Highways information [v]
Information on your highways.
- Pointing you in the right direction
- Highways contracts and teams
- Where does your enquiry go?
- Transport Asset Management for Gloucestershire
- Levels of Service (LoS)
- Everything you wanted to know about Potholes
- Highways Safety Inspection and Safety Defect Repair process
- Customer perceptions of road condition
- Fit for purpose roads
- Gloucestershire’s road condition
- Keeping pace with deterioration - standstill costs
- Road hierarchies in Gloucestershire
- Road condition over time
- Intervening with preventative treatments
- Winter Maintenance Service Update (Salting)
- The Big Community Offer
- The Highways Local Scheme
- The Community Maintenance Scheme
- Public Rights of Way (PROW) Team
- Major projects team
- Improvements team
- Structural maintenance (carriageway and footway) team
- Footway condition within Gloucestershire
- Infrastructure (bridges and structures) Team
- Infrastructure (drainage) team
- Infrastructure (geotechnical) Team
- Street Lighting Team
- Overview of budget allocation – Capital works
- Overview of budget allocation – Revenue works
- _Tree Wardens_
Fit for purpose roads
Gloucestershire has a wide variety of roads, from high volume dual carriageways in congested urban environments to single lane rural roads connecting small farms or villages. It is not possible to maintain every road to a high standard, the backlog of deterioration and limited funding simply makes this impossible.
The travelling public can expect to find a condition which is safe and consistent with the type and location of that particular road. Simply put, a motorist would expect the condition of a Class A road carrying high volumes of traffic at speed to be in a high standard of repair without safety defects or significant depressions in the running lane (Photo A).
Whereas the motorist using an unclassified road in a very rural environment should not be surprised to find a road surface that may have minor potholes, depressions or other deterioration (Photo B).
Likewise, there is an expectation within the Highway Code that motorists drive at a speed appropriate to the type of road and the conditions.