On Monday, 20 May, Havering Council launched its Highways Investment campaign.
Councillor Damian White, Leader of Havering Council, was at The Mount, Noak Hill Road, Romford, RM3 7LD, to officially launch the £40m investment that will see the repair of roads and pavements in the borough over the next four years.
The campaign will also see a new web page launched where residents can find out when their road or pavement is being repaired or resurfaced, can report potholes and get information on when and where road works are taking place.
Cllr Damian White said: “I think this investment is fundamental, our roads and pavments are getting to the point where they are no longer serviceable so this investment represents a huge commitment from the council to able to make sure that the residents can keep moving around the borough. Residents will welcome this investment as it has been one of the main priorities that comes up when I meet people.
“Often when I go to knock on doors and talk to people they complain about the state of the pavments and the roads and feel that they have been under invested. So this is the priority which we have acted upon to make sure our roads and pavments are up to the standards that our residents expect.”
“Also as part of the works programme, is the repairing of potholes, which we know is another concern for residents. We undertake repairs of around 1,000 potholes per year. We want to encourage residents to report these to us. Fixing the roads and pavments is top priority to residents and its top priority for us as a council. This investment will help to further our aim of Keeping Havering special.”