Rotherham Council has listed 193 roads for repair, covering a distance of 34 miles and an area of 360,000sqm.
As part of the scheme, 34 new crossings will be installed across the borough, and £800,000 has been set aside for footpath resurfacing in Wales, Thurcroft, Woodsetts and Maltby.
During today’s cabinet meeting, Councillor Chris Read, council leader, said: “My first election campaign, it was the thing I got my ear bent more than anything else, was the condition of the roads in my ward at that ime, and actually we heard the voices of people across the borough talking about their concerns.
“Not only because of people’s worries about the suspension of their tyres, but because it says something about investing in communities – if what people see outside their door every day is a road that’s worn out, and no-one’s done it in decades - that does imply that no-one’s really bothered.
“There’s plenty more to do, I’m sure our inboxes will be filled with people who’ve not yet seen the benefit of that money, and there’s more work to be undertaken and more money to come through the system.”
Coun Dominic Beck, cabinet member for transport and environment added: “This is the third year of our four year programme – £24 million to 2024 road improvement programme, which builds on the successes of prior years, of the council investing a significant amount of our own money from our own capital programme, to improve the condition of the road network.
“The road network is by far the biggest asset that the council owns and maintains.
“The number of pothole repairs that have been carried out have more than halved in the last six years, the claims that we have from motorists are significantly down – eight years ago we had nearly 300, last year we had 78.
“In terms of successful claims made against the council last year we paid out just £80 … compared to £140,000 eight years ago.”
A report to cabinet states: “Roads with a high number of potholes are considered in the works prioritisation process, for inclusion in the Indicative Highway Works Programme for resurfacing and, as a consequence, the number of potholes requiring repair has reduced significantly.
“Between 2011 and 2015 the council received a monthly average of 30 claims for alleged damage to vehicles and personal injury claims.
"The improvement to the highway network has now seen a substantial reduction to 15 claims per month in 2021.
“In 2015/2016 the council paid £636,534 in claims relating to highway defects, however this has reduced over time and, in 2020/2021 the council paid out only £11,565.”
Here are all the roads earmarked for repair or resurfacing in Rother Valley:
Anston and Woodsetts
WEST BANK DRIVE ASTER CLOSE FREESIA CLOSE NEMESIA CLOSE PRIMULAS CLOSE BEGONIA CLOSE YEOMANS WAY LINDRICK DALE RACKFORD ROAD CRAMFIT CLOSE ENNERDALE CLOSE HALL CLOSE LIMEKILNS QUARRY LANE DINNINGTON ROAD
Anston and Todwick
WORKSOP ROAD CHATSWORTH CLOSE ALISON CLOSE ALISON DRIVE BEVERLEY CLOSE CATHERINE AVENUE FLORENCE AVENUE STANIFORTH CRESCENT MILLSTONE DRIVE ST STEPHENS DRIVE DE HOUTON CLOSE FURNIVAL CLOSE FURNIVAL ROAD GUILDWAY HORBIRY END MILL CLOSE MILL HILLS ROCHE END SANDWITH ROAD ST PAUL CLOSE STANIFORTH CRESCENT THE MEADOWS WASTNEYS ROAD TORTMAYNS
Aughton and Swallownest
SHEFFIELD ROAD TURNSHAW ROAD OLIVE CLOSE HILARY WAY LINDSEY PLACE MARTIN CLOSE
STATION ROAD OUTGANG LANE GLENEAGLES ROAD TROON WALK ST ANDREWS WALK STATION WAY BIB LANE HOOTON LANE
Hellaby and Maltby West
BRAITHWELL ROAD BROW HILL ROAD LITTLE HAYNOOKING LANE ALL HALLOWS DRIVE ST BARTHOLOMEWS CLOSE ST PHILIPS CLOSE ST BARBARAS CLOSE AMORYS HOLT WAY DALE HILL CLOSE MICKLEBRING WAY BRAITHWELL WAY BRAMLEY WAY ALL HALLOWS DRIVE ROTHERHAM ROAD CARR LANE PEAK LANE HIGH HOOTON ROAD
TICKHILL ROAD AUTUMN DRIVE CHEETHAM DRIVE DAVY DRIVE MALWOOD WAY GRANGE LANE
Thurcroft and Wickersley South
SANDY LANE BRAMPTON ROAD KINGSFORTH LANE CRESCENT END THE CRESCENT ARBOUR DRIVE – JUNCTION AREA BRAMBLE CLOSE MOORLANDS – JUNCTION AREA NETHERMOOR DRIVE NEWHALL AVENUE ULRICA DRIVE ROTHERWOOD CRESCENT BRAMPTON ROAD
KEETON HALL ROAD DANBY ROAD LEEDS DRIVE SAXON ROAD TRINITY ROAD VIKING WAY ESSEX CLOSE DELVES LANE CARVER CLOSE PEREGRINE WAY CARVER WAY DE WARREN PLACE OSBORNE CROFT DE SUTTON PLACE EAST TERRACE SCHOOL ROAD