In the 2014 Budget statement, the Government announced the creation of a Pothole Fund worth £200 million, with £168 million being made available to highway authorities in England to help repair damage to the local road network. The funding is available in the 2014/15 financial year.
View Sefton Council's application for pothole funding (word)
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.