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Road maintenance funding bids

This page contains information about our road maintenance funding bids.

National Productivity Investment Fund

We have been allocated the following funding from the Department for Transport to be delivered in 2017/18.

AllocationWhere funding will be spent

Highway Maintenance £1.83 million

Resurfacing of unclassified roads of economic importance i.e.: industrial estates and bus routes countywide

Integrated Transport £0.506 million

Refurbishment of key traffic signal installations, to include replacement of life expired "plastic coated" traffic signal poles.

Upgrading of our UTMC system to give improved levels of operational efficiency in the monitoring and management of the road network.

Safer Roads Fund

The following bid has been formulated for the A67 between Bowes and Barnard Castle which has been identified by the Road Safety Foundation as being a high risk road.  Following a rigorous risk based analysis the following measures are proposed to reduce the likelihood of further accidents occurring:

  • Speed management measures - gateway features on the approaches to Barnard Castle and a 20 mph zone within the town.
  • Pedestrian movements - new and improved pedestrian crossing points in Barnard Castle.
  • Carriageway delineation

The range of road safety improvements are proposed to be delivered from October 2017 with completion in June 2018.  With an estimate of £528,000 the following proposal will demonstrate how this represents a worthwhile investment in road safety.

Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund (2017/18)

Further funding of £75million has been made available by the Department for Transport in 2017/18.

Resurfacing of Strategic Roads

Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund (2014/15)

The Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund enables local highway authorities in England to bid for funding from the government for major maintenance projects that are otherwise difficult to fund through the normal allocations they receive. The fund was announced by the government in the Autumn 2014 statement. 

Small Scheme Bid - upgrade of street lighting

Small Scheme Bid - resurfacing of unclassified carriageways and footways

Section 31 (Local Government Act, 2003) Grant for Severe Weather Flood Recovery Fund (2013/14)

In March 2014, the Secretary of State for Transport announced that an additional £140m was being made available to local highway authorities in England to help repair damage to the local road network caused by the recent severe weather. Of this, £1.242m was awarded to us on the understanding that we publish a brief statement setting how this additional funding will be spent. The briefing note can be viewed here:

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