In February and March 2018 the Government announced details of the ‘Pothole action fund’, which allocated money to local authorities to be spent on fixing potholes or the prevention of potholes.
We intend to spend these funds in 2018-19. The two awards, £1,735,949 and £3,448,743, total £5,184,692.
Our capital structural maintenance budget prior to the announcement of the pothole fund was £32,340,000 consisting of:
This funding has enabled additional spending divided between:
View the pothole fund surfacing scheme list
This is in addition to the £7m we had already allocated to patching and potholes, and £2.173m to road resurfacing schemes, from other funding.
The autumn budget included a new announcement of £420 million in the 2018/19 financial year for local highways maintenance, including the repair of potholes, to keep local bridges and structures open and safe, as well as to help aid other minor highway works that may be needed. Norfolk’s allocation was £12,694,000.
We spent this in the following way:
This took our overall spending to £46,764,692.
The £6,000,000 spent on resurfacing enabled the completion of an additional 37 surfacing schemes totalling 16.4 miles (26.4km).
View list of additional surfacing schemes
This work was completed in the 3 months, January, February and March 2019.