Roads: Warickshire

Department for Transport written question – answered am ar 23 Ebrill 2024.

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Photo of Matt Western Matt Western Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact of potholes on drivers in Warwickshire.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Secretary of State is keen to support motorists in Warwickshire, and elsewhere, by mitigating the impact of potholes. Under the 1980 Highways Act, local highway authorities, such as Warwickshire County Council, are responsible for maintaining and managing the local highway network within their area.

For the 2024/25 financial year, the Government is providing Warwickshire County Council with over £18.2 million for highway maintenance. This includes £2.056 million of reallocated HS2 funding and is a 12.7% increase over the funding the Council was expecting in 2024/25 before the Prime Minister’s Network North announcement.

It is up to the respective highway authority how best to spend this funding to fulfil their statutory duty under Section 41 of the Highways Act 1980. Funding is not ring fenced and Warwickshire can spend the money on all aspects of highway maintenance such as bridges, cycleways, and lighting columns – and not just the fixing of potholes.

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