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Havering highways project sees 35 miles of roads repaired

Councillor Osman Dervish, cabinet member of environment, Malcolm Hubbard, senior highways engineer, Will Blostone, director of Marlborough Highways and highway crews

More than 35 miles of roads and 25 miles of pavements have been repaired as part of a highways investment programme in Havering.

In 2019, the local council committed to investing £40 million over four years on improving the borough’s streets. 

The scheme has resulted in 359 potholes being filled and 970 other defects, such as broken pavement slabs, being repaired between January and April 2021. 

It has been carried out in partnership with Marlborough Highways who have responded to more than 2,000 calls about road and pavement issues throughout the project. 

Councillor Osman Dervish, cabinet member for environment, said: “Residents told us they were concerned about the quality of roads and pavements.

“We listened and the investment has seen a huge improvement across the borough.

“There is still work to do but the programme is continuing to provide residents with better roads and pavements.

Marlborough Highways has also employed local people and bought materials needed for resurfacing from local businesses. 

Roger Cricks, contract director for Marlborough Highways, said: “We’re delighted with the improvements made within Havering so far.

“We’ve dedicated a lot of resources to ensure we can meet the ongoing demands of Havering Council for the benefit of residents.”

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