In December 2012 as announced in the Autumn Statement by the Chancellor the government has made available additional funding to local highway authorities to renew and repair the road network. The Department for Transport allocated £140m in 2013/2014 and a further £75m in 2014 / 2015.
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council has been awarded in 2013/ 2014 £473,000 of funding by the Department for Transport as a Capital Grant for the repair and renewal of the highway asset.
To comply with the conditions of the grant set out by Department for Transport, the Council is publishing the following information.
The Highways Maintenance activities in Dudley comprises a range of programmed structural and preventative carriageway maintenance treatments, including
This work is undertaken in line with Highway Asset Management principles, supported by the Government, to ensure best value.
The grant money was spent undertaking preventative maintenance in the form of micro asphalting and surface dressing carriageways.
In 2013/14 a programme of 75 roads, 62 micro asphalt surfacing and 13 surface dressing, for a total cost of £702,750 was undertaken. This cost was funded from the Department of Transport Grant of £473,000 and funding by Dudley Council of £229,750.
The Council welcomes the additional funding from the Department of Transport which contributed to a capital expenditure of £4,224,000 in 2013/ 2014 which contributes to improving the condition of the highway network in Dudley.