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Gloucestershire’s road condition

Within the county we have 3,600 miles of road network, in varying states of condition. We, like all English

Highway Authorities, carry out annual surveys to establish the condition of road network and report back to DfT. This allows us to benchmark ourselves against other similar authorities as can be seen in the table below.

 

% Road in Need of Maintenance

 

Road Lengths (miles, based on 2020 data)

Local Authority

B & C

A Roads                                                U Roads

Roads

2018/19                                                 2018/19

2018/19

Urban/Rural

Split

B & C

Total              A Road                                 U Road

Road

Buckinghamshire

4

5

29

33%/67%

2027

218

95

1714

Cambridgeshire

2

6

-

21%/79%

2852

252

354

2246

Cumbria

3

9

28

11%/89%

4810

502

364

3943

Derbyshire

2

2

-

35%/65%

3430

390

292

2749

Devon

3

16

23

10%/90%

7957

593

407

6957

Dorset

3

5

9

18%/82%

2485

213

239

2033

East Sussex

5

7

9

36%/64%

2064

222

172

1670

Essex

2

3

10

38%/62%

5026

310

487

4229

Gloucestershire

2

6

13

27%/73%

3417

337

249

2831

Hampshire

3

4

9

40%/60%

5444

423

356

4666

Herefordshire

7

6

14

9%/91%

2035

237

197

1601

Hertfordshire

4

4

9

55%/45%

3065

311

209

2544

Kent

4

7

24

33%/67%

5538

502

273

4764

Lancashire

2

4

-

47%/53%

4270

423

288

3559

Leicestershire

1

2

15

32%/68%

2800

220

145

2435

Lincolnshire

2

5

29

14%/86%

5538

656

486

4396

Norfolk

2

6

10

15%/85%

6105

482

400

5224

North Yorkshire

3

5

21

10%/90%

5574

576

406

4592

Northamptonshire

3

6

36

34%/66%

2801

325

92

2384

Nottinghamshire

2

4

21

40%/60%

2918

303

172

2443

Oxfordshire

4

7

21

26%/74%

2932

371

290

2271

Shropshire

4

12

16

9%/91%

3156

273

348

2534

Somerset

2

8

7

14%/86%

4161

402

285

3475

Staffordshire

3

8

12

35%/65%

3824

410

207

3207

Suffolk

2

5

-

21%/79%

4267

363

461

3443

Surrey

5

5

17

59%/41%

3338

349

237

2753

Warwickshire

2

3

18

28%/72%

2490

245

266

1979

Worcestershire

3

4

20

33%/67%

2603

297

242

2063

Mean averages

3.0

5.9

17.5

28%/72%

3818.9

364.5

286.4

3168.1

The graph to the right provides the latest road condition data figures for 202/21 data. The data is based on survey length - classified roads are surveyed in both directions and unclassified roads are only surveyed in one direction.

The red portions of the graph demonstrate the amount of network in each road class in need of structural maintenance whilst the green portions are in generally good condition.  The main cause of concern is the high proportion of ‘amber’ road length in the C class road network. This is currently where the most risk exists as it is difficult to predict the pace at which roads deteriorate from one condition band to the next.

Page updated: 18/10/2021 Page updated by: GCC

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