Pothole Action Fund 2016-17

Wirral Council received £206,000 from the Department of Transport's Pothole Action Fund to spend on permanently fixing potholes or to prevent them from forming in the first place.

A proportion of this funding was divided equally between the four constituency areas. As a result the Council has carried out permanent repairs to a total of 5,346 potholes during 2016-17.

The remainder of the funding was used to treat a number of roads to prevent further deterioration with approximately 3km of roads being treated.

The Council had originally budgeted to spend £3,156,000 this financial year on repairing roads and this additional funding has complemented the wider maintenance expenditure by the authority.

Wirral docks bridges

Wirral Council has received a government grant of £6.4m from the Department for Transport under the Local Highway Maintenance Challenge Fund towards the replacement of two highway bridges on the A554 Tower Road in Birkenhead. 

Work started on site in March 2017 and is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. The works will be planned to have the minimum possible disruption to motorists.

Challenge Fund application

The grant application documents are available to download: