News story: Pothole fund boosted to repair roads after winter damage

first_imgLocal roads badly affected by recent winter weather will benefit from a further £100 million to help repair any potholes and other storm damage, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced today (26 March 2018).This money will help repair almost 2 million potholes as well as help protect the roads from any future severe weather.This is on top of the £75 million in government funding already given to councils from the Pothole Action Fund this year, as well as the additional £46 million boost for highways authorities announced just before Christmas. Around 7 million potholes will be filled due to this money, announced in the 2016 Budget.Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: North West Wigan 369,956 Already, £2.5 million has been allocated to Devon County Council to quickly repair the A379 which was badly damaged by Storm Emma.The government is also investing more than £900,000 in innovations using connected vehicles to help councils more efficiently manage and plan maintenance works. These trials will ultimately help provide councils with data to enable them to repair potholes before they occur as well as maintain their other assets more effectively as part of their asset management plans. This will help prevent further potholes and other road defects occurring over time.Pothole spendingBlackpool Council has been given £100,000 to lead on a digital inspector scheme with 8 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 will also get £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.Westminster City Council will trial the use of cameras to provide real-time updates so people can locate parking spaces easier.The department is also providing £30,000 to the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) to work on technological and innovative improvements to future-proof the local road network.This fund is on top of the record £6 billion the government is providing local authorities between 2015 and 2021 to maintain and improve their roads.Pothole/flood resilience funding West Midlands Solihull 278,680 East of England Peterborough UA 334,006 Yorkshire and The Humber Bradford 595,461 West Midlands Telford and Wrekin UA 347,983 North East Gateshead 279,456 East Midlands Derbyshire 2,035,992 West Midlands West Midlands ITA 1,702,946 Yorkshire and The Humber York UA 256,632 South West Gloucestershire 1,998,120 Switchboard 0300 330 3000 North West Stockport 297,212 North East South Tyneside 183,836 East Midlands Nottinghamshire 1,635,629 South West Bournemouth UA 157,232 East of England Essex 2,602,886 South East Milton Keynes UA 389,883 North East North East CA 4,533,373 West Midlands Wolverhampton 241,180 South West South Gloucestershire UA 504,258 East Midlands Nottingham UA 242,057 West Midlands Birmingham 0 South West Poole UA 173,296 West Midlands Shropshire UA 1,858,807 North West Oldham 269,365 North West Manchester 438,956 North West Cumbria 2,859,217 North West Knowsley 215,689 North East County Durham UA 1,296,639 East of England Suffolk 2,454,918 People rely on good roads to get to work and to see friends or family. 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. Yorkshire and The Humber North Yorkshire 3,285,049 Yorkshire and The Humber Kirklees 629,186 South East Windsor and Maidenhead UA 240,894 East of England Central Bedfordshire UA 495,565 East Midlands Northamptonshire 1,630,762 West Midlands Walsall 261,690 North West Rochdale 247,494 East Midlands Leicestershire 1,560,176 North East Sunderland 361,570 North East Newcastle upon Tyne 296,781 North West Lancashire 2,393,218 East Midlands Lincolnshire 3,457,324 South East Hampshire 2,956,522 Yorkshire and The Humber Kingston upon Hull, City of UA 205,595 South West Cornwall UA 2,572,746 North East Hartlepool UA 136,775 West Midlands Dudley 331,366 East of England Thurrock UA 213,231 South East Medway UA 280,565 Roads media enquiries South East Slough UA 91,408 North West Halton UA 212,684 North West Liverpool 481,702 South East Surrey 1,878,063 North West Salford 268,154 Yorkshire and The Humber Leeds 989,926 South East East Sussex 1,177,912 East Midlands Derby UA 230,810 *Devon will also receive £2.5 million for the A379 road repairs as announced by the Prime Minister on 7 March 2018. North West Warrington UA 325,886 North East Middlesbrough UA 147,147 South West Swindon UA 270,224 Yorkshire and The Humber Wakefield 507,378 North West St. Helens 259,687 West Midlands Staffordshire 2,203,545 Yorkshire and The Humber North East Lincolnshire UA 223,298 West Midlands Herefordshire, County of UA 1,252,647 North East Darlington UA 185,229 West