Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund

In August 2017, Herefordshire Council secured £5 million from the Department for Transport's local highways maintenance challenge fund (view our challenge fund bid documents). This will enable the council to support economic growth in the region by investing in transport routes leading to Herefordshire's Skylon Park Enterprise Zone - a world-class business hub hosting in excess of 200 companies.

The road maintenance works will include a specific focus on the Midlands Connect strategic economic corridors which comprise of the A4103 Hereford to Worcester road, the A465 Hereford to Abergavenny road and the A438 Hereford to Brecon road.

The £5 million of government funding will be supplemented by £3 million from Herefordshire Council's own capital programme, and the scheme is set to improve the condition of the above A roads through a combination of resurfacing, surface dressing and carriageway rejuvenation which will be carried out by our contractor Balfour Beatty Living Places.

This funding follows an additional investment of £20 million into local roads by Herefordshire Council between 2014 - 2016.

Resurfacing works

Phase 1 of the resurfacing works is complete and projects in phase 2 will start in August 2018 on the A438, A4102 and A465

Works on A438

A438 august 2018 Challenge fund works

Works on A4103

A4103 Challenge fund works

Works on A465

Map of A465 road closure in August 2018