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Roads: Cumbria

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 1146, tabled on 4 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what investment in road infrastructure there has been in (a) Workington constituency and (b) Allerdale district in each year since 2005.

Answered on

9 June 2015

Highways England (formerly the Highways Agency) is responsible for the Strategic Road Network and Cumbria County Council for the local road network within the Workington constituency and Allerdale district. The A595 Parton to Lillyhall improvement was the one major project that Highways England were responsible for in the wider Allerdale district since 2005. The spend profile since 2005/06 is shown below:

Year

2005/06

2006/07

2007/08

2008/09

2009/10

2010/11

Total

Spend (£m)

0.95

4.785

14.616

20.534

0.596

0.539

42.642

Highways England spent the following amounts on maintenance and improvements:

Allerdale District

Workington Constituency

Financial Year

£ million

Financial Year

£ million

2005/2006

0.917

2005/2006

0.050

2006/2007

2.123

2006/2007

0.055

2007/2008

2.536

2007/2008

0.004

2008/2009

1.917

2008/2009

0.016

2009/2010

2.151

2009/2010

0.246

2010/2011

1.365

2010/2011

0.210

2011/2012

0.484

2011/2012

0.010

2012/2013

1.476

2012/2013

0.000

2013/2014

2.553

2013/2014

0.052

2014/2015

1.597

2014/2015

0.070

The Department for Transport provides funding to local highway authorities for the local road network. For Cumbria County Council the allocations since 2005 are as follows:

Year

£ million

2005/06

15.816

2006/07

17.378

2007/08

18.691

2008/09

19.801

2009/10

26.478

2010/11

58.27

2011/12

49.197

2012/13

34.772

2013/14

47.616

2014/15

40.666

2015/16

36.708

Cumbria have also been allocated £24.6 million through the Local Growth Fund announced in July 2014 and January 2015 for transport schemes including £2m towards replacement of a life expired road bridge that provides access to the Port of Workington.

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