Planned Highway Maintenance

The following planned surface treatment schemes have been developed using a combination of condition survey data, nominations from the regional teams and have been prioritised on a countywide basis.

The below documents show proposed surface treatment for the financial year 2017/18.

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You can find information on current roadworks taking place in Cornwall on our roadworks page.

All schemes are dependant upon programming and budget restraints and therefore it should be understood that these schemes may be subject to change.

A map showing planned roadworks is available which shows possible delays within each area. It includes information about timescales and the utility or authority responsible for the work.

Cornwall Council has been allocated £3.946m from the National Productivity Investment Fund for 2017/18. The aim of this funding is to reduce congestion at key locations, upgrade or improve the maintenance of local highway assets to improve access to employment and housing and to develop economic and job creation opportunities.

In Cornwall our local road network is a vital conduit for all of these activities with connectivity, availability and resilience being key to the economic life-blood of our communities. In 2017/18 we will be using the £3.946m to deliver a programme of works which will improve the condition, resilience and serviceability of our local road network thereby ensuring connectivity, reducing the likelihood of congestion due to premature infrastructure failure and thereby ensuring and improving the economic resilience of our rural business communities.

The list of schemes that will be delivered is as follows:

Productivity List

The Pothole Action Fund was announced in the Budget 2015 and totals £250 million, enough to repair on average over 4.7 million potholes or to stop them forming in the first place.  This funding has been allocated by formula shared by local highway authorities in England, outside London between 2016/17 and 2021.  The Department for Transport has announced allocations for 2017/18. Cornwall’s allocation is £1.847m.

Improvements and repairs will be made to 53 local road routes across Cornwall - from Penzance and The Lizard to Bude and Looe - after Cornwall Council successfully secured £5m in funding from the Department for Transport (DfT).

Local routes - the more frequently used B, C and U roads known as the 3A network – will benefit from the funding boost, which largely focus on maintenance work.

These are strategically important roads that connect places and people, but also ensure businesses and local economies are supported. This funding will see maintenance programmes, renewal of the carriageway, footways or cycleways and improved drainage – it’s an investment in ensuring our roads have better longevity.

The Council’s successful bid, announced by the DfT, saw Cornwall secure the maximum amount of money available from the DfT's Local Highway Maintenance Challenge Fund, with work expected to be completed within a year.

Please see the attached scheme list within Annex 3 within the bid documents below.

The main maintenance activities on these 53 routes will include surface treatment and drainage improvements.  The surface treatment will aid to arrest asset decline and improve skid resistance where required.  The drainage improvements will aim to reduce standing water and to protect previous treatment investment and protect those neighbouring highway structures.  Other activities will include remarking along with cat’s eye systems, where appropriate, and improved signage amongst other more minor treatments to improve network safety.

The Challenge Fund is to enable local highway authorities in England to bid for major maintenance projects that are otherwise difficult to fund through the normal needs based formula they receive. Cornwall’s bid documents for the fund are as follows:

The Department for Transport has invited proposals from eligible local highways authorities to improve the safety of specific sections of local A Roads where they believe the risk of fatal and serious collisions is highest based upon initial analysis by the Road Safety Foundation.  Cornwall Council is preparing a bid for submission in the Autumn 2017 for the two roads in Cornwall eligible for the bidding process; the A3071 St Just – Penzance A30 (137202:29873 to 145716:31849) and the A3058 Quintrell Downs – Summercourt A30 (184748:56348 to 188655:60129).  Information regarding the bid submission will be available on this page when it is submitted to the Department for Transport in the Autumn of 2017.