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£7.5m earmarked for improvement schemes in Telford and Wrekin

The 2018/19 capital programme will see the money invested in another 340 improvement schemes across the borough.

The year-long programme includes road safety schemes and creating another 400 plus parking spaces in neighbourhoods.

It involves road improvements and resurfacing, road markings and signage, footpath improvements, drainage works as well as work on highways structures such as bridges and retaining walls.

A £600,000 upgrade of Hollies Road and the surrounding area in Wellington is among the more major schemes happening.

Work there will include improvements to roads, paths, drains and the installation of traffic calming measures in response to issues raised by residents.

All of the projects are in response to feedback from residents, councillors and town and parish councils, or as part of the council’s rolling maintenance work.

In addition to the planned 2018/19 projects, the council says it is on course to complete its two-year programme to upgrade 20,000 street lights to new, more energy efficient LEDs. It will also carry out reactive works on issues such as potholes as they arise.

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