Roads: North Herefordshire

Department for Transport written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Chair, Committee of Selection, Chair, Committee of Selection, Chair, Committee of Selection

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to increase funding for the repair of local roads in North Herefordshire.

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

Herefordshire County Council, as local highway authority is responsible for the maintenance of the local road network, including North Herefordshire.

The funding provided by the Department for Transport for highway maintenance, including pothole repair, to Herefordshire County Council since 2015 is shown in the table below. The table highlights the Department for Transport allocated the authority an additional £5.1 million this financial year to support local highways maintenance services, including the repair of roads.

Year

Funding Stream

Funding £m

2015/16

Highways Maintenance Block

11.523

2016/17

Highways Maintenance Block (including Incentive Element)

11.210

2016/17

Pothole Action Fund

0.674

2017/18

Highways Maintenance Block (including Incentive Element)

11.229

2017/18

Pothole Action Fund

1.529

2017/18

Flood Resilience Fund

0.610

2018/19

Highways Maintenance Block (including Incentive Element)

11.218

2018/19

Pothole Action Fund

0.642

2018/19

Budget £420 million

5.108

Total

53.743

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