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News » UK » Government road spending: where the money is going » published 29 Nov 2016

Government road spending: where the money is going

The Department of Transport has added flesh to the headline figures for roads in the chancellor’s recent autumn statement.

As part of an additional £1.3bn funding for local roads, the Department of Transport (DfT) is providing £925m that councils can bid for to upgrade and repair their roads. This is on top of the £6bn that local highway authorities are already receiving up to 2021. This is an increase on the £4.7bn spent between 2010 and 2015 and almost double the £3.7bn spent between 2005 and 2010.

A further £70m from the Pothole Fund will be allocated next year.

Possible future road projects that have been allocated funding for strategic studies include:

  • Northern Trans-Pennine — the A66 and A69 corridors
  • Trans-Pennine tunnel — linking Manchester to Sheffield
  • Manchester north-west quadrant — the M60 from junctions 8 to 18
  • A1 east of England — from the M25 to Peterborough
  • Oxford to Cambridge expressway
  • M25 southwest quadrant.

A further six schemes have financial to develop a business case. These are:

  • a new Tees crossing
  • dualling the A500 in Cheshire
  • Coventry South Link Road
  • Melton Mowbray Eastern Distributor road
  • Sheffield Innovation Corridor
  • Manchester Metrolink Airport link.

Much of the DfT’s statement includes re-announcements, such as £50m towards the £94.6m Lincoln Eastern Bypass – Carillion starts construction in January [see our previous report here].

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association welcomed the money, with head of external affairs Marie-Claude Hemming saying: “This is fantastic news for civil engineering contractors, and more importantly, for the UK as a whole. We have long argued that investment in roads infrastructure is vital if we are to maintain our position as a great placed to do business and ensure economic growth is spread across the UK.

 “The challenge is now to get spades in the ground as quickly as possible. Where projects are yet to begin, CECA offers its support to our customers to help deliver the new road infrastructure making as much use as possible of the knowledge contractors have gained in driving forward efficiency and innovation.”

 

North East funding

North East potholes breakdown

Local Highway Authority

Pothole Fund allocation (£)

Potholes filled (at £53 per pothole)

Highways Maintenance Block allocation for 2017/18 (£)

County Durham UA

931,000

17,600

10,567,000

Darlington UA

133,000

2,500

1,545,000

Hartlepool UA

98,000

1,900

1,053,000

Middlesbrough UA

106,000

2,000

1,628,000

Northumberland UA

1,328,000

25,100

15,507,000

Redcar and Cleveland UA

177,000

3,300

1,879,000

Stockton-on-Tees UA

194,000

3,700

2,293,000

Gateshead

201,000

3,800

2,435,000

Newcastle upon Tyne

213,000

4,000

2,413,000

North Tyneside

191,000

3,600

2,007,000

South Tyneside

132,000

2,500

1,377,000

Sunderland

260,000

4,900

2,939,000

North East dangerous roads breakdown

Road

Length of section (km)

LA (for longest part of link)

A67

7.9

Durham CC

A1290

6.4

Sunderland BC

Road schemes in the North East

Completed since 2010

Total investment (£m)

DfT investment (£m)

M62 J25-30

136

136

M1 J39-42

120

120

A1 Coal House to Metro Centre

61

61

 

Road schemes under construction

Total investment (£m)

DfT investment (£m)

Morpeth Northern Bypass

31.9

21.1

M1 J32-35a

106

106

A1 Leeming to Barton

380

380

A160/A180 Immingham

88

88

A19 Coast Road

75

75

Morpeth Northern Bypass

31.9

21.1

 

North West funding

North West potholes breakdown

Local Highway Authority

Pothole Fund allocation (£)

Potholes filled (at £53 per pothole)

Highways Maintenance Block allocation for 2017/18 (£)

Blackburn with Darwen UA

128,000

2,400

1,715,000

Blackpool UA

106,000

2,000

1,068,000

Cheshire East UA

776,000

14,600

9,290,000

Cheshire West and Chester UA

640,000

12,100

7,069,000

Halton UA

153,000

2,900

1,981,000

Warrington UA

234,000

4,400

2,841,000

Cumbria

2,053,000

38,700

24,075,000

Bolton

229,000

4,300

2,716,000

Bury

144,000

2,700

1,812,000

Manchester

315,000

5,900

3,381,000

Oldham

193,000

3,600

2,180,000

Rochdale

178,000

3,400

2,174,000

Salford

193,000

3,600

2,234,000

Stockport

213,000

4,000

2,826,000

Tameside

164,000

3,100

2,064,000

Trafford

175,000

3,300

2,069,000

Wigan

266,000

5,000

3,416,000

Lancashire

1,718,000

32,400

20,514,000

Knowsley

155,000

2,900

1,646,000

Liverpool

346,000

6,500

3,747,000

Sefton

224,000

4,200

2,573,000

St Helens

186,000

3,500

2,151,000

Wirral

272,000

5,100

2,938,000

North West dangerous roads

Road

Length of section (km)

