Roads: Standards

Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th November 2018.

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Photo of James Frith James Frith Labour, Bury North

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the level of funding required to ensure highway roads are protected and do not significantly deteriorate in (a) Bury (b) the North West and (c) England.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Secretary of State for Transport meets regularly with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to discuss a wide range of issues.

From the £420 million for road maintenance announced in the Budget 2018, the Department for Transport has allocated a) Bury with £0.903 million (b) the North West with £53.094 million and (c) England with £420 million. This funding was provided to authorities on 13 November 2018.

This funding is in addition to just under £6.2 billion we are allocating to highway authorities between 2015 and 2021 for local highways maintenance, including £296 million through the pothole action fund.

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