Róka Street was the first street to be tackled by the contractor as part of the 144-street programme. 

Viktor Papp, head of the Fidesz-KDNP faction of the municipality, and Szabolcs Komolay, member of the municipality, held a press conference on the 20th of June, 2023.

This year, the city will provide the maintenance of the roads without solid pavement with about HUF 150 million from the Outskirts Development Programme. The amount available will be used to repair 144 roads, either partially or in longer, continuous sections. 

Viktor Pap said that the aim was to ensure safer and better transport. “At 65 locations, grading will be carried out, and 76 locations will be resurfaced, straightening dirt roads and repairing previously stabilised potholed sections. In three places – Szárazmalom, Vaskohó and Vashámor streets – road stabilisation will be carried out, which means that the road base will be covered with gravel and crushed stone after excavation”, he added. 

The programme’s first site was Róka Street, which was affected by the overlay. 

Municipal councillor Szabolcs Komolay pointed out that this part of the town was once a cooperative area with an open ditch drainage system. “As the area was built up, these ditches were filled in, so most of the streets have no drainage. If water stops on them, they become potholed in a short time, hence the need to repair them from time to time. A total of 19 streets in these areas will be affected by maintenance, at the cost of about HUF 18.5 million,” he explained. 

Depending on the weather, the road repair works in the city are expected to last until the end of summer or early autumn.

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Author: Debrecen4U