Mayor of London Boris Johnson has committed £4.3million to improve roads and high streets in west London.

The Mayor has confirmed Transport for London's (TfL) investment, as part of a £147.3m funding package for eight west London boroughs.

Cherry Lane Primary School, in Sipson Road, West Drayton, will be one beneficiary, with £45,000 pledged for a new crossing and a 20mph speed limit.

Road maintenance costs up to £907,000 will be met, and £100,000 will go towards local transport services, while £681,000 has been reserved for major schemes, and £2,615,000 will be set aside for "corridors, neighbourhoods and supporting measures" - bus stops, cycling, pavements, school travel plans, speeding reductions amongst the programmes covered by this allocation.

A Hillingdon Council said that the money would be spent on improving road safety near schools, promoting cycling, making bus stops more accessible, and making the Grand Union Canal an asset. Some of this money will also go towards the multi-million pound Hayes Town Improvement Scheme.

The council is currently consulting on ways to make the town centre more vibrant, with road-layout changes central to the proposals.

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Funding totalling £147.8million will be available for the next three years, until 2017, to boost local economies.

Boroughs which boast the Grand Union Canal can also expect £500,000 for improvement works, to promote cycling and provide training opportunities.

Boris said: "This funding, together with the investment through my roads and cycling plans, means the improvements being delivered in partnership with London’s boroughs is simply unprecedented. Safer cycling routes and better open spaces not only make our city safer but they also boost local economies encouraging people to support their local high streets."

Each borough produces a Local Implementation Plan (LIP) to demonstrate how they plan to deliver the Mayor’s Transport Strategy locally.