Roads: Portsmouth South

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 23 October 2023.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase road safety in Portsmouth South.

Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The local council has responsibility for making decisions about local roads, based on its local knowledge and taking into account local needs.

The Department for Transport provides guidance to traffic authorities on various traffic management measures.

Portsmouth council was allocated £3.65million in 2022/23 for highways maintenance and small transport projects, which help maintain the overall road environment. Portsmouth council was additionally awarded £1.3million from the Safer Roads Fund in 2022/23.

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