Midlands Stoke-on-Trent UA 271,391 South East Buckinghamshire 1,187,081 North East Redcar and Cleveland UA 246,208 South East Reading UA 134,681 South West Torbay UA 163,108 North West Bolton 318,470 Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 West Midlands Sandwell 313,551 Yorkshire and The Humber Sheffield 0 East of England Luton UA 130,996 East of England Bedford UA 305,589 East Midlands Rutland UA 213,766 East Midlands Leicester UA 260,236 East of England Hertfordshire 1,801,196 Yorkshire and The Humber Sheffield City Region CA 1,364,732 South East Kent 3,058,239 East of England Southend-on-Sea UA 142,545 North West Wirral 378,923 South East Oxfordshire 1,831,494 South East Portsmouth UA 154,934 North West Blackpool UA 146,983 South West Dorset 1,490,177 Yorkshire and The Humber East Riding of Yorkshire UA 1,251,395 South West Plymouth UA 228,539 North East North Tyneside 265,372 South East Isle of Wight UA 0 North West Blackburn with Darwen UA 178,365 North East Northumberland UA 1,849,720 North West Bury 200,241 Yorkshire and The Humber Doncaster 541,934 West Midlands Coventry 276,480 South East Southampton UA 190,285 South East West Berkshire UA 467,317 North West Tameside 228,036 South East Wokingham UA 282,055 Area Name Pothole/flood resilience funding £97.5 millon allocation (£) North West Greater Manchester CA 2,882,002 East of England Norfolk 3,448,743 Yorkshire and The Humber Barnsley 412,485 North West Trafford 244,119 Yorkshire and The Humber North Lincolnshire UA 529,807 South East West Sussex 1,594,870 South West Bath and North East Somerset UA 379,059 Yorkshire and The Humber West Yorkshire CA 3,107,703 West Midlands Worcestershire 1,627,557 North West Cheshire West and Chester UA 892,090 South West Devon* 4,446,606 South East Bracknell Forest UA 174,074 West Midlands Warwickshire 1,415,650 North West Liverpool City Region CA 1,860,126 South East Brighton and Hove UA 188,705 North East Stockton-on-Tees UA 270,003 South West Wiltshire UA 1,811,343 South West North Somerset UA 383,954 Yorkshire and The Humber Rotherham 410,314 South West Bristol, City of UA 357,387 South West Somerset 2,437,335 North West Cheshire East UA 1,081,305 Yorkshire and The Humber Calderdale 385,751 North West Sefton 311,440 Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 East of England Cambridgeshire 1,608,546last_img

first_imgLocal roads badly affected by recent winter weather will benefit from a further £100 million to help repair any potholes and other storm damage, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced today (26 March 2018).This money will help repair almost 2 million potholes as well as help protect the roads from any future severe weather.This is on top of the £75 million in government funding already given to councils from the Pothole Action Fund this year, as well as the additional £46 million boost for highways authorities announced just before Christmas. Around 7 million potholes will be filled due to this money, announced in the 2016 Budget.Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: North West Wigan 369,956 Already, £2.5 million has been allocated to Devon County Council to quickly repair the A379 which was badly damaged by Storm Emma.The government is also investing more than £900,000 in innovations using connected vehicles to help councils more efficiently manage and plan maintenance works. These trials will ultimately help provide councils with data to enable them to repair potholes before they occur as well as maintain their other assets more effectively as part of their asset management plans. This will help prevent further potholes and other road defects occurring over time.Pothole spendingBlackpool Council has been given £100,000 to lead on a digital inspector scheme with 8 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 will also get £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.Westminster City Council will trial the use of cameras to provide real-time updates so people can locate parking spaces easier.The department is also providing £30,000 to the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) to work on technological and innovative improvements to future-proof the local road network.This fund is on top of the record £6 billion the government is providing local authorities between 2015 and 2021 to maintain and improve their roads.Pothole/flood resilience funding West Midlands Solihull 278,680 East of England Peterborough UA 334,006 Yorkshire and The Humber Bradford 595,461 West Midlands Telford and Wrekin UA 347,983 North East Gateshead 279,456 East Midlands Derbyshire 2,035,992 West Midlands West Midlands ITA 1,702,946 Yorkshire and The Humber York