Stoke Council Roadwork Spending Nearly Doubles In A Year

£5,020,508 was spent on roadworks and related issues in Stoke-on-Trent by the council in 2018/19, up from £2,522,140 in 2017/18.

By George and Danish, Stoke On Trent · May 27, 2020

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Stoke on Trent City Council have drastically increased spending on roadworks in the city. In 2014/15, spending stood at £1,887,819 rising to £5,020,508 in 2018/19, more than doubling over the last five years.

In 2015/16, £1,655,436 was spent, while in 2016/17, this amount increased dramatically, to £2,946,993. The following year, in 2017/18, this figure dropped to £2,522,140, before rising again the following year, meaning spending almost doubled, going up by 99% between 2017/18 and 2018/19.

The data was sourced via a Freedom of Information request submitted by the media literacy charity The Student View.

The council were also asked to share miles of Stoke roads were inoperable for more than a week due to roadworks in the last year but replied that they do not hold this information.