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New road signs, repainted road markings and gully cleaning form part of plans to tidy up the borough.

Dudley Council is set to invest an extra £120,000 over the next three years in gully cleaning, which will fund the cleaning of an additional 7,500 highway gullies per year.

This investment follows from a one off funding commitment of £60,000 last year to clean a further 7,500 of the worst highway gullies that were most in need of attention.

With around 38,000 gullies across the borough the additional funding will ensure all gullies in the borough are cleaned on a minimum four to five year rotation period. It will improve the look of streets but more importantly have a positive impact on highway drainage and, ultimately, road safety. 

The council has also allocated funding for additional replacement signage on the borough’s highway network. Additionally, many roads in the borough will have their road markings repainted and refreshed. 

Councillor Karen Shakespeare, cabinet member for environmental, highways and street services said:

It’s really important that we maintain our roads and help to make driving as safe an experience as we are able to.
By keeping gullies clean we help with drainage, which not only benefits drivers during wet weather but also helps maintain the road surface for the future.
Replacing and repainting signage and road markings will also make navigating the borough easier and improve the look of our borough for both residents and visitors.

To report any issues with roads contact Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345 or through the council app.

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