Improving Local Roads and Footways

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

Area Capital Fund

The City Council has invested over £40million in improving local areas with local communities continuing to benefit from the implementation of over 100 schemes per year, across the whole city.

These schemes are determined by ward councillors at Area Committee.

Annual Maintenance Programme

Our Highways team regularly monitors and reviews the condition of the highway network to repair network elements or to make situations safe. Members of the public can report any faults on the road online at or over the phone by contacting the call centre on 0115 915 2000.

Pothole Action Fund (2017/18)

In January 2017, the Department for Transport announced further funding for repairing potholes. This was provided to local authorities on a funding formula based on road length. Nottingham City Council was provided £174,000 for 2017/18 through this fund.

A report detailing the works that was carried out is provided here.

Maintenance Incentive Fund

This separate funding stream is aimed to improve local authority maintenance efficiency, with an increasing proportion of maintenance funding allocated through this funding. 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 2017/18, Nottingham City Council is scored as a band two authority. This will be used alongside the core maintenance funding for the residential resurfacing programme. An announcement regarding the allocations for 2017/18 is expected to be announced by the Department for Transport shortly.

Other funding


Winter Resilience Funding

In March 2018 it was confirmed that Nottingham will receive an additional £242,057 to cover additional maintenance works over the coming year due to the winter weather experienced in the previous Winter. Further details regarding funding and the schemes using this funding will be published here once the programme of works is confirmed.

Contact Us

Tel: 0115 915 2000

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