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The government will be providing local authorities (in England, not including London) with just under £6 billion over the next 6 years for maintenance of local highways.

Of this funding, £4.7 billion will be allocated according to a needs-based formula, with £580 million to incentivise good asset management and efficiencies, and £575 million reserved for a challenge fund for large one-off maintenance and renewal projects. In addition Ministers announced on the 24 March 2015 30 schemes as part of Tranche 1 Challenge Fund totaling £275 million for one off major maintenance projects around the country (see the schemes on a Google Map).

Select a region to view how much funding is being allocated to each local transport authority.

North East

The North East region has been given £267,992,000 to help maintain and repair the roads in their areas including fixing potholes.

  • Hartlepool Unitary Authority

    £6,185,000

  • Middlesbrough Unitary Authority

    £9,558,000

  • Redcar and Cleveland Unitary Authority

    £11,030,000

  • Stockton-on-Tees Unitary Authority

    £13,466,000

  • Darlington Unitary Authority

    £9,072,000

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: Darlington Borough Council
      Project Name: Darlington Challenge Fund Tranche 1 Bid
      Scheme description: Scheme includes two distinct elements (1) Strengthening of a key bridge and (2) upgrade of street lighting stock to address structural issues with columns and an upgrade to LED lighting.
      Asset type: Package
      Total DfT (£000s): 5,792
      Total (£000s): 7,742

  • North East Combined Authority

    £218,681,000

    • County Durham Unitary Authority

      £62,043,000

    • Northumberland Unitary Authority

      £91,049,000

      • Challenge fund award

        Authority Name: Northumberland County Council
        Project Name: Northumberland Masonry Arch Refurbishment Programme
        Scheme description: To refurbish 130 of the masonry arch bridge stock in Northumberland.
        Asset type: Structures
        Total DfT (£000s): 5,625
        Total (£000s): 6,700

    • Gateshead

      £14,299,000

    • Newcastle upon Tyne

      £14,166,000

      • Challenge fund award

        Authority Name: Newcastle City Council
        Project Name: Haddricks Mill including Killingworth Road (highway and structural) Maintenance Scheme (HMMS)
        Scheme description: The HMMS focuses on an area of highway network that is critical to the growth of Newcastle and its wider functional economic market area (specifically enabling housing growth and access to employment sites). The bid complements existing funded proposals to improve capacity and connectivity in this area.
        Asset type: Maintenance
        Total DfT (£000s): 13,423
        Total (£000s): 18,353

    • North Tyneside

      £11,784,000

    • South Tyneside

      £8,083,000

    • Sunderland

      £17,258,000

North West

The North West region has been given £625,186,000 to help maintain and repair the roads in their areas including fixing potholes.

  • Warrington Unitary Authority

    £16,678,000

  • Blackburn with Darwen Unitary Authority

    £10,068,000

  • Blackpool Unitary Authority

    £6,269,000

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: Blackpool Borough Council
      Project Name: Blackpool Bridges
      Scheme description: The proposed repair/reconstruction of ten of Blackpool’s strategic bridges.
      Asset type: Structures
      Total DfT (£000s): 5,565
      Total (£000s): 11,365

  • Cheshire East Unitary Authority

    £54,545,000

  • Cheshire West and Chester Unitary Authority

    £41,504,000

  • Cumbria

    £141,354,000

  • Lancashire

    £120,445,000

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: Lancashire County Council
      Project Name: Exceptional M65 Motorway Infrastructure Maintenance
      Scheme description: Scheme is for an exceptional motorway infrastructure maintenance on the M65 between J10-14 involving the replacement of the central steel crash barriers with concrete barriers that meet current standards. It also involves the replacement of side crash barriers and upgrading the driver information matrix signs.
      Asset type: Maintenance
      Total DfT (£000s): 5,100
      Total (£000s): 6,600

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: Lancashire County Council
      Project Name: Upgrading of Street Lighting
      Scheme description: The scheme involves upgrading 67,000 energy inefficient street lighting lanterns with modern LED equivalents, replacing up to 4,000 lighting columns that have reached the end of their service life and the provision of approximately 150 charging points to encourage a greater uptake of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV) in Lancashire.
      Asset type: Street Lighting
      Total DfT (£000s): 14,800
      Total (£000s): 19,800

