Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund

The council has submitted a bid to the Department for Transport for funding of £5 million from the Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund.

This funding is to enable local highway authorities in England to bid for major maintenance projects that are otherwise difficult to fund through the usual funding they receive.

Our proposed scheme

The scheme we're proposing is the A628 at Hoylandswaine.

The section of the A628 from the Lord Nelson public house to the Hoylandswaine roundabout is affected by problems with the expansion of steel slag capping and sub-base.

Where water comes into contact with the steel slag, a reaction occurs that causes it to expand. This expansion creates a hazardous uneven road surface, causing significant disruption on a key strategic route due to ongoing maintenance.

Under the proposed scheme, we could excavate the road, remove the steel slag and reconstruct the road using material that complies with current specification for highway works.

Documents to support our bid