Highway Maintenance

Maintenance of Non Illuminated Traffic Signs

1. Introduction

1.1 This policy covers non illuminated traffic signs which may be regulatory, warning, direction signs or advice and information signs placed by the Highway Authority for highway purposes.

2. Relevant Legislation

2.1 Section 41 of the Highways Act 1980 imposes a duty on the Highway Authority (Hampshire County Council) to maintain those roads which are maintainable at public expense.

2.2 Well-maintained Highways: Code of Practice for Maintenance Management.

3. Policy

3.1 The County Council shall clean all signs on A roads and at junctions with A roads every year. Other signs requiring cleaning shall be identified using a system of regular highway inspections.

3.2 The County Council shall maintain sign posts as required .

3.3 Condition of important warning and regulatory signs, signs and bollards in a dangerous condition and missing traffic cylinders across gaps in central reservations shall be prioritised.

3.4 Signs shall be kept clear of vegetation obscuring the sign face.


Version No:   1.1

Effective from:   14/10/2010

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