To consider the proposed programme for additional highway investment.
The Township Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods that sought approval of proposed carriageway and footway improvement schemes.
The alternative to carrying out this programme would be to select schemes based on condition only. This approach would lead to a deterioration of the network overall and it is poor asset management to treat only the worst roads in the area. Using an asset management approach will assist Rochdale Borough Council in maintaining its current level three funding from the Department for Transport.
1. That the proposed carriageway and footway improvement schemes for Rochdale Townships be approved.
2. Where events external to the Council require rapid response or agreement in principle, the committee authorise the Head of Highways to vary the programme in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and the Chair of Rochdale Township Committee.
Reason for decision:
To maximise the improvement to the network by carrying out the most efficient and cost effective works to the carriageways and footways.
Eligible for Call-in: Yes