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How we prioritise road and pavement maintenance

Road maintenance works (schemes) are prioritised using a number of criteria including traffic volumes, types of usage, condition of the roads (e.g. broken paving slabs, tree/weed damage, potholes, issues with kerbs) and claims. These priorities are based upon inspections, surveys, known defects, customer complaints and claims and accident data. 

All schemes are held on rolling programmes and an annual priority list is created from this. Our rating system ensures that the available funding is used on the roads and pavements that are in greatest need of treatment in a fair and consistent manner across the county.

Our prioritisation policy and criteria for key highway assets including roads and pavements can be found below.

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