Highway Maintenance

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

Highway Maintenance Strategy Flow Chart

Version No:   1.1

Effective from:   14/10/2010

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