Hounslow Highways project speeding along
by James Renoux-Wood Fri 2 August 2013, 4:03 pm
Hounslow Highways, which began a 25 year contract in January to upgrade and maintain the borough's highway infrastructure, has given details of its achievements so far.
Across the borough in the past six months, 21 miles of roads have been renovated across 82 streets, with 22 miles of new footpaths installed in 96 streets and 10 per cent of the borough’s street lighting replaced with new columns and low-carbon energy efficient LED lighting.
This is part of an initial five-year investment programme that will see £100 million spent on renewing more than 70 per cent of the borough’s roads and footpaths.
In addition, £250,000 is to be invested each year in environmental elements of the scheme to benefit the community. Efforts are being made to keep streets clean through graffiti removal, environmental monitoring and reducing fly-tipping, littering and anti-social behavior.
In other news, the new Hounslow Highways depot and office were last month officially opened by mayor of Hounslow Sachin Gupta – bringing together the company’s office-based and operations staff for the first time.
Hounslow Highways service director Rob Gillespie, said: “It was always our aim to offer a long-term legacy and hand something back at the end of the 25-year project to the London Borough of Hounslow.
"I am extremely pleased that all Hounslow Highways staff members are now together in one base. At the end of the day, a service is about people and teams who are motivated by their surroundings and that this has a positive effect on the overall business and service we provide."