A LIST of roads and footpaths set to be repaired in the borough in the next year has been published.

Wigan Council has announced £3.6 million will be spent in its 2018-19 highways maintenance programme on 93 roads and 48 footpaths.

Some of the main roads due to be fixed include the East Lancashire Road between Leigh and Astley and an area of Hamilton Street in Atherton.

Areas of Market Street in Hindley and Leigh Road/Smiths Lane in Hindley Green will also be repaired.

The local authority is fixing an average of 100 potholes every week too.

Cllr Carl Sweeney, cabinet member for environment at the council, said: “We know how important the roads are to residents and we have a long-term plan to repair and maintain them.

“We are continuing to fix hundreds of potholes each month as we repair the roads after the harsh winter.

“Our highways network is the backbone of our economy and we are determined to keep in it a good condition for residents and businesses.”

The council has a highways network of 1,160km which as a total value of £1.6 billion.

It manages 2,000km of footway, 58,000 drainage gullies and 36,000 streetlights.

The indicative highways programme has also been published for 2019-2021 with other roads set to be repaired once funding is allocated.

For more information on maintenance due to take place visit wigancouncil.co.uk or on its Twitter account @WiganHighways.

To view the list the roads and paths that will be repaired visit bit.ly/1TXnjJi.