being made available in the current year for local authorities to
enable vital safety schemes and urgent repairs to roads to be
The funding is directed at meeting the costs of emergency safety
measures and essential remedial work to roads and bridges identified
by authorities in England outside London. It will also enable
progress to be made on a range of safety-related schemes, traffic
management improvements and other schemes of importance locally in a
number of areas.
John Spellar said:
'This financial support will enable local authorities to tackle the
most pressing local transport problems in their area and to deliver
improvements in transport quickly. It will allow urgent safety and
road improvement works to be given priority by authorities and speed
up progress on a range of large and small scale transport schemes.
'This announcement demonstrates our commitment to supporting local
government to deliver solutions that can make a difference to
people's everyday experience of transport.'
Among the schemes receiving additional financial support in 2002-03
- Sedgefield to Wynward improvement scheme, Durham (£525,000)
- A15 Werrington to Glinton bypass, Peterborough (£528,000)
- Ballingdon Bridge, Suffolk (£1,500,000)
- A143 Broome to Ellingham bypass, Norfolk (£554,000)
- Arsley Bridge, Bedfordshire (£890,000)
- Merseyway, Stockport (£673,000)
- A44 Fox Inn, Bransford, Worcestershire (£500,000)
- Kingswood Town Centre traffic management scheme, South
- Safer Routes to Schools, Surrey (£700,000)
This funding is being made available from the amount of the capital
allocations for local transport held in reserve for emergency
purposes and unused in 2001-02.
The financial support to authorities is in the form of Supplementary
Credit Approval and can only be used in 2002-03. SCA allows
authorities to borrow amounts up to specified levels for local
transport capital works. Funds are provided to authorities in
subsequent years through the Revenue Support Grant (RSG) settlement
to offset the cost of repaying the sums borrowed.
NATURE OF WORK
Preventative maintenance of transporter Bridge.
Dawdon-Seaham Link Road.
A19 Billingham Diversion Overbridges Safety fencing renewal
Coast Road A1058 Safety Scheme.
A66 Safety Barriers.
East of England
Improvements at Trumpington
Additional Safe Routes to Schools and Cycleways added between
M11Junction and Park and Ride site
A15 Werrington to Glinton Bypass.
Strengthening of Ballingdon Bridge.
A143 Broome-Ellingham Bypass.
Arlesey Bridge maintenance scheme.
Safety Improvement schemes
Traffic management and calming
Yorkshire & Humberside
Remedial earthworks to rectify structural road damage
Barrier safety repairs
Remedial works to protect the Dutch River Bridge foundations in
Road safety measures - Safety fencing on A24
Brighton & Hove
Strengthening of Pier frontage
Brighton & Hove
Remedial works to Aquarium Colonnade.
Additional Safe Routes to Schools
Transport Direct, enhancement of Real Time Passenger Information
Enhancement to Home Zone Scheme
Kingswood Town Centre - pedestrian/environmental enhancement and
traffic management improvements
Traffic Signal Junction safety improvements
Drainage repairs and surveys
A4137 Pitchcombe - highway stabilisation
A416 Dudridge Spur - carriageway improvements
A380 Townmills - carriageway improvements
A3124 Wooleigh - carriageway improvements
A377 Portsmouth Arms to Umberleigh - carriageway improvements
A350 Chippenham - Safety fencing
Major maintenance scheme on non-trunked motorway section of M62
Linney Lane Bridge - strengthening works
Merseyway - repairs to gantry and bridge maintenance works
A444 Stivichal Cheylesmore Bypass - Safety Fence replacement
B4196 Holt Heath, scheme to raise minor roads above flood levels
C2022 Brook Lane, Cropthorne, scheme to raise minor road above flood
St John's Railway Bridge scheme, Kenilworth - Cost increases
Road maintenance schemes
A44 Fox Inn, Bransford, scheme to raise road above flood levels
New Road, Bridgnorth, works to provide permanent stabilisation to new
Brettell Lane Railway Bridge, Brierley Hill - strengthening work.
Enhancement of facilities for disabled at traffic signals to meet
Road over rail safety works at high risk sites
Toton Flood Arch emergency bridge works
Nottingham City Council
Carlton Road Scheme - bus priority measures