Highway maintenance funding increase (Network North)

The Government is giving £8.3 billion in additional funding for road resurfacing projects across the country over the next 11 years.

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Next steps
  3. Disruption to roads
  4. Sustainability
  5. Funding allocations

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Overview

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Made possible by reallocated HS2 funding

The Government is giving £8.3 billion in additional funding for road resurfacing projects across the country over the next 11 years.

South Tyneside Council will receive £246,000 per year from this funding pot.

The 2023 / 24 funding allows work to be brought forward on roads impacted by the wet winter weather.

Resurfacing works will be delivered on River Drive, South Shields. This additional 600m of work will be completed within 2023 / 24 financial year.

In 2024 / 25 the following roads will be resurfaced:

  • Perth Avenue, South Shields
  • Hedworth Lane, Jarrow

This is an additional 450m of carriageway resurfacing.

The additional investment will repair roads that have deteriorated faster than expected and have received numerous insurance claims and complaints.


Next steps

The Council will publish a long-term strategy detailing how the 10 years of additional funding will be allocated.

Options include:

  • developing a resurfacing programme for major roads / the resilient network
  • resurfacing unclassified / estate roads
  • increasing investment in renewing concrete road bays

Disruption to roads

The yearly resurfacing schedule is shared with utility companies to coordinate projects and avoid clashes that inconvenience you / road users.

Once works are completed, new paved roads are protected from further utility work for 2 to 3 years.


Sustainability

As part of our climate emergency Pledge, the Council is committed to reducing carbon from road maintenance:

  • using warm-mix asphalt materials
  • installing recycled plastic speed humps
  • piloting new low-carbon surveying and materials

Funding allocations

The funding allocations in this table are for the maintenance of all highways assets across the network.

Highway Maintenance Allocations

Financial Year

Department for Transport Funding

Highway Maintenance (Needs Based / Incentive Element)

Pot Hole / Challenge Funding

South Tyneside Council Funding

(Medium Term Financial Plan)

Total Funding

2019/20

£1,508,000

£686,000

£4,225,000

£6,419,000

2020/21

£1,508,000

£1,275,000

£6,560,000

£9,343,000

2021/22

£1,074,000

£859,000

£7,500,000

£9,433,000

2022/23

£1,074,000

£859,000

£6,670,000

£8,603,000

2023/24

£1,074,000

£1,105,000

£4,750,000

£6,929,000

2024/25

£1,074,000

£1,105,000

£2,325,000

£4,504,000

 

For more information on Network North, see GOV.UK: Network North