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Challenge Fund Bids 2019-20 and 2020-21

Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund

The Local Highways Maintenance 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 funding they receive from government.

The current tranche of the challenge fund will be available for 2019 to 2020 and 2020 to 2021, with a total of £198 million on offer. Local authorities will be able to bid for projects that will carry out improvements to the quality of roads and surrounding infrastructure, including bridges and viaducts, to benefit the local economy and make driving safer.

In 2019 to 2020 the funding available is £98 million. Each local highway authority is eligible to submit one bid for up to £5 million of DfT funding for 2019 to 2020. We are also seeking expressions of interest for larger projects in 2020 to 2021 with a minimum DfT contribution of £5 million each, for which a total of £100 million is available in that year.


Our applications

Tranche 2B bid for funding in 2019/20: A programme of climate resilience building measures on key commuter routes serving the wider Bristol City Region link

Expression of Interest for 2020/21 funding: A420 Warmley to Wick – Highways Asset Future Proofing for Climate Resilience and Future Mobility link


The full applications can be viewed on the Travel West website.

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