Coventry & Warwickshire

Doubled Coventry road money set to remain

Plans to maintain a council's investment in road resurfacing, after it was roughly doubled, are set to be approved.

By the end of the financial year £6m will have been spent in Coventry, compared to about £3m in 2009-10.

The money, which includes cash for repairing potholes, would increase to £6.1m in 2011-12 under the proposals.

Officers have recommended the plans for approval ahead of a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

The council said by the end of next March it would have treated more than a quarter of the city's road network in 2010-11 and 2011-12.

In total, officers have recommended more than £10m in investment in roads for approval.

This includes improvements for pedestrians and cyclists such as joining up cycle routes and providing dropped kerbs.

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