Your priorities: roads
We’ve heard loud and clear that people are concerned about the state of the roads.
Our budget now reflects this.
We’ll add a permanent £2m-a-year increase to our roads budget. For 2017/18 that means £13.805m of day-to-day spending keeping roads and pavements in shape.
In coming years we’ll also invest £160m to improve roads and cut maintenance costs including:
- £4.8m resurfacing and rebuilding major roads
- £3.9m widening Hyde Road where a narrow railway bridge shrinks it to two lanes causing heavy congestion
- £6.8m to give busses priority on our roads, reducing delays and opening new routes, creating:
- quicker bus journeys and better timetables
- more reliability
- cross-city connections.
- £6.3m for dedicated cycle routes so people can make short journeys in a healthier and cheaper way than driving
- £7.2m to keep bridges safe.
We have over 1,350km of road, with over 83,000 vehicles an hour using our busiest stretches.
This investment will bring the decent roads we need to make Manchester the top-flight, well connected city we’re aiming for. They’ll benefit cyclists and bus-users as well as cars, lorries and vans – all crucial as we grow into the prosperous and attractive regional capital we need to be.