This funding was allocated by formula and shared by local highway authorities in England, outside London.
Between 2016/17 and 2020/21, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced several further rounds of the Pothole Action Fund.
In April 2019, the DfT allocated a further £5.35m from the Pothole Action Fund for authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber region, enough to fix or prevent around 108,000 potholes in 2019/20.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council received £623,000 from this round of the Pothole Action Fund on top of its typical annual highway maintenance block allocation of £8.9m.
The decision was made to spend the £623,000 allocation on the follow preventative treatments:
- Roadmaster: £371,000, filling 11,120 potholes.
- Ultrascreed: £150,000, addressing 8,075 potholes.
- Structural patching programme which was enhanced to deliver £491,000 worth of structural repair.
In total, the DfT’s most recent Pothole Action Fund allocation has enabled the authority to fix/prevent a total of 20,444 potholes, ensuring that roads in the East Riding remain safe and fit for purpose.