The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a funding consultation document that is seeking views for the allocation of the £5.8 billion capital funding to be made available for road maintenance, through local authorities from 2015/16 to 2020/21.
The consultation builds on the discussion document, ‘Gearing up for efficient highways funding and delivery’ published earlier this year which set out a number of ways on how the DfT might allocate future funding to authorities.
Comments sent from the sector have been used by DfT to inform the consultation document.
Geoff Allister, executive director of the Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA) and HMEP board member, comments: “Local government and the highways sector is gearing up for change, from 2015. Taking the right steps now is vital so local highway authorities can feel confident they have the skills, resources and plans in place to deliver better roads and services, more efficiently, making the most of every penny available.”