Road Maintenance Programme: Structural Surveys
The council is responsible for maintaining the roads (technically known as carriageways) and pavements (known as footways) of adopted highways. An adopted highway is one where the local authority has taken on the legal responsibility for maintenance.
We inspect every adopted highway on a regular basis. Any area of road or pavement which the inspector thinks may become an imminent danger to road users or pedestrians is noted and a repair arranged.
If during this inspection any streets are judged to need more extensive treatment they are listed and their condition is visually assessed at a later date.
Each year we carry out a visual survey of the condition of all principal and other classified roads some of the busiest unclassified roads and those unclassified roads that need more extensive treatment than minor repairs. This then provides us with the information needed to draw up the council's annual structural maintenance programme.
The council has a responsibility to keep the roads and footpaths safe to use.
For details on how you can help us to maintain the condition of our roads please see Road care and maintenance.