£1.1m investment for Manchester’s gullies

Following a review of the city’s gullies network earlier this year, Manchester City Council is to invest an extra £1.1 million to boost the cleaning of the 116,000 roadside gullies.

Part of the council’s five-year £100 million roads revival project, the funding brings the overall investment in gully cleaning to £4 million for the next two years and will see every gully in the city inspected and cleaned to prevent blocking, and consequential flooding.

Angeliki Stogia, executive member for the environment, said: “We know that high quality roads are one of the top priorities for Manchester residents, which is why we are seeking to improve every aspect of our highways maintenance service through our £100 million investment over the next five years."

“This new programme of work will greatly enhance the condition of our gully network and is an important part of our overall plan to deliver better roads for Manchester. Flooded roads and pavements can be a real nuisance for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists alike and this extra funding will help us tackle the issue."

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