for the people who live alongside it."

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