Date lodged: 5 February 2019
To ask the Scottish Government how much it costs local authorities on average per kilometre to maintain the road surfaces for which they are responsible, and what the equivalent figure is for Transport Scotland to maintain the roads for which it is responsible.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 20 February 2019
Comparative figures for expenditure were published within the 2016 Audit Scotland report, Maintaining Scotland’s roads: A follow up report. These indicate that the average expenditure for all Scottish Local Authorities was around £4935 per km in 2014-15. Transport Scotland expenditure on maintenance of the trunk road network in the same year was £47,200 per kilometre.