£1.2m invested in road repairs
SPENDING of £1.2 million to repair potholes and damaged pavements used by thousands of students and commuters has been approved.
Cabinet members on Stoke-on-Trent City Council last night agreed the project to restore road surfaces and pavements on 16 streets in Shelton.
The move will support Staffordshire University's £12 million investment in redeveloping its Shelton campus, as well as the council's £4 million plan to overhaul the area outside Stoke station and create an express link to Hanley.
Residents and businesses will also be consulted on whether some speed bumps are still suitable.
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Some of the minor works were carried out in advance of the Olympic torch relay's arrival in the city to ensure it was not disrupted.
Councillor Ruth Rosenau, cabinet member for regeneration, planning and transport, said: "The area was chosen for a number of reasons, including the Olympic torch relay and Staffordshire University's £12 million investment due to be completed next year."