We have a responsibility for the maintenance of all adopted footpaths within the county.
We carry out a variety of maintenance schemes throughout the year, these include:
- minor patching works
- footpath surface treatment
- resurfacing works
- full reconstruction
Footway Inspection Frequency
Trip hazards on footpaths are a concern to the public. To minimise the likelihood of a trip occurring we have an inspection regime which involves routine inspection of adopted footpaths. We ensure that the footpaths which are used the most are inspected on a more frequent basis. Well Maintained Highways, a Code of Good Practice produced by the UK Roads Board, recommends the frequency of footpath inspections as shown in the table below.
|1a||Prestige Walking Zone||Very busy areas of towns and cities with high public space and streetscene contribution||2 weekly|
|1||Primary Walking Routes||Busy urban shopping and business areas and main pedestrian routes.||1 month|
|2||Secondary Walking Routes||Medium use routes through local areas feeding into primary routes, local shopping centres.||3 months|
|3||Link Footways||Linking local access footways through urban areas and busy rural footways.||6 months|
|4||Local Access Footways||Footways associated with low use, short estate roads to the main routes and cul-de-sacs.||1 year|