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Road and pavement safety inspections

Safety inspections are carried out to identify problems which may become a hazard or inconvenience on our roads and pavements.


Following a review of road service provision and in line with government guidance, we will be working on a limited number of projects where it is safe to do so including:

  • road resurfacing and specialist surface schemes
  • gully cleansing and maintenance
  • street lighting maintenance
  • bridges and structures.

There will be delays in responding to non-emergency and non-essential works. All activity will be undertaken with staff working to social distancing guidance.

Critical and emergency works including emergency repairs, road traffic accidents and emergency road defects will continue.

To ensure that roads and pavements are free from hazards, regular safety inspections are undertaken by trained and experienced inspectors. When setting the frequency of inspections, consideration is given to road class, traffic use, characteristics of adjoining roads and local knowledge.

CategoryGeneral DescriptionFrequency
2Non-motorway trunk and some principal A roads between primary destinations.1 month
3aMajor urban network and inter-primary links. Short-medium distance traffic.1 month
3bClassified road (B and C class) and unclassified urban bus routes carrying local traffic with frontage access and frequent junctions.1 month
4aRoads linking between category 3a and 3b roads with frontage access and frequent junctions.3 months
4bRoads serving limited number of properties carrying only access traffic.1 year

Please let us know if you spot a problem:

Contact us
Customer Services
03000 26 0000
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