In November 2018, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council was awarded £1,346,000.00 of funding by the Department for Transport as a Grant under Section 31 of the Local Government Act. This was in addition to Pothole Grant of £170,000.00. These Grants were intended to assist the authority to improve the condition of the local highway network, permanently repair potholes and undertake work to prevent the formation of potholes. Dudley’s allocation was part of a 2018 budget allocation of £420 million for Local Highway Maintenance Funding and £50 million for Pothole Action Funding made available to local authorities on a national basis.
Dudley Council welcomes the additional funding and to comply with the conditions of the grant set out by the Department for Transport publishes the following information:
The highway maintenance activities in Dudley comprise a range of programmed structural and preventative carriageway and footway maintenance treatments including.
The Grant money has been spent in both planned and reactive works as detailed below:
The Section 31 funding supplemented the Councils budget for carriageway and footway maintenance in 2018/19 which was £6.306 million for both planned and reactive works. It can be clearly seen that the Council has continued to make a significant contribution to improving the condition of the highway asset in Dudley and the Department for Transport funding has complemented and added to this improvement programme.