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Council unveils multi-million highway improvements

Published Friday, 26 April 2013

A bumper £8 million will be spent on upgrading the borough's roads and pavements and improving the appearance of the borough, Enfield Council has announced.

The bulk of the cash (£4.625 million) will be spent on resurfacing roads, but significant money (£2.575 million) will also be used to resurface pedestrian walkways and replace damaged pavements, improve draining and reduce flooding and remove and replace dead and decayed trees.

Work to carry out minor highway improvements such as protecting grass verges or removing street clutter will be carried out while new safety fencing will be improved and areas suffering from anti-social behaviour will be alleygated. Money has also been earmarked to replace damaged or unreadable street nameplates.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Cllr Chris Bond, said: "Enfield's roads are the arteries that the borough relies on and this investment will keep them in tip-top condition so pedestrians, motorists and people using public transport can reach their destinations with a minimum of fuss and disruption.

"We have an excellent track record of investing significant sums of money so our roads and pavements remain in a good condition and it makes perfect sense to protect our transport infrastructure to reduce the chances of residents being affected by damage to our roads and pavements in the future".

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