Any work that is carried out on publicly maintained highway is governed by law. Codes of practice and guidelines cover inspections, safety, co-ordination of street works and specifications for reinstatements.
Who is responsible for roadworks?
We are responsible for monitoring and co-ordinating roadworks to ensure public safety and reduce congestion and delays.
Sometimes, roadworks that are unforeseen will not be listed on our map if, for example, a utility company needs to undertake emergency repairs due to a power outage, a burst water main, or a gas leak.
Who checks the quality of roadworks?
There are eight street works inspectors working across the county. They monitor a proportion of all sites to ensure the work is being carried out safely and to national specifications; where there are problems, they are corrected.