Posted: Mon 16th Jul 2012

Maintaining Wrexham’s Roads Costs Council £8.6m in 2011/12

This article is old - Published: Monday, Jul 16th, 2012

Maintaining the town’s roads cost Wrexham Council over £8.6m in the last year according to financial figures for 2011/12. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The £8,697,000 sum included £2,083,000 on highway maintenance schemes such as footway reconstruction, drainage work and patching. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Other major costs were carriageway resurfacing which cost the council £3,284,000 and £882,000 on minor improvements such as traffic calming measures. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The information was revealed in a review of the progress of the term highway maintenance contract. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In 2009 Wrexham Council awarded a five year contract for the town’s road maintenance to a single contractor Enterprise (AOL) who are based in Leyland, Lancashire. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

According to the report the contractor has performed to the satisfaction of the council’s area managers and no default notices have currently been served against them. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

However, there were significant issues with surface materials on six of Wrexham’s roads during 2011/12. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The roads named were Cefn Road, Caia where there were problems with surface dressing and five reports of surface material failure on the A534 Holt Road, Ridley Wood, Central Avenue, Acton – Peris, Plas Madoc and Offa Street, Brymbo. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A separate report showed that 1169 reactive roadworks, including winter repairs, had to be carried out in 2011/12, which were dealt with within five days. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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