LA (for longest part of link)

A588

29.1

Lancashire CC

A683

26.5

Lancashire CC

A670

9.8

Oldham Met BC

A532

5.2

Cheshire CC

A6

9.1

Lancashire CC

A592

37.2

Cumbria CC

A536

11.8

Cheshire CC

A682

21.3

Lancashire CC

A57

5.2

St Helens Met BC

A581

11.4

Lancashire CC

A537

11.6

Cheshire CC

Road schemes in the North West

Completed since 2010

Total investment (£m)

DfT investment (£m)

Crewe Green Link Road

26.5

15.6

Heysham-M6 Link Road

130.0

110.9

Thornton to Switch Island (Sefton)

18.3

14.5

 

Road schemes under construction

Total investment (£m)

DfT investment (£m)

A6 to Manchester Airport Relief Road

228.5

165.0

Mersey Gateway (Halton)

600.0

211.0

A556 Knutsford to Bowdon

192

192

Manchester Smart Motorway M60 J8 – M62 J20 (originally 3 schemes)

208

208

M6 J16-19 smart motorway

100-250

100-250

 

Scheduled to start construction before 2020

Total investment (£m)

DfT investment (£m)

M6 J21A-26

100-250

100-250

M60 J24-27 & J1-4

100-250

100-250

M62 J10-12

100-250

100-250

 

Yorkshire and Humber funding

Yorkshire and Humber potholes breakdown

Local Highway Authority

Pothole Fund allocation (£)

Potholes filled (at £53 per pothole)

Highways Maintenance Block allocation for 2017/18 (£)

East Riding of Yorkshire UA

898,000

17,000

9,821,000

Kingston upon Hull, City of UA

148,000

2,800

2,001,000

North East Lincolnshire UA

160,000

3,000

1,774,000

North Lincolnshire UA

380,000

7,200

4,090,000

York UA

184,000

3,500

2,018,000

North Yorkshire

2,358,000

44,500

26,359,000

Barnsley

296,000

5,600

3,374,000

Doncaster

389,000

7,300

4,490,000

Rotherham

295,000

5,600

3,309,000

Sheffield

0

0

0

Bradford

428,000

8,100

5,494,000

Calderdale

277,000

5,200

3,504,000

Kirklees

452,000

8,500

5,437,000

Leeds

711,000

13,400

7,735,000

Wakefield

364,000

6,900

3,801,000

Yorkshire and Humber dangerous roads breakdown

Road

Length of section (km)

LA (for longest part of link)

A6033

13.3

Calderdale Met BC

A161

23.1

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

A167

6.1

North Yorkshire CC

A628

6.9

Barnsley Met BC

A6033

8.6

Calderdale Met BC

A161

21.2

North Lincolnshire Council

A6108

55.4

North Yorkshire CC

A18

15.6

North East Lincolnshire Council

Road schemes in Yorkshire and Humber

Completed since 2010

Total investment (£m)

DfT investment (£m)

A164 Humber Bridge to Beverley Improvements

10.0

7.7

A18-A180 Link (Immingham)

6.3

4.9

Bedale/Aiskew/Leeming Bar Bypass

29.0

24.7

Beverley Integrated Transport Plan

21.5

16.3

Todwick Crossroads Improvement (Rotherham)

14.2

11.8

White Rose Way Improvement Scheme (Doncaster)

17.0

9.7

M62 J25-30

136

136

M1 J39-42

120

120

A1 Coal House to Metro Centre

61

61

 

Under construction

Total investment (£m)

DfT investment (£m)

East Riding Road Maintenance Scheme

23.9

16.7

North Yorkshire Road Maintenance Scheme

44.0

24.0

M1 J32-35a

106

106

A1 Leeming to Barton

380

380

A160/A180 Immingham

88

88

 

East Midlands funding

East Midlands potholes breakdown

Local Highway Authority

Pothole Fund allocation (£)

Potholes filled (at £53 per pothole)

Highways Maintenance Block allocation for 2017/18 (£)

Derby UA

166,000

3,100

1,968,000

Leicester UA

187,000

3,500

2,323,000

Nottingham UA

174,000

3,300

1,969,000

Rutland UA

153,000

2,900

1,696,000

Derbyshire

1,462,000

27,600

16,874,000

Leicestershire

1,120,000

21,100

12,642,000

Lincolnshire

2,482,000

46,800

27,571,000

Northamptonshire

1,171,000

22,100

13,581,000

Nottinghamshire

1,174,000

22,200

13,265,000

East Midlands dangerous roads breakdown

Road

Length of section (km)

LA (for longest part of link)