UA 256,632 South West Gloucestershire 1,998,120 Switchboard 0300 330 3000 North West Stockport 297,212 North East South Tyneside 183,836 East Midlands Nottinghamshire 1,635,629 South West Bournemouth UA 157,232 East of England Essex 2,602,886 South East Milton Keynes UA 389,883 North East North East CA 4,533,373 West Midlands Wolverhampton 241,180 South West South Gloucestershire UA 504,258 East Midlands Nottingham UA 242,057 West Midlands Birmingham 0 South West Poole UA 173,296 West Midlands Shropshire UA 1,858,807 North West Oldham 269,365 North West Manchester 438,956 North West Cumbria 2,859,217 North West Knowsley 215,689 North East County Durham UA 1,296,639 East of England Suffolk 2,454,918 People rely on good roads to get to work and to see friends or family. 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. Yorkshire and The Humber North Yorkshire 3,285,049 Yorkshire and The Humber Kirklees 629,186 South East Windsor and Maidenhead UA 240,894 East of England Central Bedfordshire UA 495,565 East Midlands Northamptonshire 1,630,762 West Midlands Walsall 261,690 North West Rochdale 247,494 East Midlands Leicestershire 1,560,176 North East Sunderland 361,570 North East Newcastle upon Tyne 296,781 North West Lancashire 2,393,218 East Midlands Lincolnshire 3,457,324 South East Hampshire 2,956,522 Yorkshire and The Humber Kingston upon Hull, City of UA 205,595 South West Cornwall UA 2,572,746 North East Hartlepool UA 136,775 West Midlands Dudley 331,366 East of England Thurrock UA 213,231 South East Medway UA 280,565 Roads media enquiries South East Slough UA 91,408 North West Halton UA 212,684 North West Liverpool 481,702 South East Surrey 1,878,063 North West Salford 268,154 Yorkshire and The Humber Leeds 989,926 South East East Sussex 1,177,912 East Midlands Derby UA 230,810 *Devon will also receive £2.5 million for the A379 road repairs as announced by the Prime Minister on 7 March 2018. North West Warrington UA 325,886 North East Middlesbrough UA 147,147 South West Swindon UA 270,224 Yorkshire and The Humber Wakefield 507,378 North West St. Helens 259,687 West Midlands Staffordshire 2,203,545 Yorkshire and The Humber North East Lincolnshire UA 223,298 West Midlands Herefordshire, County of UA 1,252,647 North East Darlington UA 185,229 West Midlands Stoke-on-Trent UA 271,391 South East Buckinghamshire 1,187,081 North East Redcar and Cleveland UA 246,208 South East Reading UA 134,681 South West Torbay UA 163,108 North West Bolton 318,470 Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 West Midlands Sandwell 313,551 Yorkshire and The Humber Sheffield 0 East of England Luton UA 130,996 East of England Bedford UA 305,589 East Midlands Rutland UA 213,766 East Midlands Leicester UA 260,236 East of England Hertfordshire 1,801,196 Yorkshire and The Humber Sheffield City Region CA 1,364,732 South East Kent 3,058,239 East of England Southend-on-Sea UA 142,545 North West Wirral 378,923 South East Oxfordshire 1,831,494 South East Portsmouth UA 154,934 North West Blackpool UA 146,983 South West Dorset 1,490,177 Yorkshire and The Humber East Riding of Yorkshire UA 1,251,395 South West Plymouth UA 228,539 North East North Tyneside 265,372 South East Isle of Wight UA 0 North West Blackburn with Darwen UA 178,365 North East Northumberland UA 1,849,720 North West Bury 200,241 Yorkshire and The Humber Doncaster 541,934 West Midlands Coventry 276,480 South East Southampton UA 190,285 South East West Berkshire UA 467,317 North West Tameside 228,036 South East Wokingham UA 282,055 Area Name Pothole/flood resilience funding £97.5 millon allocation (£) North West Greater Manchester CA 2,882,002 East of England Norfolk 3,448,743 Yorkshire and The Humber Barnsley 412,485 North West Trafford 244,119 Yorkshire and The Humber North Lincolnshire UA 529,807 South East West Sussex 1,594,870 South West Bath and North East Somerset UA 379,059 Yorkshire and The Humber West Yorkshire CA 3,107,703 West Midlands Worcestershire 1,627,557 North West Cheshire West and Chester UA 892,090 South West Devon* 4,446,606 South East Bracknell Forest UA 174,074 West Midlands Warwickshire 1,415,650 North West Liverpool City Region CA 1,860,126 South East Brighton and Hove UA 188,705 North East Stockton-on-Tees UA 270,003 South West Wiltshire UA 1,811,343 South West North Somerset UA 383,954 Yorkshire and The Humber Rotherham 410,314 South West Bristol, City of UA 357,387 South West Somerset 2,437,335 North West Cheshire East UA 1,081,305 Yorkshire and The Humber Calderdale 385,751 North West Sefton 311,440 Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 East of England Cambridgeshire 1,608,546last_img

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