In April 2016 the Department for Transport announced a Pothole Action Fund which provided additional funding to help local authorities to reduce pot holes on their road networks.
Under the conditions of this funding we are required to report on the following.
How much money has been spent?
We have spent all of our £176,000 allocation.
How many potholes have been permanently repaired or what length of resurfacing has taken place?
- 777 potholes have been permanently repaired; and
- 1.1km of resurfacing has taken place to stop potholes from forming
What was originally budgeted for road maintenance in 2016-17 and how has the additional funding complemented wider maintenance expenditure?
Telford & Wrekin Council's share of this fund was £176,000. Our capital road maintenance budget prior to the announcement of the pothole fund was £4.753 million of which £2 million came from council capital funding. The additional pothole funding increased the Council's road maintenance budget by just 3.7%.