NEATH Port Talbot Council has approved plans for a £3.3 million programme to repair and maintain footpaths, roads, and bridges across the borough this month, at a Regeneration and Streetcare Services meeting on March 3.
The project which is within the council’s Highways and Engineering Programme for the 2023/24 financial year will now include maintenance and repair works at a wide range of locations in the area over the next twelve months.
These will include funding of over £1.1 million for road surfacing in Neath Port Talbot, along with an additional sum of over 300,000 for preventative treatments and maintenance on roads.
Other spends will see footway resurfacing worth around £167,000, bridge strengthening worth around £300,000, and minor works to traffic signs, barriers, and regulation orders worth £425,000.
Funding will come from a number of sources such as the council’s Highways and Engineering Capital Allocation, as well as planned maintenance revenue funding.
Some of the money will also come from the £4.25 million worth of funding approved last year by the council’s coalition to “clean up and green up” Neath Port Talbot’s towns and valleys.