Agenda item

2020/21 HIGHWAYS BUDGET/PROGRAMME PROGRESS REPORT

[Electoral Divisions: All Carlisle]

 

To consider a report by the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure (copy enclosed).

 

This report presents the Highways Revenue, Devolved Capital and Non-Devolved Capital budget finance reports, combined with the highways programme progress information, as detailed in the attached appendices.

 

Minutes:

Members considered a report by the Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure which presented the Highways Revenue, Devolved Capital and Non-Devolved Capital budget finance reports, combined with the highways programme progress information.

 

The Leader asked a question regarding the scheme on Upperby Road (Ridley Road to Embleton Road) and whether this had been carried forward as this was in place before the additional £2m pothole funding from Government.  He also raised a question regarding the length of carriageway involved and the Local Area Highways Network Manager agreed to investigate the matter and respond direct.

 

During the course of discussion, whilst acknowledging the effects of COVID 19, concerns were raised regarding the works scheduled for November/December and asked whether officers were confident the works could be delivered during the winter months.  The Local Area Highways Network Manager agreed that the Programme may need to be re?evaluated due to inclement weather but confirmed as much work as possible would be carried out to prevent funding being carried forward.

 

The local Member for Belah asked if the scheme for the Etterby Road slope stabilisation project had been removed from the programme due to land disagreement with Network Rail and whether it would be possible to investigate if it would be possible to reach an agreement to have the enforcement on the bank completed. 

 

During the course of discussion further concerns were raised regarding the Etterby Road scheme and in particular costs which would be incurred by the County Council.  The Local Area Highways Network Manager explained that there was agreement with Network Rail that this would be a shared approach and that a significant amount of the Infrastructure Recovery Programme funding had been allocated for the scheme, highlighting this would not be taken out of the Local Committee’s budget. 

 

The Local Area Highways Network Manager had no further update but agreed to keep members updated in the future.

 

The local Member for Yewdale asked for further information regarding the location of the proposed scheme on Wigton Road.  The Local Area Highways Network Manager agreed to investigate this matter further and report back direct.

 

The local Member for Botcherby asked for updates on Eastern Way Bridge, Botcherby Bridge and further information on timescales for proposed schemes.  The Local Area Highways Network Manager agreed to investigate the matters and provide a response direct to the Member.

 

RESOLVED,   that the following be noted:-

 

                          (1)          the revenue and budget allocations for 2020/21 and the commitments and expenditure (as detailed in Appendices 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the report);

 

                          (2)          the programme progress information (referred to in Appendices 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the report);

 

                          (3)          the Highways Revenue budget has been split for use against various budget headings (referred to in Appendix 1 of the report);

 

                          (4)          the Devolved Capital and Additional Devolved Capital budgets have been split for use against various budget headings (detailed in Appendices 2 and 4 of the report);

 

                          (5)          Additional Capital allocations, devolved and non-devolved are no longer indicative values; the schemes listed are those being delivered.

 

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