How highways services are funded
East Sussex Highways is funded by two main sources:
- Revenue funding
- Captial funding
Revenue funding comes from your Council tax, business rates and Government grants
We use revenue funding for any safety issue such as:
- Blocked drains
- Missing road lines
Capital investment is the money borrowed by the Council or from government grant to invest in the road network. This form of funding can only be spent on assets to replace worn out elements to return them to new condition such as renewing the surface of the carriageway and replacing parts of highway infrastructure. This money cannot be used to fill potholes but can be used to prevent potholes by resurfacing for example.
Facts and Figures
Typically, we repair 30,000 safety defects at a fixed cost of £1.5m per year.
Council Tax and business rates provide £45 per household/business per year for roads maintenance
A pothole of around 0.5m x0.5m typically costs £50 to repair.