A619

6.1

Derbyshire CC

A1084

15.3

Lincolnshire CC

A631

5.2

Lincolnshire CC

A631

22.3

Lincolnshire CC

A634

12.7

Nottinghamshire CC

A361

6.6

Northamptonshire CC

A5012

15.2

Derbyshire CC

A5004

12.4

Derbyshire CC

Road schemes in the East Midlands

Completed since 2010

Total investment (£m)

DfT investment (£m)

A43 Corby Link Road

34.0

20.5

Connecting Derby

36.2

26.7

London Road Bridge (Derby)

6.9

4.4

Nottingham Ring Road Improvements

16.2

12.8

M6 J5-8

115

115

M1 J28-31

206

206

A453 Widening

150

150

A14 Kettering

42

42

M6 J10a-13

380

380

 

Under construction

Total investment (£m)

DfT investment (£m)

A45/A46 Tollbar End

106

106

M1 Junction 19

191

191

M5 J4a-6 smart motorway

50-100

50-100

M1 J13-19 smart motorway

100-250

100-250

A50 Uttoxeter

25-50

25-50

M5 Junctions 5, 6 & 7 Upgrades

<25

<25

A43 Abthorpe

7

7

 

Scheduled to start construction before 2020

Total investment (£m)

DfT investment (£m)

M1 J24-25

50-100

50-100

M6 J2-4

100-250

100-250

 

West Midlands funding

West Midlands potholes breakdown

Local Highway Authority

Pothole Fund allocation (£)

Number of potholes filled (at £53 per pothole)

Highways Maintenance Block allocation for 2017/18 (£)

Herefordshire, County of UA

899,000

17,000

10,244,000

Shropshire UA

1,335,000

25,200

14,667,000

Stoke-on-Trent UA

195,000

3,700

2,116,000

Telford and Wrekin UA

250,000

4,700

3,069,000

Staffordshire

1,582,000

29,800

17,848,000

Warwickshire

1,016,000

19,200

11,514,000

Coventry

198,000

3,700

2,458,000

Dudley

238,000

4,500

2,699,000

Sandwell

225,000

4,200

2,853,000

Solihull

200,000

3,800

2,329,000

Walsall

188,000

3,500

2,147,000

Wolverhampton

173,000

3,300

2,001,000

Worcestershire

1,169,000

22,000

13,341,000

West Midlands dangerous roads breakdown

Road

Length of section (km)

LA (for longest part of link)

A529

9.1

Shropshire CC

A529

9.3

Shropshire CC

Road schemes in the West Midlands

Completed since 2010

Total investment (£m)

DfT investment (£m)

A45 Westbound Bridge Road

11.9

8.3

Chester Road (Birmingham)

11.7

/ 8.3

Darlaston Access Improvement (Walsall)

25.9

14.3

Evesham Bridge (Worcestershire)

8.2

5.6

M6 J5-8

115

115

M1 J28-31

206

206

A453 Widening

150

150

A14 Kettering

42

42

M6 J10a-13

380

380

 

Under construction

Total investment (£m)

DfT investment (£m)

A45/A46 Tollbar End

106

106

M1 Junction 19

191

191

M5 J4a-6 smart motorway

50-100

50-100

M1 J13-19 smart motorway

100-250

100-250

A50 Uttoxeter

25-50

25-50

M5 Junctions 5, 6 & 7 Upgrades

<25

<25

A43 Abthorpe

7

7

 

Scheduled to start construction before 2020

Total investment (£m)

DfT investment (£m)

M1 J24-25

50-100

50-100

M6 J2-4

100-250

100-250

 

East of England funding

East of England potholes breakdown

Local Highway Authority

Pothole Fund allocation (£)

Potholes filled (at £53 per pothole)

Highways Maintenance Block allocation for 2017/18 (£)

Bedford UA

219,000

4,100

2,654,000

Central Bedfordshire UA

356,000

6,700

3,962,000

Luton UA

94,000

1,800

1,216,000

Peterborough UA

240,000

4,500

3,078,000

Southend-on-Sea UA

102,000

1,900

1,238,000

Thurrock UA

153,000

2,900

1,772,000

Cambridgeshire

1,155,000

21,800

13,342,000

Essex

1,869,000

35,300

21,847,000

Hertfordshire

1,293,000

24,400

15,828,000

Norfolk

2,476,000

46,700

25,459,000

Suffolk

1,763,000

33,300

19,393,000

East of England dangerous roads breakdown

Road

Length of section (km)

LA (for longest part of link)

A1303

6.6

Cambridgeshire CC

A126

12.5

Thurrock BC

Road schemes in the East of England

Completed since 2010

Total investment (£m)

DfT investment (£m)

Luton Town Centre (Inner Ring Road)

24.1

15.9

A11 Fiveways to Thetford

102

102

 

Under construction

Total investment (£m)

