Highway Maintenance Objectives
The objective is to meet the County Council’s statutory duty as the Highway Authority in managing the Highway network.
In addition to a general duty of care the County Council, as the Highway Authority, has a mandatory duty to maintain the highway network ensuring that the highways are safe and that the public can use them without obstruction. The County Council has a duty under the Highways Act 1980 to protect the rights of the public to use and enjoy the highway as well as duties under legislation such as the New Roads & Street Works Act 1991 and the Traffic Management Act 2004.
Highway Maintenance Strategy
The Highway Maintenance Strategy introduced to achieve the County Council’s objective is summarised as follows:
To provide a clear statement of Highway Maintenance policies and procedures.
To provide a defined network that is categorised to meet the reasonable demands of all highway users.
To maintain a systematic approach to decision making within a consistent framework of policies, standards and procedures.
To provide a uniform and common basis for assessing the maintenance need and resource requirements.
To assist in the effective allocation of resources.
To regularly review policies, procedures and monitor the effectiveness of maintenance programmes.
Embrace the Best Value and asset management philosophy for Highway Maintenance.
Highway Maintenance Strategy Flow Chart
Version No: 1.1
Effective from: 14/10/2010
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