Local councils throughout Britain are putting together plans to maintain and clean their roads and highways.
In the context of the cuts that councils have suffered over the last few years, putting these plans together is no mean feat, because of financial pressures that exist.
But in order to ensure productivity is at its best for each region, streets must be maintained and cleaned.
To this end, councils are making plans to look after their highways; in Liverpool, the council has taken back the control of its cleaning services to deliver further savings.
But this highlights the importance of street cleaning equipment such as sweepers, while also shining a light on other equipment that keeps neighbourhoods at their best, such as anti-graffiti products, and lighting repairs.
As a result, the council will take charge of everything from highways maintenance and condition surveys, to street lighting, street works, and winter maintenance.
Elsewhere, Birmingham City Council has outlined its roadworks and maintenance programme.
The council will be delivering a number of maintenance schemes around the city, with street lighting upgrades, road resurfacing and footway surfacing all pinpointed as priorities for the various districts in Birmingham.
It was also confirmed that highways maintenance, structural works and signal upgrades are all on the agenda for the streets of the country’s second city.
Sheffield City Council has released details of its improvement strategy to maintain and clean its streets in the coming years.
The project is called Streets Ahead and is a city-wide maintenance programme that will upgrade roads, pavements, street lights and other items on the streets.
Worth £2 billion, the project has already replaced more than 50,000 street lights, resurfaced over 600 miles of road and double the amount of miles of pavement.
There is much more to come too, with street cleaning included, upgrade work, street light maintenance and other work on roads and pavements.