National Productivity Investment Fund

The National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) is a Department for Transport (DfT) fund aiming to provide funding for schemes that ease congestion, unlock economic and job opportunities and enable the delivery of new housing developments.

Herefordshire Council has been allocated £1.9 million from the National Productivity Investment Fund in 2017/18.

Funding from the National Productivity Investment Fund will be spent maintaining bridges in Herefordshire. The council is responsible for over 750 bridges across the county, all of which need regular maintenance and some that require more significant work and investment.

Bridges provide a critical route for those travelling throughout the county, and ensuring they stay in a good structural condition is important to prevent disruption and risk to road users. Major bridge maintenance works can be technically complex and they take time to design and deliver, however without this investment, the impact on the community can be catastrophic.

We have identified a programme of maintenance works that will mean that bridge closures or weight restrictions on bridges will be avoided. We have also allocated some of this funding towards additional road surfacing all in line with our asset management strategy.

You can download the full programme of planned works.

Bid submitted June 2017

We have submitted a bid to develop walking and cycling infrastructure within Hereford.

Download the bid application form and appendices.