  • Greater Manchester Combined Authority

    £146,038,000

    • Bolton

      £15,949,000

    • Bury

      £10,638,000

    • Manchester

      £19,851,000

      • Challenge fund award

        Authority Name: Manchester City Council
        Project Name: Planned Maintenance Works to the Key Strategic Network - Manchester City Council: Stockport Road (A6), Hyde Road (A57), Broadway (A663), Palatine Rd (B5167), and Alan Turing Way (A6010).
        Scheme description: Delivery of planned maintenance works to five key strategic routes to help improve road conditions.
        Asset type: Maintenance
        Total DfT (£000s): 6,345
        Total (£000s): 8,037

    • Oldham

      £12,801,000

      • Challenge fund award

        Authority Name: Oldham Council
        Project Name: A62 Key Route Network Maintenance Scheme
        Scheme description: Planned preventive maintenance on the A62 within Oldham, part of Greater Manchester's Key Route Network, integrating highway surfacing, highways structures and safety schemes ensuring the reduction of delays.
        Asset type: Maintenance
        Total DfT (£000s): 3,160
        Total (£000s): 4,000

    • Rochdale

      £12,763,000

    • Salford

      £13,116,000

    • Stockport

      £16,593,000

    • Tameside

      £12,121,000

    • Trafford

      £12,148,000

    • Wigan

      £20,058,000

      • Challenge fund award

        Authority Name: Wigan Council
        Project Name: Golborne Railway Bridge and Morleys Canal Bridge
        Scheme description: The scheme upgrades two major bridges including deck re-waterproofing, replacement of bearings, renewing of deck joints and renewing of steelwork corrosion protection.
        Asset type: Structures
        Total DfT (£000s): 988
        Total (£000s): 1,250

      • Challenge fund award

        Authority Name: Wigan Council
        Project Name: Key Route Network (KRN) Carriageway Rehabilitation Programme
        Scheme description: The proposed scheme is to arrest the surface deterioration of 34 sections of carriageway across Wigan Councils KRN, linking key transport corridors across the Greater Manchester conurbation.
        Asset type: Maintenance
        Total DfT (£000s): 2,372
        Total (£000s): 3,003

  • Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

    £88,285,000

    • Halton Unitary Authority

      £11,631,000

    • Knowsley

      £9,665,000

    • Liverpool

      £21,999,000

      • Challenge fund award

        Authority Name: Liverpool City Council
        Project Name: Great Howard Street Bridge, A565
        Scheme description: The proposal is to replace the existing Great Howard Street bridge due to it failing the last structural assessment and ensuring the A565 remains open without a weight limit.
        Asset type: Structures
        Total DfT (£000s): 8,523
        Total (£000s): 9,708

    • Sefton

      £15,109,000

    • St. Helens

      £12,627,000

    • Wirral

      £17,253,000

      • Challenge fund award

        Authority Name: Wirral Council
        Project Name: Wirral Dock Bridges Replacement
        Scheme description: Replacement of two bridges with associated improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists. An existing steel truss opening bridge will be replaced with a new steel box girder bascule bridge. An existing fixed truss bridge will be replaced with a new concrete deck bridge.
        Asset type: Structures
        Total DfT (£000s): 6,408
        Total (£000s): 7,120

Yorkshire and the Humber

The Yorkshire and the Humber region has been given £488,548,000 to help maintain and repair the roads in their areas including fixing potholes.

  • Kingston upon Hull Unitary Authority

    £11,751,000

  • East Riding of Yorkshire Unitary Authority

    £57,663,000

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: East Riding of Yorkshire Council
      Project Name: Street Lighting Upgrade
      Scheme description: The scheme will replace all 9,000 street lighting columns in East Riding aged over 40 years old, and will also upgrade the remaining 19,000 yellow/orange lamps to new LED light systems.
      Asset type: Street Lighting
      Total DfT (£000s): 6,000
      Total (£000s): 15,271

  • North East Lincolnshire Unitary Authority

    £10,416,000

  • North Lincolnshire Unitary Authority

    £24,016,000

  • York Unitary Authority

    £11,849,000

  • North Yorkshire

    £154,766,000

  • Sheffield City Region Combined Authority

    £65,601,000

    • Barnsley

      £19,812,000

    • Doncaster

      £26,360,000

    • Rotherham

      £19,429,000

    • Sheffield

      Highways maintenance for this authority is provided through a Highways Maintenance Private Finance Initiative.

