Highway Maintenance Funding Bids

Pothole Action Fund 2016 /17 – Update

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council received £155,000 from the Government Pothole Fund that was announced in April 2016 by the Secretary of State for Transport.

The Council committed to publishing an annual report on its website, which will be copied to the Department for Transport (DfT), showing how much money has been spent, along with the type of activities which have been undertaken and where. This is the final report.

These funds have been used to support the council’s, annual carriageway surface treatment and pre-patching repair programmes.

Approximately £56,000 of this funding was invested in carriageway surface dressing pre-treatment patch repairs and the remaining funds of £99,000 was used to enhance the councils micro asphalt surfacing programmes by a further 18,000m2 bringing the total investment in surface dressing and micro surfacing on the roads within Sefton to £1.5m.

The funding allowed Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council to undertake the following work at the following sites:

Road NameLocationExtent of WorksWork TypeCoverage m2
Linacre Road Bootle Knowsley Road To Bridge Road Patch Repairs 126
Seaton Way Southport All Patch Repairs 247
Foxhouse Lane Maghull All Patch Repairs 517
Bullbridge Lane Aintree Wango Lane To Alt Road Patch Repairs 126
Southbank Road Southport Cemetery Road To Town Lane Patch Repairs 121
Lunt Road Sefton Long Lane To Brickwall Lane Patch Repairs 307
Collins Close Bootle All Micro Surfacing 375
Cookson Road Seaforth All Micro Surfacing 1078
Copy Lane Netherton All Micro Surfacing 835
Cowper Street Bootle All Micro Surfacing 1272
Coyford Drive Southport All Micro Surfacing 815
Crediton Drive Southport All Micro Surfacing 716
Crockleford Avenue Southport All Micro Surfacing 2146
Cullen Avenue Bootle All Micro Surfacing 655
Dawlish Drive Southport All Micro Surfacing 1467
Dryden Street Bootle All Micro Surfacing 1412
Duddon Avenue Maghull All Micro Surfacing 619
Eamont Avenue Southport All Micro Surfacing 2015
Elm Drive Seaforth All Micro Surfacing 958
Elson Road Formby All Micro Surfacing 3300
Exmoor Close Southport All Micro Surfacing 337


Challenge Fund

The Department for Transport (DfT) has made a proportion of national highways maintenance funding available to local authorities through a bidding process named the Challenge Fund. 

The current bidding process is for potential projects that would be constructed over the next three years (2015/16 to 2017/18).

This submission is a Combined Authority joint bid with Liverpool City Council, Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council and Wirral Borough Council for improvements along sections of the A59 Corridor.

Proposals include carriageway improvements and street lighting upgrades along sections of this strategic route as well as replacement of safety barriers along the Sefton sections of the route. 

Liverpool City Region Challenge Fund Application (pdf 190KB)
Liverpool City Region Street Lighting Upgrades Application (word 174KB)

Last Updated on 31 March 2017