Issue details

Repairs to Fownhope Alternative Route

The Annual plan decisions included the HAM budget for 19/20 and 20/21 (combined figure of £3.608 million). Of this, £358,000 is carry forward from previous financial years due to costs in year being moved to utilise the LTP grant. This has not been allocated in the 21/22 Annual Plan and therefore there is no impact on the Annual Plan as published.

It is recommended that £357,733 of this budget is used for resurfacing and drainage works to mitigate the damage caused to the surrounding road network during the closure of the B4224 near Fownhope.

The proposed works are consistent with the core highway maintenance activities of the public realm contract. Delivery of these repairs through the PRC will enable works to be programmed at pace given the deterioration of the network during the closure of the B4224 without the need for an external procurement process. The use of the PRC target cost arrangement will enable costs for the works to be provided and scrutinised in advance of works commencing on site. Costs will be based on agreed target costs which will scrutinised and monitored by the Contract Management Team and any changes will be the subject of robust change control to ensure value for money is achieved for these repairs.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/06/2021

Decision due: 10 June 2021 by Director of Economy and Place

Contact: Mairead Lane, Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport / Head of Infrastructure Delivery Email: Tel: 01432 260944.