£20 million boost to improve footways by 2021

2 May 2019

£20 million has been approved to perform major repairs on Brent's footways, giving them a new lease of life and making it easier for everybody to get around.

Repairs will cover around 42 miles of pavements across Brent, eight percent of the 529-mile network of streets. Locations have been identified through footway condition surveys, with input from local councillors, and will be carefully distributed to make sure as many residents as possible benefit. The programme will commence later in the summer and is set to run until spring 2021.

Cllr Shama Tatler, Lead Member for Regeneration, Highways & Planning, said: "At a time when council budgets are stretched, we have had to make careful choices about how we prioritise our spending. There's still lots of work to do, but this £20 million programme represents a significant investment and will set us on the way to improving Brent's footpaths.'

The council has also engaged a specialist 'injection patching' contractor who will be working in the borough to repair potholes and other minor road defects. This method is much quicker than traditional techniques and will mean more potholes can be repaired sooner. Work will start in May and teams will aim to visit every residential road in the borough over the next two years.