  • West Yorkshire Combined Authority

    £152,487,000

    • Bradford

      £32,256,000

      • Challenge fund award

        Authority Name: Bradford Metropolitan District Council (Lead Authority)/Kirklees Council
        Project Name: West Yorkshire - Joint Retaining Structures
        Scheme description: This proposal will improve the reliability of retaining wall structures within West Yorkshire and Kirklees.
        Asset type: Structures
        Total DfT (£000s): 5,230
        Total (£000s): 6,260

    • Calderdale

      £20,572,000

    • Kirklees

      £31,925,000

    • Leeds

      £45,414,000

    • Wakefield

      £22,320,000

East Midlands

The East Midlands region has been given £539,512,000 to help maintain and repair the roads in their areas including fixing potholes.

  • Derby Unitary Authority

    £11,558,000

  • Leicester Unitary Authority

    £13,637,000

  • Rutland Unitary Authority

    £9,955,000

  • Nottingham Unitary Authority

    £11,563,000

  • Derbyshire

    £99,076,000

  • Leicestershire

    £74,224,000

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: Leicestershire County Council
      Project Name: Street Lighting Transformation Project
      Scheme description: The conversion of all Leicestershire's street lighting to LED lamps (combined with the introduction of a Central Management System) and the de-illumination of traffic signs on bollards.
      Asset type: Street Lighting
      Total DfT (£000s): 5,100
      Total (£000s): 25,106

  • Lincolnshire

    £161,878,000

  • Northamptonshire

    £79,737,000

  • Nottinghamshire

    £77,883,000

West Midlands

The West Midlands region has been given £512,491,000 to help maintain and repair the roads in their areas including fixing potholes.

  • Herefordshire, County of Unitary Authority

    £60,149,000

  • Telford and Wrekin Unitary Authority

    £18,021,000

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: Telford & Wrekin Council
      Project Name: Telford Town Centre Connectivity Package
      Scheme description: The scheme will upgrade an existing pedestrian footbridge, which provides essential connections between Telford Central Station and Telford Town Centre, and maintain and upgrade a key part of the town centre strategic highway network. This project supports the creation of jobs and housing and directly unlocks land for development.
      Asset type: Structures
      Total DfT (£000s): 10,335
      Total (£000s): 12,303

  • Stoke-on-Trent Unitary Authority

    £12,425,000

  • Shropshire Unitary Authority

    £86,114,000

  • Staffordshire

    £104,791,000

  • Warwickshire

    £67,602,000

  • Worcestershire

    £78,333,000

  • West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority

    £85,055,000

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority
      Project Name: West Midlands Classified Network Renewal Project
      Scheme description: This scheme will contribute to a £92 million, six year programme to renew 211 miles of the West Midlands classified road network in urgent need of repair. This investment will help deliver steady state condition achieving significant lifecycle/planning savings. Scheme will also help support regeneration, economic growth and reduce environmental and business costs arising from poor highway condition.
      Asset type: Maintenance
      Total DfT (£000s): 39,931
      Total (£000s): 44,866

    • Birmingham

      Highways maintenance for this authority is provided through a Highways Maintenance Private Finance Initiative.

    • Coventry

      £14,431,000

    • Dudley

      £15,846,000

    • Sandwell

      £16,750,000

    • Solihull

      £13,675,000

    • Walsall

      £12,606,000

    • Wolverhampton

      £11,748,000

East of England

The East of England region has been given £644,626,000 to help maintain and repair the roads in their areas including fixing potholes.

