The Pothole Action Fund 2018/19
The Pothole Action Fund was announced in the Budget 2015 and totals £296 million, enough to repair almost 2 million potholes across the country as well as help protect roads from future severe weather. This funding is being allocated to local highway authorities in England, outside London, between 2016/17 and 2021.
In 2018/19 Walsall Council was awarded £261,690 by the Department for Transport. The money has been used to support a borough-wide programme of Velocity Patching, an innovative way of permanently repairing potholes in a fraction of the time it takes to complete a conventional repair.
Details of the repairs completed during the 2018/19 programme can be found here:
Velocity Patching Programme 2018/19
The Local Highways Maintenance Fund 2018/19
In October 2018, the Chancellor announced a further £420 million investment in local highways maintenance. The funding was allocated on the same basis as the Department for Transport Local Highways Maintenance Funding.
In November 2018, £1,071,000 was awarded to Walsall Council. This money has enabled the Council to invest in improving the Borough’s road by completing carriageway resurfacing at the following locations:
- Rookery Lane, Aldridge
- B4152 Lindon Road, Brownhills
- A4124 Lichfield Road, Bloxwich
- B4151 Sutton Road and Beacon Road
- A4124 Lichfield Road (Crab Lane to Glastonbury Crescent)
- A34 Stafford Road
Contact the Highways Maintenance team