Department for Transport (DfT) Funding
In December 2014, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced that £6 billion would be made available between 2015-16 and 2020-21 for local highways maintenance funding.
Of this, £578 million has been set aside for an incentive fund scheme to reward councils that demonstrate delivery of value for money through cost effective improvements.
DfT Incentive Funding is awarded annually based on the performance of the Council’s highway service against five key areas; asset management policy and strategy, communications, performance management and maintenance, asset data management and lifecycle planning.
Cheshire East Council have achieved 100% of available incentive funding for the current financial year.
Pothole action fund
Cheshire East Council council has received an additional £1,081,305 capital grant for 2018/19 from the Pothole Action Fund.
Following recent adverse weather, the additional funds will help repair potholes and protect local roads from future severe weather.
This funding has to be spent on permanently fixing potholes, or measures to stop them forming in the first place in line with DfT guidance. This money is additional to, and does not replace, Cheshire East Council’s annual allocated budget of £729,679 for pothole repairs. It is used solely for the purposes of road maintenance including traditional pothole repairs and carriageway patching in support of our established three level carriageway strategy.