Ashbourne Way/Acomb Wood Close footpaths to be resurfaced

The City of York Council will start work week commencing 18th September 2017 to reconstruct some of the footways shown on the plan below.  This scheme is programmed to take 2 weeks, weather permitting.

The work consists of excavating the current tarmac surfacing, laying two new layers of tarmac and replacing road kerbs within vehicle crossings.

Residents are being offered a discount on any new driveway requirements that they may wish to commission while plant is in the area.

Woodthorpe pavements audit

Cllr Stephen Fenton undertook an audit of pavements in the Woodthorpe area at the weekend. With the cold weather approaching, the freeze / thaw action can mean that already weak areas can deteriorate rapidly. By reporting trouble spots now, remedial action can be taken before winter sets in.

Deveron Way footpath patched up

Deveron Way footpath patched up

Some of the worst areas of pavement on Deveron Way have been patched up following action taken by Cllr Ann Reid last month.

Stephen has reported a number of issues in need of attention, including on Annan Close, Spey Bank, Ryecroft Avenue and Silverdale Court, pictured below.

An area of pavement on Annan Close is badly cracked and uneven

An area of pavement on Annan Close is badly cracked and uneven

Pavement needs to be patched up around a raised utility cover on Spey Bank

Pavement needs to be patched up around a raised utility cover on Spey Bank

Crumbling footpath on Silverdale Court

Crumbling footpath on Silverdale Court

Raised ironwork at the junction of Ryecroft Avenue and Chantry Close

Raised ironwork at the junction of Ryecroft Avenue and Chantry Close

 

 

 

Highways maintenance cuts for York revealed.

The Council has revealed how it plans to spend £2.6 million on highways and footpath resurfacing over the next financial year.

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The provisional expenditure is down on the £3.4 million being invested during the current year.

That in turn was well down on the budget agreed by the last Liberal Democrat administration which held power until 2011 and which regularly invested over £5 million a year in the highways network.

Carriageway surfaces are now breaking up and the repairs backlog is growing.

In the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe ward only part of the Moor Lane carriageway will be resurfaced.

No footpaths in the area will be resurfaced.

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A full list of streets where repairs are planned can be downloaded by clicking here

A final Council highways budget for next year will be announced in March.

The decision, on which roads to resurface, was taken in another “behind closed doors” meeting. There was no consultation with residents on the options.