  • Peterborough Unitary Authority

    £18,072,000

  • Luton Unitary Authority

    £7,139,000

  • Southend-on-Sea Unitary Authority

    £7,269,000

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
      Project Name: Southend Street Lighting Upgrade – Small Project Bid
      Scheme description: All street lighting lanterns and illuminated street furniture in Southend will be replaced with new LEDs. Scheme also includes the replacement of some cast iron and concrete lighting columns. The scheme will also install a Central Management System for controlling the lights.
      Asset type: Street Lighting
      Total DfT (£000s): 5,090
      Total (£000s): 13,458

  • Thurrock Unitary Authority

    £10,405,000

  • Bedford Unitary Authority

    £15,585,000

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: Bedford Borough Council
      Project Name: Bedford Borough: Street Lighting upgrade
      Scheme description: Renewal of the entire street lighting asset owned and maintained by Bedford Borough Council. The scheme will provide new low energy lanterns, replace columns as required and introduce a Central Management System to control lighting units, making a substantial improvement in the quality of street lighting provision in the area.
      Asset type: Street Lighting
      Total DfT (£000s): 5,319
      Total (£000s): 6,369

  • Central Bedfordshire Unitary Authority

    £23,265,000

  • Cambridgeshire

    £78,336,000

  • Essex

    £128,275,000

  • Hertfordshire

    £92,935,000

  • Norfolk

    £149,480,000

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: Norfolk County Council
      Project Name: Greater Norwich Area Surface Water Drainage scheme
      Scheme description: The scheme upgrades key drainage infrastructure, addressing long standing flooding issues across a wide residential and growth area. The works will complement and support economic growth proposals for north Norwich.
      Asset type: Drainage
      Total DfT (£000s): 9,123
      Total (£000s): 10,323

  • Suffolk

    £113,866,000

South East

The South East region has been given £777,811,000 to help maintain and repair the roads in their areas including fixing potholes.

  • Medway Unitary Authority

    £13,284,000

  • Bracknell Forest Unitary Authority

    £8,880,000

  • West Berkshire Unitary Authority

    £22,520,000

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: West Berkshire Council
      Project Name: A339 Newbury, Delivering a High Quality Corridor
      Scheme description: Scheme is to help improve the long term condition of the A339 which are deemed critical to Newbury's economic and housing growth.
      Asset type: Maintenance
      Total DfT (£000s): 5,610
      Total (£000s): 10,710

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: West Berkshire Council
      Project Name: LED Street Lighting - Invest to Save
      Scheme description: Scheme will replace approximately 10,850 street lighting lanterns with dimmable LED energy efficient lanterns. This will also include replacing approximately 3,431 columns with new aluminium columns suitable for LED lanterns.
      Asset type: Street Lighting
      Total DfT (£000s): 5,069
      Total (£000s): 7,241

  • Reading Unitary Authority

    £7,685,000

  • Slough Unitary Authority

    £4,717,000

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: Slough Borough Council
      Project Name: Slough, Reading and Wokingham Street Lighting Upgrade Project
      Scheme description: Collaborative project for the modernisation of street lighting across three boroughs. Project includes the installation of 38,651 energy efficient LED lanterns, replacement of 11,323 “at risk” street lighting columns and further implementation of Central Management Systems, to remotely manage street lighting levels to improve performance and efficiency.
      Asset type: Street Lighting
      Total DfT (£000s): 19,328
      Total (£000s): 27,612

  • Windsor and Maidenhead Unitary Authority

    £11,368,000

  • Wokingham Unitary Authority

    £13,859,000

  • Milton Keynes Unitary Authority

    £26,737,000

  • Brighton and Hove Unitary Authority

    £13,690,000

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: Brighton & Hove City Council
      Project Name: A259 / West Street – Shelter Hall – Highway Structure
      Scheme description: Scheme will provide essential reconstruction of a primary highway structure constructed circa 1880. This structure helps support the A259 which carries 36,000 vehicles a day, 30,000 pedestrians a day and the National Cycle Route 2 (2,500 cyclists a day).
      Asset type: Maintenance
      Total DfT (£000s): 8,915
      Total (£000s): 10,614

  • Portsmouth Unitary Authority

    £7,466,000

  • Southampton Unitary Authority

    £8,896,000

  • Isle of Wight Unitary Authority

    Highways maintenance for this authority is provided through a Highways Maintenance Private Finance Initiative.

