We as a highway authority has a duty to ensure all our highways are fit for purpose and must demonstrate that they are managed effectively and we also have a statutory duty to maintain them, as stated in The Highways Act 1980.
To meet our duty, we have a regime of inspections designed to monitor their condition, identify any defects and take appropriate action in rectifying defects.
Well-managed Highway Infrastructure published in October 2016, recommends that all highway asset inspections are based upon risk assessments and designed around the local highway network.
An effective risk-based Asset Inspection Policy is an essential for good highway management and we have developed our Highways Inspection Policy for this purpose.
This policy on how we carry out highway asset inspections.