Roads and highways
The Highway Management Group is responsible for
- Maintaining the public highway network in a safe condition.
- Maintaining records on the condition of the public highway and investigating third party insurance claims.
- Co-ordinating the work of Utility companies on the highway.
- Supervising developers constructing new roads for adoption.
- Supervising the construction of new schemes designed by the Transport Planning sections of the Council.
- Providing a 'client' function for public conveniences, street trees and the Council's cleansing service.
- Maintaining and improving the Borough's street lighting.
- Carrying out routine inspections and maintenance of publicly maintained bridges and retaining walls.
- Undertaking structural checking of designs submitted to the Planning Department.
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The services we provide are grouped into the following areas:
- Co-ordination of work on the public highway. View current streetworks.
- Maintenance of the register of adopted roads.
- Network condition survey.
- Inspection of statutory undertakers works following works carried out on the public highway
- Monitoring Streetworks in progress ensuring compliance with Health and Safety
- Reporting all defective apparatus which are the responsibility of statuary undertakers
- Asset Management Adoptions of Highways
Inspection and compliance
- Monitor street cleansing.
- Routine highway inspections.
- Enforcement of highway legislation.
- Supervise Council's contractors.
- Inspect new work being undertaken by developers.
- Co-ordinate the programme of maintenance works.
- Highway street lighting maintenance.
- Design street lighting improvement schemes.
- Supervise street lighting construction.
- Provide lighting advice to other departments.
- Inspect and maintain public structures on the highway, including retaining walls and bridges
- Check structural calculations for planning and building control applications.
- Advise other departments on structural matters.
For further information, advice and any queries please contact the Highway Management Group
Highways planned maintenance 2010/11: Section 31 grant funding
Cabinet agreed the Council’s 2010/11 planned highways maintenance programme at its July meeting. The programme totalled £2.161m and included £104,000 Section 31 Grant (Emergency Fund Winter Damage 2010/11) allocated to the Council by the Department of Transport.
This Grant was used specifically for permanent pothole patching repairs to carriageways over the period April-June 2010 with repairs being carried out to approximately 1550 potholes across the borough.
The Council’s Planned Highways Maintenance Programme will continue throughout 2010/11 with details available from the Cabinet report referred to above and on the Road Works web page on this site.