Road markings are used to define carriageway lanes and edges, parking and waiting restrictions and to convey warnings and other instructions to road users.
Highways England is responsible for road markings on all motorways and trunk roads, such as the A1(M), A19(T), A64(T) and A64(T). We are responsible for road markings on all other A, B and C class roads and most unclassified roads.
Road markings are subject to considerable wear. All our roads are subject to safety inspections at least annually, and this includes identifying any markings that are badly damaged or degraded.
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Road markings - frequently asked questions
- Can I have a marking in front of my drive to stop others parking there?
- People park on the opposite side of the road making it difficult to access my drive, can anything be done to stop this?
- Traffic queuing from traffic lights often block the entrance to my property, can anything be done to prevent this?
- Who do I inform if road markings related to parking are being ignored?