Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Council makes provision for highway
maintenance schemes as part of its overall budget allocation. The
funding is then targeted according to highway condition. In order
to ensure most effective use of resource and the early booking of
the plant and equipment, approval is sought annually to approve the
targeting of funding to a those roads identified on a rolling list
as being in greatest need.
The budget for 2019/20 be targeted at the four year indicative Highway Maintenance Works Programme as set out in Annex 1 of the Executive Director: Delivery’s report, having due regard to the priority, availability of road space and available budget.
The proposals in this report identify the priorities across the entire network. The
schemes seek to ensure the Council maintains the highway in as good a condition as
resources allow, having due regard to the Council’s intervention policy based on
condition as set out in the Local Transport Plan.
The proposals prioritise works according to priority based on an assessment of
condition that also reflects general safety. It is essential to have a large range of
schemes in order to minimise delay and maximise operational efficiencies. Annex 1
represents a four year rolling programme that is updated annually. Given the current
financial position the Council faces and the reducing spend on highway maintenance,
it would not be appropriate to allocate resources to anything other than that identified
through a methodical and objective needs assessment.
Reason Key: Expenditure > £400,000;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Financial Impact: The approved 2019/20 capital programme includes budgets for Highway Maintenance . Spend against these budgets will be monitored on a monthly basis and reported on in line with the 2019/20 capital budget monitoring timetable
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Director: Place, Planning and Regeneration
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Contact: Damian James, Assistant Director: Contracts Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01344 355157.
Report author: Neil Mathews
Publication date: 19/03/2019
Date of decision: 12/03/2019
Decided at meeting: 12/03/2019 - Executive
Effective from: 20/03/2019