100th Mile of Driving Home Improvements Completed

dh100 Published Wednesday, 13th September 2017

A century of miles has been clocked up as part of Driving Home; a programme to improve the roads local residents use every day.

The resurfacing works on South Lawn, Malvern marked a 100 miles of roads improved by the £12m programme since April 2016.

The two-year Driving Home programme, run by Worcestershire County Council, was launched after residents consistently said that the state of the roads near where they live were their top priority.

The £12 million of additional investment was given to the programme to resurface, patch and surface dress local roads to improve and extend their lifespan.

Councillor Alan Amos, Worcestershire County Council cabinet member with responsibility for Highways said: "We are delighted to be celebrating the 100th mile of road improved by Driving Home and I'm looking forward to the continuing improvements across the county.

"Our roads are already some of the best in the country and the extra £12m investment into local roads that residents use every day will make sure we stay near the top"

The Driving Home Programme, which has benefitted nearly 25,000 residents across the county so far, is on track to be completed by April 2018.