ROADS across Huddersfield are to get a multi-million-pound makeover.
Kirklees Council has confirmed five-year plans to gladden the hearts of motorists.
A drive to slash the £40m-plus backlog in repairs needed to minor roads across Kirklees has been put together.
It will mean a massive repair programme to tackle hundreds of potholes.
It comes as a result of a range of proposals by the political groups across the council which form part of the council’s budget.
The huge investment in road repairs and maintenance combines Government-approved funding programmes for main A, B and C roads and council-decided cash from its own budgets for other roads.
The Kirklees area has long been criticised for the state of its roads.
Clr David Hall, Kirklees Cabinet’s member responsible for roads maintenance, said: “During budget discussions there were a number of ideas put forward for investment from the various political groups.
“In essence, what it will mean is that for minor roads, which now have a backlog of repairs totalling £41.7m, is that the proposed five-year programme will reduce that to about £16m.
“There will be a chunk of funding targeted at specific areas with the highest backlog of work.
“Other cash will be aimed at tackling the worst roads and then money will be devolved to councillors at a local level to prioritise.
“The main A, B and C roads are funded from the major local transport plan.
“The £41.7m backlog we are tackling under this plan centres on minor roads, many of which will not have had investment in them for many, many years.”