Highway Maintenance

Maintenance of Existing Reflective Studs

1. Introduction

1.1 The objective of reflective studs is to define carriageway lanes and edges and to convey other instructions to road users at night and at times of poor visibility.

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.

3. Policy

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

3.2 The County Council shall consider replacement of reflective studs when more than 10% are missing or defective.

Version No:   1.0

Effective:   From - 21/04/2004

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