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Department for Transport funding 2018/19

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