Liberal Democrat councillors representing Sunniside in Gateshead have won a long standing battle to have some streets resurfaced in the village.
Hollywell Lane had never been adopted by the Council and had been without a proper surface for decades. Meanwhile Longwood Close and Coanwood Way were both in need of resurfacing as their condition had become much worse in recent years.
Work to resurface the roads took place in October and November.
Councillor Marilynn Ord said, "We have been pressing for this work to be done for many years and we are pleased it has now been carried out."