The authority receives a capital grant for highway maintenance from the Department for Transport (DfT) each year. This funding is provided for the replacement of existing highway assets, such the replacement of a road when it reaches the end of its life.
We also receive revenue funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). This funding is used for more reactive measures (such as pothole repairs), routine maintenance and other highway duties.
A breakdown showing how our highway funding was spent in 2017/18 is included below:
|Area ||Amount spent |
|Carriageways ||£12,994,000 |
|Footways and cycle tracks ||£1,006,000 |
|Structures ||£2,978,000 |
|Street lighting ||£4,146,000 |
|Area ||Amount spent |
|Carriageways ||£9,425,000 |
|Footways and cycle tracks ||£1,298,000 |
|Structures ||£887,000 |
|Street lighting ||£2,582,000 |
|Street furniture ||£138,000 |
|Traffic management ||£252,000 |
|Land ||£840,000 |
|Winter maintenance ||£2,719,000 |
|Planning, policy and strategic management |
To boost our existing grant funding we submitted a bid through the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership's Local Growth Fund for funding to carry out additional highway maintenance improvement schemes on our 'A' road network. In 2016 we were successful in our bid and have now been awarded an extra £16.7m of capital funding to help maintain our 'A' roads. This money is to be spent between 2016/17 and 2020/21.
We also receive various allocations from the DfT's Pothole Action Fundand from single funding grants, often made available through the Government's annual budget.
How have you spent the extra highway maintenance funding?
In the 2018 Budget, the government provided an extra £420 million to help repair roads and footpaths (including pothole repairs) and to keep local bridges and structures open and safe. More information on this funding can be found in the Department for Transport's Roads Funding report:
Download the DfT Roads Funding Information Pack (pdf 418kb)
The funding was distributed to all local authorities responsible for highway maintenance in England (outside London) using a government funding formula. Through this process, the council was awarded an additional £4.897m. The funding had to be spent by March 2019.
One of the conditions of this extra funding was that we published a statement on our website setting out how the money had been spent. This statement and a full list of sites and schemes delivered can be found here:
View repairs made to date
You can also download the full statement in PDF format:
Download the additional maintenance funding statement (pdf 98kb)