Improving Local Roads and Footways

Improving Local Roads and Footways

The City Council is committed to improving the condition of local roads and footways within neighbourhoods in Nottingham.

Area Capital Fund

The City Council continues to invest in improving local areas, including footways, with local communities across Nottingham. The Area Capital Fund is an area-based budget and schemes are determined by ward Councillors and agreed at Area Committee meetings.

Highway Infrastructure Asset Management

Nottingham’s highway infrastructure is hugely significant and provides a vital contribution to the economic health of the City, as well as making an important contribution to the economic success of the wider conurbation. Furthermore, it provides a range of social and recreational benefits to our citizens.

The highway infrastructure is certainly our most valuable asset, it is essential that our highway infrastructure is managed in an efficient and effective manner in order to deliver an affordable quality of service that our citizens require.

In line with the ‘Well Managed Highway Infrastructure Code of Practice: October 2016’ and the Department for Transport Incentive Fund Self-Assessment process, we have reviewed our existing policy and strategy and updated the content to reflect national guidance. The documents below describe how our highway infrastructure assets are managed now and to identify aspects for improvement across in the future;

Highway Safety Inspection Manual

Highway safety inspections are designed to ensure the network is safe and routinely checked for defects, which may have the potential to create injury or disruption to users of the highway network.

In October 2016, the UK Roads Liaison Group launched the new Well Managed Highway Infrastructure Code of Practice: October 2016. It recommends that the safety inspection and defect repair regimes should be based on risk, in accordance with local needs, context and priorities. There are no longer prescriptive or minimum standards published at which an authority should intervene and repair a defect. It is for local authorities to determine appropriate levels of service.

The new Highway Safety Inspection Manual sets out Nottingham City’s approach to the safety inspection process outlined in the Code of Practice

Nottingham Winter Service Plan

The aim of this document is to describe how the highway winter service is set up to provide for the winter season and how it is expanded to cope with more severe weather.
Nottingham City Council aims to provide a Highways Winter Service which, as far as reasonably practicable, allows the safe movements of vehicular traffic on the primary highway network, while minimising delays and accidents directly attributable to adverse weather conditions.

The new Asset Management Policy, Strategy and Framework along with the Highway Safety Inspection Manual and Winter Service Plan were approved by Portfolio Holder decision on 30 January 2020.

Maintenance Incentive Fund

The Highway Incentive Fund aims to improve local authority asset management capabilities, with an increasing proportion of maintenance funding allocated through this process. In April 2016, the Department for Transport announced the allocations of funding through the maintenance incentive fund for each local authority. These allocations are based on a self-assessment questionnaire that the local authority provides each year.

For 2019/20, Nottingham City Council is scored as a band two authority. The allocation will be used alongside the core maintenance funding.

Additional maintenance and Pothole funding

During the 2018 Budget, Government announced an allocation of a further £420 million of new money within the 2018/19 financial year was allocated to highways maintenance.

Two grant awards totalling £362,000 were awarded to Nottingham City. The funding has been directed towards essential carriageway repairs, which are detailed in reports below

A grant of £982,000 was provided to Nottingham City in November 2019. The funding has been directed to towards additional carriageway patching works and has supported a number of other planned carriageway improvements.

In March 2019, Nottingham City was awarded £141,319 pothole and flood resilience funding for the 2019/20 financial year.

Highway Maintenance Programme

The Local Transport capital programme includes a number of highway maintenance schemes. The following is not exhaustive but aims to give a list of improvements that will take place up until the end of the 2019/20 financial year;

Programme over 12 months

  • Barrack Lane, Carriageway Resurfacing, Radford & Park 
  • Ilkeston Road, Carriageway Patching, Radford & Park
  • Broadgate, Carriageway Patching, Wollaton East & Lenton Abbey
  • Moor Road, Carriageway Resurfacing, Bilborough
  • Flamsteed Road, Carriageway Resurfacing, Bilborough
  • Helston Drive, Carriageway Resurfacing, Bilborough
  • Green Lane, Carriageway Resurfacing, Clifton South
  • Lerwick Close, Carriageway Overlay, Clifton North
  • Fairsle Close, Carriageway Overlay, Clifton North
  • Huntly Close, Carriageway Overlay, Clifton North
  • Glenlivet Gardens, Carriageway Overlay, Clifton North
  • Sumburgh Road, Carriageway Overlay, Clifton North
  • Friar Street, Carriageway Overlay, Clifton North
  • Old Church Street, Carriageway Overlay, Dunkirk & Lenton
  • The Ropewalk, Carriageway Overlay, Radford & Park
  • Grantleigh Close, Carriageway Overlay, Wollaton West
  • Yalding Drive, Carriageway Overlay, Wollaton West
  • Yalding Gardens, Carriageway Overlay, Wollaton West
  • Ambleside Road, Carriageway Overlay, Aspley
  • Bankwood Close, Carriageway Overlay, Aspley
  • Allendale Avenue, Carriageway Overlay, Aspley
  • Exbourne Road, Carriageway Overlay, Aspley
  • Wycliffe Street, Carriageway Overlay, Basford
  • Haddon Street, Carriageway Overlay, Sherwood
  • Cameron Street, Carriageway Overlay, Sherwood
  • Crossman Street, Carriageway Overlay, Sherwood
  • Sceptre Street, Carriageway Overlay, Sherwood
  • Burnham Street, Carriageway Overlay, Sherwood
  • Mapperley Street, Carriageway Overlay, Mapperley
  • Donorch Avenue, Carriageway Overlay, Mapperley
  • Cresta Gardens, Carriageway Overlay, Mapperley
  • Goyden Close, Carriageway Overlay, Bulwell Forest
  • Gautries Close, Carriageway Overlay, Bulwell Forest
  • Summerwood Lane, Carriageway Resurfacing, Clifton West
  • Lambourne Drive, Carriageway Resurfacing, Wollaton West
  • Lanthwaite Road, Carriageway Resurfacing, Clifton West
  • Queens Drive (Phase 1), Carriageway Resurfacing, Meadows
  • Queens Drive (Phase 2), Carriageway Resurfacing, Radford & Park
  • Queens Drive (Phase 3), Carriageway Resurfacing, Meadows
  • Hucknall Road, Carriageway Resurfacing, Sherwood
  • Lower Parliament Street, Carriageway Resurfacing, City Centre