Grayling digs out £100m for emergency pothole repairs

Grayling

March 26, 2018 -Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is releasing £100m to English local authorities specifically to help repair potholes caused by recent winter weather.

The £100m is on top of the £75m in government funding already given to councils from the Pothole Action Fund this year, as well as the additional £46m boost for highways authorities announced just before Christmas.

The Department for Transport expects seven million potholes to be patched with this money.

The money is for English councils only, because road maintenance in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland is devolved to their own governments and not run from Westminster.

Mr Grayling said: “We have seen an unusually prolonged spell of freezing weather which has caused damage to our local roads.  We are giving councils even more funding to help repair their roads so all road users can enjoy their journeys without having to dodge potholes.”

The £100m total includes £2.5m that has already been allocated to Devon County Council for emergency repairs on the A379, which was badly damaged by Storm Emma.

The government is also investing more than £900,000 in trials using connected vehicles to help councils develop preventative and predictive maintenance strategies.

Blackpool Council has been given £100,000 to lead on a digital inspector scheme with eight councils. This will see high definition cameras mounted on vehicles to collect data on road and path conditions, which is then analysed by computers to highlight where roads are deteriorating.

The City of York is getting £72,000 to use a similar system to build on its pothole spotter trial.

Transport for the West Midlands, West Sussex County Council, Buckinghamshire County Council, Croydon Council and Southampton City Council have also been awarded funding for road condition monitoring innovations.

Swindon Borough Council will trial the use of smartphone sensors to collate road conditions and Essex County Council will work with Daimler to use information collected by its cars. Derby City Council and Oxfordshire County Council will use connected vehicles to collect data on the condition of road signs.

The DfT has also given a £30,000 grant to the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) to work on technological and innovative improvements to make the local road network ‘future-proof’.

This fund is on top of the £6bn the government has allocated to English local highway authorities between 2015 and 2021 to maintain and improve their roads.

 

Pothole/flood resilience funding

Region

Local authority

Pothole/flood resilience funding

North East North East CA

4,533,373

North West Greater Manchester CA

2,882,002

North West Liverpool City Region CA

1,860,126

Yorkshire and The Humber Sheffield City Region CA

1,364,732

Yorkshire and The Humber West Yorkshire CA

3,107,703

West Midlands West Midlands ITA

1,702,946

North East County Durham UA

1,296,639

North East Darlington UA

185,229

North East Hartlepool UA

136,775

North East Middlesbrough UA

147,147

North East Northumberland UA

1,849,720

North East Redcar and Cleveland UA

246,208

North East Stockton-on-Tees UA

270,003

North East Gateshead

279,456

North East Newcastle upon Tyne

296,781

North East North Tyneside

265,372

North East South Tyneside

183,836

North East Sunderland

361,570

North West Blackburn with Darwen UA

178,365

North West Blackpool UA

146,983

North West Cheshire East UA

1,081,305

North West Cheshire West and Chester UA

892,090

North West Halton UA

212,684

North West Warrington UA

325,886

North West Cumbria

2,859,217

North West Bolton

318,470

North West Bury

200,241

North West Manchester

438,956

North West Oldham

269,365

North West Rochdale

247,494

North West Salford

268,154

North West Stockport

297,212

North West Tameside

228,036

North West Trafford

244,119

North West Wigan

369,956

North West Lancashire

2,393,218

North West Knowsley

215,689

North West Liverpool

481,702

North West Sefton

311,440

North West St. Helens

259,687

North West Wirral

378,923

Yorkshire and The Humber East Riding of Yorkshire UA

1,251,395

Yorkshire and The Humber Kingston upon Hull, City of UA

205,595

Yorkshire and The Humber North East Lincolnshire UA

223,298

Yorkshire and The Humber North Lincolnshire UA

529,807

Yorkshire and The Humber York UA

256,632

Yorkshire and The Humber North Yorkshire

3,285,049

Yorkshire and The Humber Barnsley

412,485

Yorkshire and The Humber Doncaster

541,934

Yorkshire and The Humber Rotherham

410,314

Yorkshire and The Humber Sheffield

0

Yorkshire and The Humber Bradford

595,461

Yorkshire and The Humber Calderdale

385,751

Yorkshire and The Humber Kirklees

629,186

Yorkshire and The Humber Leeds

989,926

Yorkshire and The Humber Wakefield

507,378

East Midlands Derby UA

230,810

East Midlands Leicester UA

260,236

East Midlands Nottingham UA

242,057

East Midlands Rutland UA

213,766

East Midlands Derbyshire

2,035,992

East Midlands Leicestershire

1,560,176

East Midlands Lincolnshire

3,457,324

East Midlands Northamptonshire

1,630,762

East Midlands Nottinghamshire

1,635,629

West Midlands Herefordshire, County of UA

1,252,647

West Midlands Shropshire UA

1,858,807

West Midlands Stoke-on-Trent UA

271,391

West Midlands Telford and Wrekin UA

347,983

West Midlands Staffordshire

2,203,545

West Midlands Warwickshire

1,415,650

West Midlands Birmingham

0

West Midlands Coventry

276,480

West Midlands Dudley

331,366

West Midlands Sandwell

313,551

West Midlands Solihull

278,680

West Midlands Walsall

261,690

West Midlands Wolverhampton

241,180

West Midlands Worcestershire

1,627,557

East of England Bedford UA

305,589

East of England Central Bedfordshire UA

495,565

East of England Luton UA

130,996

East of England Peterborough UA

334,006

East of England Southend-on-Sea UA

142,545

East of England Thurrock UA

213,231

East of England Cambridgeshire

1,608,546

East of England Essex

2,602,886

East of England Hertfordshire

1,801,196

East of England Norfolk

3,448,743

East of England Suffolk

2,454,918

South East Bracknell Forest UA

174,074

South East Brighton and Hove UA

188,705

South East Isle of Wight UA

0

South East Medway UA

280,565

South East Milton Keynes UA

389,883

South East Portsmouth UA

154,934

South East Reading UA

134,681

South East Slough UA

91,408

South East Southampton UA

190,285

South East West Berkshire UA

467,317

South East Windsor and Maidenhead UA

240,894

South East Wokingham UA

282,055

South East Buckinghamshire

1,187,081

South East East Sussex

1,177,912

South East Hampshire

2,956,522

South East Kent

3,058,239

South East Oxfordshire

1,831,494

South East Surrey

1,878,063

South East West Sussex

1,594,870

South West Bath and North East Somerset UA

379,059

South West Bournemouth UA

157,232

South West Bristol, City of UA

357,387

South West Cornwall UA

2,572,746

South West North Somerset UA

383,954

South West Plymouth UA

228,539

South West Poole UA

173,296

South West South Gloucestershire UA

504,258

South West Swindon UA

270,224

South West Torbay UA

163,108

South West Wiltshire UA

1,811,343

South West Devon

6,946,606

South West Dorset

1,490,177

South West Gloucestershire

1,998,120

South West Somerset

2,437,335

Source:- https://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/grayling-digs-out-100m-for-emergency-pothole-repairs

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