Road safety schemes, footpath improvements and flood defences are all set to receive a cash boost from the Royal Borough.

Cabinet members have agreed to put aside nearly £1.9 million to resurface roads, £300,000 to improve footways, £275,000 for bridge assessments, £175,000 for flood prevention, £150,000 for local safety schemes, £60,000 for ditch and highways maintenance, £50,000 to reduce congestion and improve air quality by widening roads and £50,000 for road safety markings.

Footways to be improved include Kings Road, Windsor, Shirley Avenue, Datchet, Courthouse Road, Maidenhead and Kings Road, Sunninghill. Flood prevention improvements will be made to drains at Oaklands Drive/Oaklands Court, Ascot, Horton and Wraysbury.

Cllr Andrew Johnson, lead member for infrastructure, transport policy and housing said: “Maintaining, improving and upgrading our highways network and flood defences is one of our top priorities and this boost will ensure that key schemes that will make our roads safer and protect our borough from flooding can get underway.

“We have set aside nearly £2 million to resurface roads across the borough after residents told us in the recent residents’ survey that this was important to them.

“I hope that this announcement will show residents we are very serious about our commitment to improve our highways and flood defences.”

This announcement follows the launch of the Royal Borough’s flagship 24 hour pothole scheme which will see all potholes (over 40mm on roads and 25mm on footpaths) fixed within 24 working hours of being reported.