AN extra £2 million is to be spent upgrading roads across the Trafford before the end of March 2018.

The boost has been generated from a higher-than-anticipated take-up of Trafford Council’s green waste collection service, plus increased income from its shares in Manchester airport, which has enjoyed increased passenger numbers and higher than expected dividends.

The council has decided to spend more on roads and pavements, following feedback from residents and businesses.

The council currently maintains 518 miles of road, and its work programme includes repairs, reducing the occurrence of future defects and carrying out major improvements works to ensure they remain safe and reliable.

Council leader Cllr Sean Anstee said: “Investing in the infrastructure of our borough is vital to ensuring that Trafford continues to thrive and grow. We’ve listened to both our residents and our highways experts and fully appreciate how important it is to continue to invest in our roads to ensure one of our most important assets is maintained.

“We are delighted to be in a position where we can use additional funding from such successful initiatives to honour our commitment to ensuring our highways are in the best condition for the benefit of everyone and to ensure Trafford remains a place where people want to live and work.”

Over the coming months, the council will have more information to share on the whole of its Highways Investment Programme, which will include when and where improvements are taking place across the borough under its keeping you informed campaign.