Source of information:https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/572825/roads-investment-roads-funding-package.pdf, http://www.transport-network.co.uk/DfT-announces-12bn-for-local-authority-roads-in-201718/13678
Ministers announce over £1.2bn of funding for local authority roads in 2017/18, including a £70m Pothole Fund
To find out what share of the Pothole Fund your authority will receive click the above PDF document.
There is a slight change in emphasis in relation to the Pothole Fund, which will also be welcomed by councils. In a document setting out details of the pothole fund allocations, officials said the overall total of £250m was ‘enough to repair on average over 4.7 million potholes or to stop them forming in the first place’.
Cost per pothole has been approximated at £53 per pothole, with authorities allocated a lump sum budget and target number of potholes to repair.
On the back of their 2016 funding, Leeds City Council have opted to procure a second Multihog machine to assist with increased highway workload, with the unit reporting cost of a permanent road repair from as little as £30 per sqm and saving authorities thousands of pounds per week in materials and labour when replacing traditional methods.
Interested to see what the Hog could save your organisation? Click here or call 01254 703212
16th January 2017, 9:02