Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

Transport written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department spent on (a) road building and (b) road maintenance in the latest year for which figures are available.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Minister of State (Department for Transport)

In 2008-09 the Department for Transport allocated £246 million to local authorities for local major road schemes. The Highways Agency (an agency of this Department) spent £725 million on road building.

In 2008-09 the Highways Agency spent £914 million on maintenance of the strategic road network. The Department does not directly maintain local authority roads. However, it provides capital maintenance funding to local authorities (outside London) as part of the Local Transport Plan settlement; and funding as part of the private finance initiative. Information about the amounts allocated can be found at:

www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/regional/localauthorities/funding/fundingstreams/capital/

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