Members received a presentation on the Highways Investment Programme.
Havering’s aspiration was to deliver one of the biggest investments to local roads and pavements in London, following an investment of £3.2 million in 2018/19. The £40m investment comes in response to residents’ concerns around increased congestion, as well as demands to upgrade roads and fix potholes. Work on the resurfacing programme commenced in May 2019, with 53 carriageways and 96 footways/footpaths identified for the 2019/20 programme. The 2020-23 list had been generated and engineers were due to commence site validation and the final list for 2021-21 was expected in December 2019.
The level of capital spend on the programme provided an opportunity for all material aspects of streetscape to be considered in the roads where improvements were being considered, including dropped kerbs, street trees, sign posts and street lighting.
It was expected that the 2019-20 programme would be delivered on time and to budget and any adverse impact on traffic and the general public would be kept to a minimum.
Members requested a document detailing works to date on carriageways and footways/footpaths by ward and planned works.
Members noted the presentation.