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Road maintenance

Who is managing your roads? - Local Highways Areas and Managers


What are we currently working on near you. Search for your street and select whether you want to see current or closed works.
You can click any of the marks on the map to see details of the work.
Use the "Inspection Routes" option to see our latest inspection reports showing the condition of roads.

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Disclaimer: The information on this map is as accurate as we can present within the limitations of an online system. It is not a definitive map and cannot be used in any kind of legal proceedings as evidence of existence or location of any feature or asset.
Inspection reports: these reports are accurate and represent the state of the road at the last inspection. We encourage you to extract and use this data before you submit any other request for information.
Select street lights to see those on your street, or faulty street lights for those Skanska are due to repair.

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Potholes, overgrown trees and shrubs, faulty streetlights, blocked drains and more can be reported via our online Report-It form system.​

(Click an arrow  below to find out more about our routine road maintenance tasks.)

Grass cutting is carried out across the network from 9 May onwards.

We cut a 2m swathe of grass on the A roads, and a 1m swathe on other roads, as well as cut backs at junctions and bends for visibility.

We focus on our A and B road network at start of the season and alongside this we carry out cuts on the minor roads over a 10 week period. Dual carriageways will be cut over a three week period to give ample opportunity for the traffic management/lane closures to be utilised for other works which need to be carried out on those roads at the same time.

We have contacted all the affected district councils so they can plan in their litter picking or other operations too.

Find out when we carry out grass cutting on our schedule of routine road maintenance.

Highway hedge cutting is carried out to maintain visibility and reduce encroachment onto the carriageway. It is done by mechanical flail cutting. Many other hedges are the responsibility of adjoining landowners. We normally carry out hedge cutting from September to February and a schedule will be available here at that time.

Find out when we carry out hedge cutting on our schedule of routine road maintenance.

The schedule here shows the months when gully emptying is planned. It gives a general overview but is subject to change dependent on weather conditions and other operational issues.

Gully emptying programme 18/19 

Find out when we carry out gully emptying on our schedule of routine road maintenance.

Depending on the size of the road you'll see one of these trucks emptying gullies.

The bigger lorries we use on our main roadsThe big van that we use on narrow roads

A highway grip is a shallow ditch connecting the road edge to the roadside ditch. Its purpose is to drain rain water from the highway into the roadside ditch. We normally cut grips between October and March.

Find out when we carry out grip clearing on our schedule of routine road maintenance.

We seek to find a balance between managing the risks associated with highway trees where the County Council has responsibility whilst preserving arboricultural resources. This is achieved by maximising the utilisation of the resources that are needed to manage the trees through efficient systems and processes.

Tree Inspection Policy

Find out when we carry out tree maintenance on our schedule of routine road maintenance.

Every year the Council carries out a programme of weed treatment to control noxious weeds such as Ragwort, Japanese Knotweed, Giant Hogweed and others identified in the Weeds Act 1959.

Find out when we carry out noxious weed treatment on our schedule of routine road maintenance.

Surface dressing is an economical and commonly used way to extend the life of a road. The treatment uses bitumen and chippings to seal the surface of the road against water and air, which causes damage to the road over time.

It improves skid resistance and road safety because the chippings which are added to the bitumen binder give increased grip.

Full details of our surface dressing activity


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