Plans to resurface three roads in Elton as part of a multi-million-pound investment scheme have been welcomed.

Elson Street, David Street and Walmsley Street will be fully resurfaced in the 2024/25 financial year as part of the council's £30m highway investment programme.

The streets are among 30 other roads across the borough to receive a share of the funding for resurfacing in the next year, while a further 75 will receive “preventative treatment.”

Labour Cllr Martin Hayes says the announcement came after he lobbied the council to include these roads in the list for repair.

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He said: “I am delighted that these three local roads will be resurfaced in the coming year.

"I have repeatedly reported the poor condition of these roads to Bury Council and it is great news that they will now be repaired.

“Bury Council is massively underfunded – to the tune of millions of pounds a year – by central government when it comes to road maintenance, and we know the impact that this has had on our roads over the years.

“That’s why under Labour the council is borrowing £30m to make up the shortfall, and I’m glad to see that Elton is getting a share of this vital investment.”

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Alongside the investment in fully resurfacing Elton’s roads, the council will also be undertaking preventative maintenance to prolong the life of certain roads.

Cllr Hayes has confirmed that he is speaking to the council about securing as much of this funding into Elton as he can.

The resurfacing works involves removing the old material and relaying a new surface, while the "preventative treatment" is carried out by overlaying roads with surface dressing or micro asphalt to seal the surfaces, prolonging the roads' lives.

In November,  Transport Secretary Mark Harper set out the allocations of an £8.3bn long-term plan, enough to resurface more than 5,000 miles of road across the country over the following 11 years.

Across England, it was announced local highway authorities would receive £150m this financial year, followed by a further £150m for 2024/2025, with the rest of the funding allocated through to 2034.

The money comes from redirected HS2 project funding.