Policy for Highway Maintenance

This Policy covers the Council’s statutory duty, as a Highway Authority, to maintain the road and footway network in a safe condition with regard to the volume and nature of traffic carried.


To contribute to the Authority’s Corporate Aims and the Community Plan by ensuring that the adopted roads and footways are managed in a cost effective manner that maximises access and safety and minimises disruption to the user,

The Council will:

  • Implement a Highway Maintenance Plan as recommended in the “Well-maintained Highways” Code of Practice for Highway Maintenance Management July 2005.
  • Carry out Highway Maintenance in accordance with a Highway Maintenance Plan.
  • Seek to improve the condition of the NPT Local Strategic Highway Network through a maintenance programme.
  • Maintain the Non-Strategic Highway Network in a safe condition.
  • Maintain all adopted highways in a manner appropriate to their usage.
  • Wherever practical recycle materials.
  • Liaise with public utilities and other stakeholders on NPT maintenance programmes to minimise the number of road openings and other works impacting on recently completed maintenance schemes.

This policy has cross cutting themes that complement the Corporate Objectives for: -

  • Environment And Transport
  • Community Safety
  • Confident communities

This policy has links with the policy for: -

  • Strategic Highway Network
  • Network Management
  • Infrastructure Asset Management
  • Neighbourhood Management
  • Managing Streetworks

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Last Updated: 21.05.2013 at 13:33

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