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Road condition surveys


We are responsible for maintaining the adopted roads and pavements in County Durham.

An adopted road or pavement is one where we have taken on the legal responsibility for its maintenance. In general this covers from the centre of the road to the back of the footpath or roadside verge. A variety of surveys are carried out throughout the year such as:

  • safety inspections
  • coarse visual inspections
  • footway network surveys
  • SCANNER surveys
  • skid resistance surveys.

Any road or pavement which at the time of inspection is assessed as possibly becoming an imminent danger to road users or pedestrians, is noted and repairs arranged. Skidding resistance of the county roads is assessed using surveys as explained in our Skidding Resistance Strategy.

The results from all the condition surveys are analysed and collated and used as part of the process for deciding where to carry out future structural maintenance works such as:

  • surface treatment
  • resurfacing
  • reconstruction
  • drainage improvement
Contact us
Highways and Streetscene
03000 261 000
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