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Kingston Council receives £396,000 to improve the borough’s roads

Kingston Council has received £396,000 from the Department for Transport to improve its roads in 2018/19.

The funding is a part of £420 million of roads funding announced in the Budget in October 2018 which has been allocated to individual boroughs in London as well as Transport for London (TfL). Kingston’s share of the funding will be used to repair potholes and resurface roads. 

Cllr Liz Green, Leader of Kingston Council, said:

 “This is fantastic news for the borough. The council has over 200 miles of roads that it is responsible for maintaining and the much-needed funding will help us with pothole repairs; carriageway patching and resurfacing projects.

“We are working to relieve the pressure of a growing population on the borough’s transport network by providing new facilities for cycling and walking, while improving road safety and public spaces. This funding is part of ensuring the roads are in good shape."

To keep up to date with roadworks in Kingston, and to sign up to be alerted to upcoming road closures and emergency works taking place, visit kingston.gov.uk/roadworks. For a complete list visit of roadworks in the area visit public.londonworks.gov.uk/roadworks/home.