REPAIR work is set to take place on three roads in Leigh in November.

Work will take place on St Marys Way, Common Lane and Broadwell Drive next month.

The council will also be carrying out maintenance on Taylor Road and Taylor Grove in Hindley Green.

In the new year, Twist Lane and Wigan Road in Leigh are due to face repair works.

Corner Lane and Smallbrook Lane in Hindley Green, North Road in Atherton and Heath Street in Golborne are scheduled to be repaired at the start of 2020 too.

A stretch of the East Lancashire Road in Golborne on the Liverpool bound carriageway will be maintained at this time too along with Hall Lane in Hindley.

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Common Lane in Leigh. Picture: Google Maps

Figures published by the Department for Transport shows three per cent of A roads and two per cent of B and C roads in Wigan borough are in need of repair.

Earlier this year, Wigan Council leader, Cllr David Molyneux, announced an extra £3.3m would be invested into repairing the roads, topping up the £5.1m received in government capital funding.

The council’s cabinet member for environment, Cllr Carl Sweeney said: “More than £8m is due to be spent over the next two years re-surfacing and fixing the borough’s roads.

“Our targeted investment programme is essential and will ensure teams continue to manage the condition of our roads and enable the council to deliver an effective and sustainable network to our residents."

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Broadwell Drive in Leigh. Picture: Google Maps

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The borough is joint second across Greater Manchester for the percentage of classified A roads needing repairs and joint top when it comes to B/C classified roads

After listening to residents, the local authority says it recognises the importance of ensuring the borough’s roads are fit for the future.

The council's highway teams maintains around 1,160km of roads and spends around £1m on fixing around 13,000 highway minor defects, including potholes, each year.

It also manages 2,000km of footway, 58,000 drainage gullies and 36,500 streetlights.

Cllr Sweeney added: “The recently published data shows the strong position that Wigan borough is in among Greater Manchester and the north west when it comes to the state of our roads.

“For classified roads, made up of A, B and C classification roads, the borough is top performing within Greater Manchester for the low percentage of roads that have been assessed as being in need of maintenance soon.

“Despite feeling the effects of the pro-longed wet and cold wintery weather conditions in early 2018, the results highlight the excellent job that the council’s highway teams are doing across the 1,160km of roads they are expected to maintain.”

For more information on the planned programme of work, click here.