Southwark Council is to invest £41 million in road and pavement improvements over the next decade.
Part of the council’s ten year capital investment programme, the funding will be used for 190 kilometres of roads and footpaths across the borough, which includes the resurfacing of roads, bus routes and footpaths.
The authority has also announced plans to invest £2 million in cycling infrastructure, with a particular focus on improvements to the south of the borough.
Councillor Barrie Hargrove, cabinet member for transport, environment and recycling, said: "The £41 million investment in highway maintenance shows the council’s commitment to embark upon a preventative, long-term approach to highway maintenance over the next ten years.
"We’ve also recognised that cycling infrastructure needs to be a part of any highways programme, so we can look forward to an improved cycling network to coincide with our work on Quietways and the Connect 2 route."
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