This is where Bristol Council will spend £1.7m on roads across the city
Details have been released about how £1.7m of extra funding for road repairs in Bristol will be spent.
Bristol City Council’s ruling Labour cabinet agreed to spend the money on a number of high priority projects which need to be repaired in the next 12 months.
The money from the Department of Transport has to be spent by the end of March.
Nearly a third of the cash will be spent on carriageway resurfacing across the city, with mayor Marvin Rees reminding motorists that Bristol has a ‘no idle-roadworks policy’
“It means where the bollards go up we will be getting them down as quickly as possible,” he said during Tuesday’s cabinet meeting.
Presenting a report on the grant Mr Rees added: “Our highway network is the largest and most visible publicly owned asset, and it is for most people, the way by which Bristolians come into contact with council services.
“It’s fundamental to the economy, the social environmental wellbeing of our communities and the prosperity of the city.
“This additional funding will help us tackle the deterioration of our roads and we will use it to repair those areas that have been identified through our data collection.”
In the report to cabinet it said that the funding for Bristol had to be used to address potholes, local bridges and structures, and minor highway works within the current financial year.
Here are the projects that will receive funding:
£121k on additional works to deliver the Scotland Lane highway flooding prevention project
This notorious site has been prone to flooding for years and has had to be regularly closed for clean-up measures to be carried out which is costly and has caused inconvenience for all who use the busy road.
£275k Bath Bridges
The council has said it has been made ware that structural beams supporting the carriageway need refurbishment and painting to maintain structural integrity.
According to the report works required include steel repairs, concrete and masonry repairs, drainage repairs and full paint protection system.
£460K carriageway surfacing
Details of where these works will take place have yet to be released. But they are classified as ‘priority sites’ from the Highways Carriageway Rolling Programme, all of which are suffering from both surface and foundation failure.
£25k Portway highway flood prevention
This is a scheme at the Portway junction with Sylvan Way near Sea Mills. the council has said it is a ‘high priority’ as water on the network has resulted in a number of road traffic collisions at that location.
£30k footway reconstruction
This is a project in Clifton Park and is part of the council’s footway rolling programme. There are no further details on the project at the moment.
£52K to support the harbour condition assessment
Last year the council agreed to spend £550,000 for a team of experts to inspect the condition of council-owned assets around the harbour and New Cut.
The authority said it had “insufficient condition information” on a significant number of these assets which is why a survey is needed.
This additional funding will support the harbour condition assessment and undertake the assessment work to the Feeder walls and Junction Lock swing bridge.
£30k to repair Stockwood precinct retaining wall
One of the retaining walls around the shopping centre and car park is in danger of collapse and a fence has been put in place to protect people from falling brickwork.
The council has said it is an ongoing safety issue which currently prevents the public from using the space.
£75k Cumberland Road carriageway retaining wall
The wall adjacent to Cumberland Road Railway Bridge has been affected by vegetation and is in urgent need of repair.
£67k Smart City Gully Sensors
This is a project which would see gully sensors installed across the network which would help monitor the potential for flooding.
The council has said that better identification and reaction to potential flooding will reduce the amount of potholes on the network.
£340K carriageway patching and structural repairs to network
Following a full survey of the network using high definition photography the council can identify structurally defective carriageway and potholes on the entire network. They can then use this information to know exactly where to target funding.