Highway maintenance: winter damage

Pothole Fund Spend Update April 2015

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council received £681,084 from the Government Pothole Fund that was announced in the Budget in March 2014.

The Council committed to publishing a quarterly 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 third and final quarterly report.

How has it been spent?

These funds have been used to support the council’s carriageway resurfacing, carriageway surface treatment and extended patch repair programmes.

£203,000 of the funding has been invested in this year’s surface dressing programme and has enhanced an already extensive programme of 42km by a further 7km, bringing the total investment in surface dressing on the roads within Sefton to £1.2m.

Approximately 2.5km of carriageway on Sefton’s network has also been permanently resurfaced through the council’s annual programme of major planned maintenance works totalling a further £212,000 investment on the local highway network.

The remaining funds of £266,084 has been invested in the Council’s extended patch repair programmes, enabling approximately 8000m2 of carriageway being permanently reinstated across the borough.


  • A59 Northway, Maghull (Robins Island) Resurfacing

  • A5038 Southport Road, Bootle (Islands @ Northfield Rd & Aintree Rd) Resurfacing

  • A565 Formby Bypass, Formby (Liverpool Rd to Altcar Lane) Surface Dressing

  • A565 Formby Bypass, Formby (Southport Rd to Southport Old Rd) Surface Dressing

  • Eastbourne Road, Southport (All) Surface Dressing

  • Altcar Road, Formby (Alt Road to A565 Formby Bypass) Surface Dressing

  • Fleetwoods Lane, Netherton  (All)  Surface Dressing.

  • Moss Lane, Hightown (Gorsey Lane to Orrell Hill Lane) - Resurfacing

  • A565 Preston New Road, Southport (Marshside Road to Marine Drive) – Patch Repairs

  • B5422 Sefton Road / Gorsey Lane, Litherland (All) - Patch Repairs

  • A565 Derby Road, Bootle (Liverpool Boundary to Millers Bridge) – Patch Repairs

  • A565 Albert Road, Southport (Leyland Road to Park Road) - Patch Repairs

  • Mersey View, Crosby (All) – Patch Repairs

  • London Square, Southport (All) – Patch Repairs


Last Updated on 09 July 2015

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