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Small Resurfacing Scheme programme will help keep motorists on the move

SRS programme in Swansea (Pic: Swansea Council)

THE HUGHLY popular SRS community road resurfacing team will be out and about across Swansea in the coming weeks, fixing roads and footpaths in places like Cockett, Landore and Mynyddbach.

Swansea Council’s SRS (Small Resurfacing Scheme) and pothole repair teams will be carrying out even more work that will see road improvements that will help keep motorists on the move this autumn.

The package of measures is designed to repair roads and carry out work to prevent roads in good condition from deteriorating. Since the start of April the council’s pothole repair team completed almost 2,500 pothole repairs within 48 hours of being reported by residents.

And into the autumn the SRS team will be visiting Clydach, Dunvant and Killay and Gorseinon and Penyrheol as part of its road resurfacing programme which has seen communities like Townhill, Bonymaen and Cwmbwrla benefit over the last few weeks.

The work comes on top of a £2.6m major roads upgrades programme targeting more than 20 busy roads across the city which has seen work completed in Gendros, Townhill and Morriston with more to come in places like Junction 47 of the M4, Landore and Penllergaer.

All the highways projects are part of the Council’s long term five-year programme which runs from 2020-25.

Andrew Stevens, Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure said the council is committed to continuing with the SRS and pothole teams’ work in the coming months to tackle more road repair issues across the city.

The SRS scheme replaces the PATCH programme and involves highways teams carrying out small-scale structural road repairs where more work than pothole-filling or road patching is required.

Under the £1.1m SRS scheme all of the city’s wards get a minimum of five days’ attention, with ward members helping identify some of the streets most in need of work.

Cllr Stevens said: “Highway improvements and repairs play a vital part keeping traffic on the move. Residents tell us frequently that it matters to them to keep our roads in good condition.

Cllr Stevens said: “Our Small Resurfacing Scheme has been extremely successful with targeted repairs in many areas right across the county.

“On top of our extensive road resurfacing programme, our highway maintenance teams visit every ward and target the worst sections of roads identified during our regular inspections.”

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Further work will be directed towards tackling the backlog of repairs which are monitored during regular highway inspections and includes potholes repairs and pavement improvements.

Cllr Stevens said: “This is a significant investment in our city’s highway infrastructure. We are responsible for a large and varied range of highway assets including over 1,100km of road, streetlights, car parks and traffic control signals.” 

To find out more about all the resurfacing schemes planned for 2023/24 click here: Road resurfacing programme – Swansea