DfT investment (£m)

Norwich Northern Distributor Road

132.7

96.5

A5-M1 Link Road

162

162

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon

1500

1500

 

South East funding

South East potholes breakdown

Local Highway Authority

Pothole Fund allocation (£)

Potholes filled (£53/pothole)

Highways Maintenance Block allocation for 2017/18 (£)

Bracknell Forest UA

125,000

2,400

1,512,000

Brighton and Hove UA

135,000

2,600

2,332,000

Isle of Wight UA

0

0

0

Medway UA

201,000

3,800

2,263,000

Milton Keynes UA

280,000

5,300

4,554,000

Portsmouth UA

111,000

2,100

1,272,000

Reading UA

97,000

1,800

1,309,000

Slough UA

66,000

1,200

803,000

Southampton UA

137,000

2,600

1,515,000

West Berkshire UA

336,000

6,300

3,836,000

Windsor and Maidenhead UA

173,000

3,300

1,936,000

Wokingham UA

203,000

3,800

2,360,000

Buckinghamshire

852,000

16,100

9,334,000

East Sussex

846,000

16,000

9,451,000

Hampshire

2,123,000

40,000

23,847,000

Kent

2,196,000

41,400

24,249,000

Oxfordshire

1,315,000

24,800

14,842,000

Surrey

1,348,000

25,400

14,859,000

West Sussex

1,145,000

21,600

12,200,000

South East dangerous roads breakdown

Road

Length of section (km)

LA (for longest part of link)

A285

18.7

West Sussex CC

A252

14.1

Kent CC

A27

6.3

Hampshire CC

A40

9.2

Buckinghamshire CC

A32

10.8

Hampshire CC

A361

21.4

Oxfordshire CC

A290

8.6

Kent CC

A217

9.1

Surrey CC

A36

6.8

Hampshire CC

A4

8.7

Slough BC

Road schemes in the South East

Completed since 2010

Total investment (£m)

DfT investment (£m)

Bexhill-Hastings Link Road

117.1

56.9

Portsmouth Northern Road Bridge

12.6

11.1

Portsmouth Tipner Interchange Road

28.2

19.5

Reading Station Highway Improvements

13.2

9.6

Walton Bridge (Surrey)

31.8

23.9

M25 J5-6/7

121

121

A23 Handcross to Warninglid

79

79

M25 J23-27

180

180

 

Under construction

Total investment (£m)

DfT investment (£m)

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury

70

70

M25 J30

79

79

M3 J2-4a

174

174

 

Scheduled to start construction before 2020

Total investment (£m)

DfT investment (£m)

M20 J10a

50-100

50-100

M20 J3-5

50-100

50-100

M23 J8-10

100-250

100-250

 

South West funding

South West potholes breakdown

Local Highway Authority

Pothole Fund allocation (£)

Potholes filled (at £53 per pothole)

Highways Maintenance Block allocation for 2017/18 (£)

Bath and North East Somerset UA

272,000

5,100

3,352,000

Bournemouth UA

113,000

2,100

1,291,000

Bristol, City of UA

257,000

4,800

3,460,000

Cornwall UA

1,847,000

34,900

20,167,000

Isles of Scilly UA

0

0

0

North Somerset UA

276,000

5,200

3,567,000

Plymouth UA

164,000

3,100

2,067,000

Poole UA

124,000

2,300

1,423,000

South Gloucestershire UA

362,000

6,800

4,516,000

Swindon UA

194,000

3,700

2,489,000

Torbay UA

117,000

2,200

1,297,000

Wiltshire UA

1,300,000

24,500

14,757,000

Devon

3,192,000

60,200

37,611,000

Dorset

1,070,000

20,200

12,364,000

Gloucestershire

1,435,000

27,100

15,854,000

Somerset

1,750,000

33,000

20,015,000

South West dangerous roads breakdown

Road

Length of section (km)

LA (for longest part of link)

A371

5.4

North Somerset Council

A4173

8.7

Gloucestershire CC

A3121

9.5

Devon CC

A3071

9.8

Cornwall CC

A3058

6.3

Cornwall CC

A3123

11.0

Devon CC

Road schemes in the South West

Completed since 2010

Total investment (£m)

DfT investment (£m)

Camborne-Pool-Redruth Link Road

27.9

16.1

East of Exeter (M5 J29)

14.4

10.2

Kingskerswell Bypass (Devon)

106.5

76.4

M4 J19-20 /M5 J15-17

86

 

 

Under construction

Total investment (£m)

DfT investment (£m)

South Bristol Link

44.3

27.6

Taunton Northern Inner Distributor Road

27.0

14.7

A30 Temple to Higher Carblake

60

60

 

 

Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/572825/roads-investment-roads-funding-package.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

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This article was published on 29 Nov 2016 (last updated on 30 Nov 2016).

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