School roads will be given priority in Barking and Dagenham pothole resurfacing

The pothole resurfacing programme announced last week by the council will give priority to roads with schools on them.

Barking and Dagenham Council is pumping �6million into works on 59 streets across the borough over the next two years.

Roads in the worst condition have also been given precedence.

Cllr Mick McCarthy, cabinet member for environment, said decision over which routes to include was “not easy”.

Later this year the council will launch a campaign requesting that the government pumps more money into road resurfacing, he added.

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Cllr McCarthy said: “Unfortunately, we still have some roads that are in bad condition and in need of resurfacing. The sad fact is that we simply don’t have the resources to carry out the kind of highways improvement that we would like to do.

“That’s where we feel the government should be stepping in.”

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As part of the works unnecessary posts, bollards and signs will be removed from pavements and speed limits will be painted on roads to reduce the need for signs.

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