Department for Transport additional local highways maintenance funding 2013/2014


The Chancellor's 2012 Autumn Statement on 5 December 2012 announced an additional £1.5 billion of Government investment to improve the highway network and reduce congestion. Of this, £215 million of Government capital funds are to be given to Local Authorities to renew, repair and extend the life of the highway network in England. This award was split over two financial years.

Bury Council was allocated £326,000 for the 2013/14 financial year and £175,000 for the 2014/15 financial year.

Although each Authority was left to identify its own schemes, these funds were to be used to undertake additional works to compliment those already planned within the existing Highways Capital Maintenance Programme of £1,465,000 for 2013/14 rather than to displace them.

Works carried out

As a consequence of the additional DfT grant funding, the following 23 streets had works undertaken to them.

Streets in Bury that have had micro asphalt surfacing

  • Griffin Close
  • Raymond Avenue
  • Haslem Hey Close
  • Whalley Drive
  • Affetside Drive

Streets in Prestwich that have had micro asphalt surfacing

  • Hampden Road
  • Polefield Circle
  • Langley Road

Streets in Prestwich that have been resurfaced

  • Park Road

Streets in Radcliffe that have had micro asphalt surfacing

  • Stonedelph Close
  • Strangford Street
  • Salisbury Road

Streets in Tottington that have had micro asphalt surfacing

  • Harwood Road

Streets in Ramsbottom that have been resurfaced

  • Summerseat Lane
  • Geoffrey Street

Streets in Ramsbottom that have had micro asphalt surfacing

  • Carr Bank Avenue
  • Harcles Drive
  • Howe Drive

Streets in Whitefield that have had micro asphalt surfacing

  • Malton Avenue
  • Sergeants Lane
  • Church Lane
  • Mather Avenue
  • Abingdon Avenue

How to report a problem with roads in the borough of Bury

Problems with roads can be reported online or by phone on 0161 253 5353. 

Contact for Highway Network Services