Department for Transport- additional funding

Requests made by us to the Department for Transport for additional highways maintenance funding.

Challenge fund submissions

The documents below contain all the supporting documentation for submissions to the Department for Transport (DfT).

Challenge Fund Submission 2017

We've recently submitted a bid for funding from the ‘Department for Transport Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund Tranche 2A’:

Challenge Fund Submission 2017
Download (6.52MB)

Statement of Spend as at 31st March 2017

The following statement is made in compliance with the grant conditions in respect of additional funding having been provided by the Department for Transport (DfT) under the Pothole Action Fund 2016/17.

This statement outlines how and where the additional funding was spent in complementing Doncaster Council annual planned maintenance expenditure.

The additional grant funding received from the DfT for highway maintenance was set at £250,000 for use in 2016/17 and was used to identify and undertake over 4,950sqm of robust permanent patching of the carriageway in the following areas of the Doncaster Borough:

  • Balby 
  • Instoneville
  • Conisbrough
  • Dunscroft
  • Stainforth
  • Thorne
  • Wheatley

Much of the patching work was undertaken on the local roads network on residential streets in order to achieve the greatest benefits to Doncaster’s citizens, some of the works remaining ongoing into the new financial year.

The patching works that have been undertaken are aimed at preserving and restoring the condition of local roads in Doncaster a number of which will be followed up with a preventative surface dressing treatment during 2017/18 in accordance with good practice recommendations. This treatment seals the road helping to restore its surface integrity and prolong its life, by utilising this maintenance strategy it will effectively secure the significant investment made in the patching process and will help support the long term durability and performance of the local road network in Doncaster.

The level of funding for planned highway maintenance in Doncaster was the same as in previous years used for structural, surface and preventative road maintenance schemes and treatment processes. The additional DfT funding received compliments Doncaster’s own funding and it supports a robust two stage process of patching and surface dressing at a borough wide level.


Last updated: 21 April 2017 09:56:54