Pothole-riddled Oxford Road is one of over 20 roads in the Altrincham area to be included in a road repair programme for the coming year.
Trafford Council confirmed the list at an executive meeting last night, although it said it had been forced to scale back the number of projects after £1.15m in funding was withheld by the government days before the budget was agreed in February.
But a number of long-awaited repairs will be carried out over the coming months, including Oxford Road, which we highlighted as being in a particularly bad state earlier this year.
Across the borough, Trafford has budgeted £250,000 for fixing potholes and over £1.3m for major road reconstruction work.
Here’s the full list of schemes in the Altrincham area:
- Bow Lane, from junction with Oakwood Lane to Bow Green Farm, Bowdon (Drainage and surface work) – £115,017
- Kenmore Drive, Hale
- Manor Avenue, Broadheath
- Sinderland Lane (A56 to Clarke Street)
- Brown Street, Hale
- Manchester Road, Altrincham (Oldfield Road to Cresta Court/Woodlands Road)
- Hargate Drive, Hale
- Hill Top, Hale (Hill Top Drive to Hargate Drive)
- Stokoe Avenue, from Taylor Road to bend – £32,147
- Oxford Road/Peter Street “Triangle” – junction with Ashley Road to Altrincham Theatre – £120,000
- Whitecarr Lane, junction from Roaring Gate Lane to Fairywell Brook, Hale Barns – £91,872
- Black Moss Road, Bowdon – £98,582
- Sinderland Lane, junction with Whitehouse Lane – £113,922
- Hawarden Road, Altrincham, Ellesmere Road to Harcourt Road and Gladstone Road to Harcourt Road – £131,306
- Gaddum Road, Bow Green to Stanhope Road, Bowdon – £161,276
- Moss Lane, Oakfield Road to Urban Road, Hale – £101,722
- Oldfield Road, Altrincham, Bowdon, Thurston Road to junction with Seamons Road – £103,515
- Stockport Road, Altrincham, Clarendon Avenue to pedestrian crossing/Osborne Road – £116,386
In the last few weeks, resurfacing work has already been completed on parts of Stokoe Avenue, Oldfield Road and St Margaret’s Road.
Altrincham councillor Dan Jerrome, of the Greens, welcomed the news.
“These repairs are long overdue,” he said. “Residents have been asking for these roads to be fixed for years. We’ve been having to push continuously for the council to give them the attention needed.
“There is much more that desperately needs doing, but the council simply isn’t getting enough money from the government. However, this list from the council is a good result for Altrincham. Our roads should be much safer for all road users when the work is complete.”