Final Monitoring Report on Department for Transport (DfT) Pothole Fund 2017/18

In April 2017 Oldham Council were awarded £193,000 from the Department for Transport (DfT) Pothole Action Fund for the 2017/18 financial year. This was to be used to carry out works to prevent and/or permanently fix potholes on the local highway network that Oldham Council is responsible for. This allocation was in addition to our local highway authority planned highways maintenance expenditure of £2.7m* in 2017/18.

The Pothole Action Fund schemes delivered were selected using Highway Survey data, data collected from inspections and problem areas with large numbers of actionable defects highlighted for improvement using this funding. 

The Pothole Action Fund schemes were designed to enhance existing programmes and minimise the impact on road users while protecting and enhancing the network. The list of specific works and overall strategy were presented to and supported by Senior Officers and the Portfolio Holder for Environmental Services.

A requirement of this award is for Oldham Council to publish an annual progress report by the end of March 2018 for the Department for Transport, providing details of the works undertaken. These details are shown below:

Road Name / Extents / Other Costs Costs Surfacing Ward Completed
Robinson Street (Full Length - 278m) £26,538.53 Bitmac Chadderton Central Jun-17
Whiteley Street (Full Length - 223m) £26,178.36 Bitmac Chadderton South Jun-17
Cardigan Street (Full Length - 198m) £26,256.11 Bitmac Royton South Jun-17
Hollinhall Street (Full Length - 301m) £27,141.80 Bitmac Waterhead Jul-17
Netherhey Street (Full Length - 389m) £33,638.31 Bitmac Alexandra Aug-17
Huddersfield Road / Sam Road Junction (45m) £18,835.50 HRA Saddleworth North Jul-17
Sugar Lane / Wool Road Junction (112m) £40,870.28 SMA Saddleworth North Aug-17
Fees (Procurement, Project management, etc.) £19,817.98 - - Mar-18



*Figure includes footways and excludes retaining walls.

**Oldham Council has funded the additional works over and above the £193,000 Pothole Action Fund allocation.