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Councils fight for road cash

13/10/2011

A handful of local authorities have increased their road maintenance budgets despite spending cuts.

Welsh councils get £170m highways cash boost

02/02/2012

Local authorities across Wales will benefit from a new funding scheme to free up £170m in new money for local highway improvement schemes.

Councils bid for funds to repair drought-hit roads

01/03/2012

Five neighbouring councils have submitted a joint bid to the Department for Transport for extra cash to repair drought-damaged roads.

Dorset county council seeks £20m for A338 rebuild

07/03/2013

Dorset County Council has applied for pinch point funding to rebuild one of the country's busiest roads.

Dorset’s roads receive £2m funding boost

13/05/2013

More than £2 million will be spent in an effort to bring Dorset’s roads up to scratch.

RSTA calls for road maintenance funding

07/06/2013

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has called for a number of commitments from the Government in order to ensure sufficient funding for road maintenance.

RSTA welcomes long-term funding for roads

24/07/2013

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has welcomed the possibility of greater long-term certainty of road maintenance funding, but has issued a note of caution.

Cumbria roads receive funding boost

08/08/2013

Roads in Cumbria that were damaged by devastating flooding in 2009 will be repaired after the Government announced that the county council is set to receive a further £7.2 million.

IAM calls for long term funding of roads

29/08/2013

Councils need to commit to long term funding to see progress with the UK’s pothole crisis, according to road safety charity IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists). 

Funding allocation for cycling infrastructure outlined

26/09/2013

Transport Minister Keith Brown has outlined how the additional £20 million, recently allocated to cycling, will be spent in Scotland over the next two years. 

£80m to tackle pinch points on local roads

27/09/2013

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced £80 million of further funding to remove bottlenecks from local roads.

LGA calls for funding to fix flood-damaged roads

16/01/2014

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the Department for Transport (DfT) to create a highways maintenance emergency fund following the recent spate of heavy rain and flooding.

Government money to be spent on flood-hit roads

13/02/2014

The government has pledged £61 million to help repair damaged roads and build greater resilience into the railway network in the south west.

£140m funding boost for roads hit by bad weather

11/03/2014

An extra £140million is being made available by the government to help repair flood-damaged roads.

Councils receive share of roads repair funding

20/03/2014

Local authorities across England have been told how much funding they will receive to help repair flood-damaged roads.

Thousands of potholes to be fixed in Staffordshire

26/03/2014

Around 7,000 extra potholes will be repaired across Staffordshire as part of a £2.1 million package of investment in the county’s roads.

Councils urged to apply for £168m pothole repair fund

24/04/2014

Local authorities are being invited to bid for a share of a £168 million pothole fund to repair local roads.

Government funding designed to improve air quality on local roads

02/06/2014

Towns and cities across England are being invited to bid for funding that is aimed at improving air quality on local roads.

Councils allocated £168m to fix potholes

20/06/2014

Local councils have been allocated £168 million of funding from a dedicated Pothole Repair Fund.

MPA welcomes roads funding

24/06/2014

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has welcomed the government’s £168 million funding from a dedicated Pothole Repair Fund.

Revealed: Local authority funding allocations over last five years

08/12/2014

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has produced a league table of the amount of money allocated by government to each local authority on road improvements over the last five years in England.

North Yorkshire roads set to benefit from £25m funding

18/03/2016

The government is providing an extra £25.6 million to help maintain and repair roads in north Yorkshire.

RSTA calls for increase in road maintenance budgets

10/05/2016

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has called for an increase in local road maintenance funding after statistics released by the Department for Transport (DfT) showed an increase in the number of licensed vehicles on the network.

ICE: Give combined authorities greater access to funding

30/06/2016

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) wants restrictions on combined authorities lifted in order to help them deliver better transport infrastructure.  

IPPR calls for “North First” approach to infrastructure funding

10/08/2016

Figures released by economic think tank IPPR reveal the North of England is six-times less funded than London on infrastructure.

Midlands Connect receives £12m funding boost

04/10/2016

The Department for Transport (DfT) has provided Midlands Connect with a further £12 million for its work in developing the transport links needed to power the Midlands Engine.

Highways self-assessment due 'very shortly' minister reveals

06/12/2016

The next round of the self-assessment process for local highways maintenance capital funding could start ‘very shortly’, Transport Minister Andrew Jones has revealed.

Major Road Network proposals gaining traction

04/01/2017

The co-authors of the Rees Jeffrey’s Report ‘A Major Road Network for England’ are increasingly optimistic that the study’s proposals will be taken forward.

County Council "disappointed" following A27 announcement

01/03/2017

The Leader of West Sussex County Council has expressed her disappointment following an announcement from Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, that improvements to the A27 at Chichester have been cancelled.

More than 3,000 British road bridges substandard - RAC Foundation

10/03/2017

More than 3,000 council-maintained road bridges in Great Britain are substandard, according to research by the RAC Foundation.

Roads Investment "strategy must be more realistic"

22/03/2017

The Department for Transport and Highways England are being told they need to take decisive action before the summer if they are to deliver optimal value from their Road Investment Strategy.

Minister reveals plans for five-year local roads funding strategy

09/11/2018

The roads minister Jesse Norman has revealed plans to move local roads closer to the kind of five-year funding package enjoyed by Highways England, revealing his officials are already working on a business case.

Norman says local RIS is hanging in the Treasury's balance

26/11/2018

Attempts to introduce a five-year funding package are in the balance, awaiting Treasury agreement, transport minister Jesse Norman has said.

Norman in a tangle on 'agenda-setting' safety cash

26/11/2018

The roads sector has been left wondering where £75m originally allocated to the Government's Safer Roads Fund will be spent, after the minister said the fund had 'done its job'.

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