The repair of potholes and stopping them from forming is one element to improve road condition for all users. Well maintained highways not only improve local productivity but also the environment (by reducing delays), and makes cycling, walking more attractive. The Government is providing guidance and funding to highway authorities like Bolton to ensure that our local roads and other highway assets are fit for the future.

Highways assets include carriageways, footways, structures and bridges, street lighting, and other street furniture such as signage and traffic signals.

Funding for highways maintenance comes from a number of sources, including the Department for Transport and also from internal Council budgets.

You can download further information on how we have spent this funding and details of the individual schemes.

£12m Council programme to repair Bolton’s roads

Much needed improvements to combat the continued deterioration of residential roads were approved by the Council’s Cabinet in September 2019.  Each Ward in the Borough has been allocated a £600k share of the budget and local Councillors were consulted on which roads and footways they wanted to see included as priorities in their areas.  The final approved programme of work can be viewed in this report.

Regular updates of where work will be carried out next will be available here.

Daisy Hill Station Bridge

Bolton Council have applied to the Department for Transport (Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund Tranche 2B) through Transport for Greater Manchester for much needed bridge maintenance funding for the essential repairs required at Daisy Hill Station Bridge. Details of the application can be downloaded here.