Highways Capital Budget – Wednesfield North!

Wednesfield North is to benefit modestly from proposals that will be debated at Wolverhampton City Cabinet Meeting on Wednesday 25th April 2016.

The City Council Cabinet is due to meet to process the new Capital Budget for Highways – the money target appears to be around £12.1 million in total to be spent for 2018-19 across the City of Wolverhampton.

Kitchen Lane – The news for Wednesfield North is that Kitchen Lane appears in the programme. There is a target estimate in the region of £70,000 earmarked for a 20 mph traffic calming scheme for the Lane. This will undoubtedly  be welcomed for all those residents that have campaigned to cut speeds on this Lane.

Also within the estimates is £280,000 in the Unclassified Roads and Carriageway budget for maintenance, again for Kitchen Lane.

Spondon Road on the Linthouse estate will likely also feature in the works for 2018-19, as there is £30,000 estimate earmarked for work on this Unclassified Roads footway.

Appearing in the future years programme under the –

Local Road Safety Programme is the Amos Lane Pedestrian Crossing project that will have an effect on residents and parents of Wednesfield North and Wednesfield South & Heath Town Wards. For me this is an important project for parents and children attending schools in the Heath Town Wards.Your Wednesfield North Labour team will be pressing on this issue, as we have been through the course of this year.

Safer Routes to Schools – There is plans for a project on Griffiths Drive & Peacock Ave, there is a £20,000 estimate set against this project.

If the Cabinet agrees the proposals they will be passed ready for 2018-19 period, and a later funding programme.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more