Highway Maintenance

Maintenance of Existing Road Markings

1. Introduction

1.1 The objective of road markings items is to define carriageway lanes and edges, warning, parking and waiting restrictions and to convey ‘Give Way’ and other instructions to road users in a manner clearly visible both by day and by night.

2. Relevant Legislation

1.1 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.

3. Policy

3.1 The County Council as the Highway Authority shall identify road markings requiring maintenance using a system of regular highway inspections.

2.2 The County Council shall consider for renewal road markings on category 2, and 3a roads, pedestrian crossings, at known injury accident sites, and any white mandatory markings on other roads when more than 30% (approximately) of their area becomes ineffective. Replacement of other road markings  shall be based on an assessment of risk or when they have become ineffective.

Version No:   1.1

Effective from:   14/10/2010

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