Merton Council fixes storm damaged roads

Merton Council has successfully bid for funds to repair the roads that were damaged during the storms last winter.

After successfully bidding for money from the Department for Transport’s fund to help repair roads hit by weather damage, Merton Council will see an extra £298,000 being spent on improving the standards of the roads around the borough over the next year.

As a result of the storms last winter, many of Merton’s roads started to deteriorate due to an increase in potholes. The council already began fixing this damage as part of its normal repair work, which this funding will support. Complementing the council’s regular planned maintenance programme, the funding will also help to resurface an additional five roads over the next year – Blenheim Road, Erridge Road (Dorset Road to Keswick Avenue), Montague Road, Seely Road (Mitcham Road to Finton Road) and Templecombe Way.

Earlier this year, the council also started work to replace every tree that was lost in the storm.

Merton Council’s cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration Councillor Andrew Judge said: “The storms last winter caused a lot of damage to many of Merton’s roads and we are making sure that they are fully repaired. It’s great to get this extra funding which will really help our regular maintenance and repair programme.”