FUNDING of at least £17 million will be spent in Kirklees on road maintenance over the next three years.
Kirklees Council will get £6.27m out of the government’s Transport Settlement for 2011/12.
It will get a further 5.922m for 2012/13 and 5.633m for 2012/14.
It makes a total of £17,824m for road repairs on the borough’s 1,200 mile network of roads under its responsibility.
Calderdale Council will get £11m for maintenance and £3.3m for improvements to public transport and addressing traffic congestion.
Their funding has been cut by 3% for 2011/12 through the Local Transport Implementation Plan for 2011-14.
Clr Barry Collins, Calderdale’s Cabinet member for economy and environment, says it is due to Calderdale sticking to the business of small scale infrastructure improvements, rather than expensive capital schemes.
He said: “In Calderdale we have tried to ensure that we have stuck to the basics – ensuring that we carry out essential maintenance on the highways we have got, rather than seeking funding for big improvement schemes.
“I am pleased that we have been able to argue our case successfully and keep these cuts to a minimum.”
The details are revealed in the plan outlining how much money will be spent on West Yorkshire’s transport network and how the West Yorkshire councils will implement it.
Calderdale will receive a provisional figure of just over £3.9m in 2011/12, £3.73m in 2012/13 and £3.54m in 2013/14 for highways maintenance.
The three-year Implementation Plan is all part of the West Yorkshire Local Transport Plan, which will form the basis for all transport related investment in the county over the next 15 years.