  • Buckinghamshire

    £54,807,000

  • East Sussex

    £55,491,000

  • Hampshire

    £140,014,000

  • Kent

    £142,379,000

  • Oxfordshire

    £87,143,000

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: Oxfordshire County Council
      Project Name: Long term, sustainable Improvements to drainage, carriageway and street lighting infrastructure
      Scheme description: Scheme will identify the cause of flooding/drainage problems and improve resilience to water and traffic damage using sustainable techniques. Work will be coordinated with a separate programme of Street lighting column and LED lantern review and replacement.
      Asset type: Package
      Total DfT (£000s): 12,950
      Total (£000s): 14,540

  • Surrey

    £87,244,000

  • West Sussex

    £71,632,000

South West

The South West region has been given £846,834,000 to help maintain and repair the roads in their areas including fixing potholes.

  • Bath and North East Somerset Unitary Authority

    £19,681,000

  • Bristol Unitary Authority

    £20,317,000

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: Bristol City Council
      Project Name: A403 Major Maintenance
      Scheme description: The scheme will help extend the life of the existing carriageway, footways, drainage and cycleway on the A403 Corridor from Avonmouth Port to the M48 at Aust to support economic development within the Avonmouth & Severnside Enterprise Area.
      Asset type: Maintenance
      Total DfT (£000s): 12,627
      Total (£000s): 14,030

  • North Somerset Unitary Authority

    £20,943,000

  • South Gloucestershire Unitary Authority

    £26,515,000

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: South Gloucestershire Council
      Project Name: A4174 Major Maintenance and Enhancement
      Scheme description: The scheme focuses on the maintenance of the A4174 Avon Ring Road between the A38 at Filton and the A4 at Hicks Gate. The scheme will involve major structural maintenance of three significant structures, extending the life of the existing carriageway, as well as providing footways and cycleway maintenance and enhancements.
      Asset type: Cycling and Footway
      Total DfT (£000s): 13,950
      Total (£000s): 15,500

  • Plymouth Unitary Authority

    £12,138,000

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: Plymouth City Council
      Project Name: Plymouth Carriageway Improvement Programme
      Scheme description: Scheme is for an £11 million programme to help maintain and repair Plymouth’s local highway network.
      Asset type: Maintenance
      Total DfT (£000s): 8,385
      Total (£000s): 11,179

  • Torbay Unitary Authority

    £7,613,000

  • Bournemouth Unitary Authority

    £7,582,000

  • Poole Unitary Authority

    £8,354,000

  • Swindon Unitary Authority

    £14,613,000

  • Cornwall Unitary Authority

    £118,409,000

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: Cornwall Council
      Project Name: A39 Trispen Renewal Scheme
      Scheme description: The scheme provides for a major asset renewal along the 5 mile route removing the need for frequent remedial patching works; delivers improved cycle provision, passive safety features, drainage upgrade and safety led realignment.
      Asset type: Maintenance
      Total DfT (£000s): 5,220
      Total (£000s): 6,320

  • Isles of Scilly Unitary Authority

    The Isles of Scilly received £1.8m in 2014/15 to upgrade and maintain the publicly maintained highways for which they are responsible.

  • Wiltshire Unitary Authority

    £86,644,000

  • Devon

    £220,828,000

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: Devon County Council
      Project Name: Lighting the road ahead: Street lighting improvements in Devon
      Scheme description: To provide replacement street lighting on all main roads throughout Devon taking advantage of modern innovation in lighting design.
      Asset type: Street Lighting
      Total DfT (£000s): 10,262
      Total (£000s): 13,156

  • Dorset

    £72,594,000

  • Gloucestershire

    £93,086,000

    • Challenge fund award

      Authority Name: Gloucestershire County Council
      Project Name: Gloucestershire County Council - LED Street Lighting
      Scheme description: With 34% council contribution this scheme will support the council’s £20m LED invest-to-save project, converting all street lighting to LED utilising a Central Management System by March 2019, to maximise energy saving, CO2 reduction and maintenance savings. This includes replacing 6,135 aluminium/ concrete life-expired columns, which are only inspected visually.
      Asset type: Street Lighting
      Total DfT (£000s): 5,004
      Total (£000s): 7,578

  • Somerset

    £117,516,000

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