Highway repairs and maintenance

Structural maintenance programmes

Major work programmes are developed on the basis of annual condition surveys undertaken to an agreed UK pavement management assessment system undertaken by specialised highway surveyors. The surveys are reviewed n accordance with the principles of the council’s highway asset management strategy to determine the maintenance priorities for the year. As far as practicable the council will produce a targeted programme of works that takes account of the condition surveys, traffic usage, reactive maintenance history and any other identified risks. The aim is to achieve the maximum benefit from the resources available so that the longevity of the highway is maximised and the speed of deterioration and any future maintenance costs are minimised. There are two main structural maintenance programmes, one for carriageways resurfacing and the other for footways reconstruction. You can download the highways programme for 2019/20.

Implementation of structural maintenance works

With regard to the implementation of work programmes it is important to note that:

  • Residents will be notified in advance of any major works and temporary traffic management measures required to undertake the work.
  • Works identified may only relate to a part or section of a street where the condition surveys have highlighted structural defects, it is not the norm to do whole streets as a matter of course,
  • Any works identified will address serious structural defects in order to minimise future maintenance liabilities and costs and the treatments proposed will be the most cost effective solutions required. Any purely cosmetic treatments will not be taken forward,
  • Works require the occupation of road space to be agreed up to three months in advance and are subject to set timescales and conditions regarding traffic management and so cannot be changed at short notice,
  • Works are subject to change in the event of adverse weather conditions, emergencies or unforeseen circumstances that might cause disruption to the flow of traffic.

Traffic, Highways & Asset Management Service

Address: PO Box 39
Civic Centre
Station Road