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Road maintenance funding bids


This page contains information about our road maintenance funding bids.

Highways maintenance funding October 2018

In October 2018, the Government allocated a further £420 million nationally for local highways maintenance of which £22.759 million was allocated to the North East. This additional funding is being allocated using the highways maintenance funding formula and is for the repair of roads, including potholes, bridges and local highways infrastructure generally. 

Durham County Council has been awarded £5.269 million and we have funded a number of different projects including; bridges, drainage and local highway maintenance schemes. The following list details the schemes that have received funding:

  • C57 Front Street Lanchester
  • Unc Castledene Rd Delves Lane
  • Unc Sidlaw Avenue Chester-le-Street
  • A693 Morrison Busty Rbt Annfield Plain
  • Unc North Road Durham City
  • Unc Mill Farm Road Hamsterley Mill
  • Unc Hobson Ind Est Burnhopfield
  • Unc Lindisfarne Road Castleside
  • Unc 18.6 Meadowfield Farm Rd Satley
  • Unc 116.18 Howgill Grange Balderdale
  • Unc Slip Rd Galgate/Queen St Barnard Castle
  • Unc Forest of Teesdale PS Forest-in-Teesdale
  • Unc 116.20 Grassholme Lane Lunedale
  • Unc 34.7 Leeholme to Westerton Leeholme
  • Unc Lushby Crescent Woodhouse Close
  • Unc Grange Hill Canney Hill
  • Unc Ridgeway Aycliffe Ind Est
  • Unc Jubilee Road Shildon
  • Unc Baliol Road Newton Aycliffe
  • Unc Burtree Road Aycliffe Ind Est
  • Unc Waverly Terrace Shildon
  • Unc The Meadows Sedgefield
  • Unc Langley Park Ind Est Langley Park
  • Unc Cemetry Road Esh Winning
  • Unc Drum Lane Ind Est Chester-le-Street
  • Unc Cleveland Ave Chester-le-Street
  • Unc Howlands P&R Access Durham City
  • Unc Carr Street Spennymoor
  • Unc Gore Hill Estate Sth Thronley
  • Unc Margaret Tce Trimdon Colliery
  • Unc Queen Alexandra Rd Rbt Dawdon
  • Unc Vane Tempest Rbt Seaham
  • Unc Davy Drive/Mill Hill NW Ind Est Peterlee
  • A68 - A688 Rbt to C42 West Auckland
  • C187 Durham Way North Newton Aycliffe
  • C184 Newcastle Rd Chester-le-Street
  • A1086 Middle Street Blackhall Colliery
  • B1404 Station Road Seaham
  • Unc Glenavon Avenue - Chester-le-Street
  • Unc Hardwick Street Blackhall Colliery
  • Unc Woods Terrace Murton
  • Unc George Street - Sherburn Hill
  • Unc Camperdown Ave/Rickleton Ave Chester-le-Street
  • Unc Ennerdale Place Chester-le-Street
  • Unc Sheelin Ave (Phase 2) Chester-le-Street
  • Unc Aged Miners Sacriston
  • B6301 Ford Road Lanchester
  • Unc John Street No Place
  • Unc First St/Sixth St Crookhall
  • Unc Tower Road - Annfield Plain 
  • Unc Brook View Lanchester
  • Unc Oliver St/Moore St South Moor
  • Unc Canterbury Road Newton Hall
  • Unc Lawson Road Bowburn
  • Unc Geoffrey Avenue (Phase 2) Nevilles Cross
  • B6302 East Flass Farm Flass Hall
  • B1280 Salters Lane (Phase 3) Wingate
  • Unc Newlands Road Northlea
  • B1404 Station Road (Phase 2) Seaham
  • Unc Blackhills Terrace Horden
  • Unc Woodland Avenue Hordon
  • Unc Kingston Ave/Laurel Ave Deneside
  • C22 Wingate Road South Trimdon Colliery
  • Unc Rectory Lane Wolsingham
  • C129 Footway to Crem Coundon
  • Thistlewood Bridge Refurb
  • Evenwood Bridge Refurb Scheme
  • Broadwood Bridge Contribution

National Productivity Investment Fund

We were allocated the following funding from the Department for Transport to be delivered in 2017/18.

AllocationWhere funding will be spent

Highway Maintenance £1.83 million

Resurfacing of unclassified roads of economic importance i.e.: industrial estates and bus routes countywide

Integrated Transport £0.506 million

Refurbishment of key traffic signal installations, to include replacement of life expired "plastic coated" traffic signal poles.

Upgrading of our UTMC system to give improved levels of operational efficiency in the monitoring and management of the road network.

Safer Roads Fund

The following bid has been formulated for the A67 between Bowes and Barnard Castle which has been identified by the Road Safety Foundation as being a high risk road.  Following a rigorous risk based analysis the following measures are proposed to reduce the likelihood of further accidents occurring:

  • Speed management measures - gateway features on the approaches to Barnard Castle and a 20 mph zone within the town.
  • Pedestrian movements - new and improved pedestrian crossing points in Barnard Castle.
  • Carriageway delineation

The range of road safety improvements are proposed to be delivered from October 2017 with completion in June 2018.  With an estimate of £528,000 the following proposal will demonstrate how this represents a worthwhile investment in road safety.

Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund (2017/18)

Further funding of £75million has been made available by the Department for Transport in 2017/18.

Resurfacing of Strategic Roads

Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund (2014/15)

The Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund enables local highway authorities in England to bid for funding from the government for major maintenance projects that are otherwise difficult to fund through the normal allocations they receive. The fund was announced by the government in the Autumn 2014 statement. 

Small Scheme Bid - upgrade of street lighting

Small Scheme Bid - resurfacing of unclassified carriageways and footways

Section 31 (Local Government Act, 2003) Grant for Severe Weather Flood Recovery Fund (2013/14)

In March 2014, the Secretary of State for Transport announced that an additional £140m was being made available to local highway authorities in England to help repair damage to the local road network caused by the recent severe weather. Of this, £1.242m was awarded to us on the understanding that we publish a brief statement setting how this additional funding will be spent. The briefing note can be viewed here:

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