A BUSY Leigh road is one of two of the first roads in the borough that have been resurfaced as part of a £4.4m scheme.

Holden Road has been given a new coating along with Bolton Road in Ashton-in-Makerfield as part of a project that will see Wigan Council carry out work on 75 roads.

Work was completed over two Sundays in April to minimise disruption and saw teams resurface more than 6,000sq/m of carriageway.

The highways team are planning for all of the carriageway schemes to be completed before the winter period, to reduce the number of potholes.

Cllr Carl Sweeney, cabinet member for environment at Wigan Council, said: “We know how important the roads are to residents and we are determined to keep up good standards with our long-term maintenance and investment plan.

“Improving our roads is a priority for the council and this is why we have committed the millions of pounds needed to ensure motorists and cyclists can enjoy rides that are as smooth as possible.

“We continue to repair potholes that develop because of the wet and cold weather or normal wear and tear and it’s great to see the transformation to two of our major roads.”

Wigan Council is spending £8.4m in two years to repair and prevent potholes and a further £3.3m will be invested for road repairs.

In addition, the council will continue to maintain its 1,160km of highway network.

Typically, the council spends around £1m in carrying out 10,500 minor repairs to the boroughs carriageways and footways each year.

To report a highway defect, such as a pothole, click here or go to the council's Report It app.

The full list of repair schemes and the progress on delivery can accessed by clicking here.