Pothole Action Fund 2017-18

Wirral Council received £272,000 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.

As a result the Council has carried out permanent repairs to a total of 3,508 potholes during 2017-18.

In addition to this 522 m2 of major preventative patching was undertaken.

The remainder of the funding was used to treat 24 roads to prevent further deterioration.

The Council had originally budgeted to spend £2,514,543 this financial year on repairing roads and this additional funding has complemented the wider maintenance expenditure by the authority.

Wirral also received a further allocation and this will be the subject of a further report.

Wirral docks bridges

Wirral Council 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 was completed in 2018.

Challenge Fund application

The grant application documents are available to download: