Cyclists, pedestrians and drivers are set to benefit from better roads and pavements throughout Wandsworth with councillors poised to approve plans to invest £3m in footpath and carriageway upgrades in the coming months.

Last year £3m was spent laying new pavements and resurfacing residential roads and on Thursday evening councillors will be asked to approve a further £3m investment in the coming financial year.

This means that in the run up to April 2021, at least two dozen roads around the borough will be resurfaced. In total £2m will be spent giving 26 residential roads an upgrade.

Included in the proposed programme of carriageway resurfacing works are the following:

Tooting, Balham and Earlsfield – Crowborough Road; Kettering Street; Gilbey Road; Undine Street; Gassiot Road; Eswyn Road; Badminton Road; Rinaldo Road; Hoyle Road; Dagnan Road; Weybourne Street, Birchlands Avenue and Avarn Road

Putney, Roehampton, Wandsworth and Southfields – Sefton Street, Nantes Close; Strathblaine Road; Granard Avenue; Longwood Drive and Cambalt Road.

Battersea – Plough Trerrace; Sisters Avenue; Dickens Street; Wayford Street; Randall Closee; Meath Street and Keildon Road;

Transport spokesman Cllr Paul Ellis said: “We know that our residents take great pride in the borough which is why we put a lot of effort into keeping roads and pavements in good order.

“Dealing with worn out road surfaces, repairing potholes and renewing pavements makes travel in all its forms safer for residents across the board whether they are walking, riding or driving.

“It is through the council’s prudent management of its finances that we are able to find this money and keep our borough’s streets and pavements looking good.”