Improving Salford’s Highways

Urban Vision’s Highways Maintenance Team have been successful in making vast improvements on the roads and footways in Salford.

Since continued investment into the Highway Network and Highway Investment programme  from 2011/12 by Salford City Council, Urban Vision have delivered a programme of highway network improvements that has seen the percentage of highways in critical condition to fall from 9.3% to 5%.

Moreover, highways where maintenance would soon be required has fallen from 48 % to 26% and highways that are rated to be in good overall condition have risen from 42% to 69% in the last seven years.

Since the beginning of the Highway Investment Programme, 1203 roads and 457 footways in Salford have been resurfaced, whilst the number of orders to repair any defects on roads, pathways and carriageways has decreased from 15,900 in 2011 to 9958 in 2017.

As well as significant improvements to highways, through the Highway Drainage Investment Programme, the team have been responsible for clearing defects causing blockages to 1945 gullies since 2012 and since the start of Culvert Investment in 2016, our highways team have successfully safeguarded at risk areas of Salford from flooding.

This has been achieved by completing surveys, early intervention procedures and cost effective repairs to prevent areas from flooding.

Councillor Robert Sharpe said:

“Thanks for the report and please pass on my thanks to the teams. Our highways are in a really good condition attributed to the good work the staff do.

“All efforts on pavements contribute well to our reducing falls amongst our older people in the city alongside some of the good work taking place with partners in the Clinical Commissioning Group, Salford Community Leisure and Public Health.”