MILLIONS of pounds will be spent this year to repair roads across South Gloucestershire.

South Gloucestershire Council’s transport maintenance scheme includes more than £6million for the upkeep of roads and footpaths as part of a £10million investment in local transport infrastructure.

Nearly £140,000 is being invested in Thornbury, including resurfacing on Castle Street and Stokefield Close and pathway repairs to Streamleaze, Rock Street and Quaker Lane. A similar amount will be spent on Old Gloucester Road, Rosewood Avenue and Foxholes Lane in Alveston.

Other schemes given the green light include the installation of a missing link pavement on the lower part of Old Down Hill, Tockington.

Cllr Matthew Riddle, who represents Alveston, and Tockington as part of the Severn Vale ward, said: “A lot of hard work has gone into ensuring Alveston and nearby villages are looked after and it is great to see investment being made to ensure our communities have the infrastructure to keep us connected.”

Work to be carried out in the Yate area includes resurfacing of Badminton Road and Church Road plus pathway repairs to Westerleigh Close and Station Road. Drop kerb installations and bus stop upgrades will be made on Cranleigh Court Road.

Money will also be spent on:

  • Hawkesbury and Dodington - Resufacing Abbotswood and Rodford Way as well as repairing the footway on Hawkesbury High Street
  • Charfield - Resurfacing of Manor Lane, Underhill Road and Avon Road and the installation of a pedestrian island on Manor Lane.
  • Winterbourne - Resurfacing of Holmewood Close plus the installation of a cycle access ramp near Winterstream roundabout and a waiting restriction review and installation on Moorend Road, Worrells Lane and Pye Corner area.
  • Wick - Footway build out to slow traffic at junction and reduce crossing width for pedestrians.

A further £800,000 has been approved from developer contributions across South Gloucestershire. This will go towards maintaining open spaces and sports facilities.

Cllr Steve Reade, cabinet member for planning, transport and strategic Environment, said: “I am delighted we are able to invest this funding into maintaining and improving our transport network.

“A great deal of focus has gone into ensuring this investment capitalises on our environmental commitments. Our transport network is important, not just to motorists, but also those using public transport, bikes and travelling by foot.