Roads: Coventry

Department for Transport written question – answered on 1st December 2020.

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Photo of Colleen Fletcher Colleen Fletcher Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding has been allocated from the public purse to roads and highways in Coventry in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Coventry City Council is a constituent member of the West Midlands Combined Authority. Since 2010 most of their transport funding, including highways maintenance and integrated transport block funding, has been paid directly to the Combined Authority. The funding provided by the Department for Transport for local roads and highways in Coventry since 2010 is shown in the table below.

Coventry

£m

HMB

CF

Pot- hole

ITB

Major Project

LPPF

Winter

Budget 2018

LSTF

Total

10/11

0.217

0.217

11/12

0.488

0.488

12/13

0.470

0.470

13/14

1.863

0.362

1.699

3.924

14/15

0.436

3.782

1.328

5.546

15/16

2.750

2.750

16/17*

0.154

1.100

1.254

17/18*

2.750

1.200

3.950

18/19

0.400

1.226

1.626

19/20

20/21*

5.000

18.100

23.100

Total

n/a**

10.500

0.590

n/a**

20.800

5.645

1.067

1.226

3.497

43.325

Headings

HMB is Highways Maintenance Block (needs and incentive elements)

CF is Challenge Fund (a bid based fund for larger maintenance projects from 2015/16)

ITB is Integrated Transport Block

LPPF is Local Pinch Point Fund

NPIF is National Productivity Investment Fund

LSTF is Local Sustainable Transport Fund

* This includes £19.6 million funding to Coventry City Council for the A46 South Coventry Link Road Phase 1 (Stoneleigh Junction) which is physically in Warwickshire but Coventry get most of the benefits. The funding is allocated to Coventry and this scheme is being managed jointly with Warwickshire County Council.

** Funding paid directly to West Midlands Combined Authority.

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