Road maintenance works (or schemes) are prioritised using a number of criteria including:
- Risk to the public - this is known using data such as past insurance claims and the number of small repairs carried out
- Condition of the road - this includes an engineer's assessment
- Road priority - greater priority is given to roads with the greatest usage or need. Road class (A, B, C and D), speed limits and daily traffic are all factors in this. Please see our Inspections Policy (PDF) for more detail on the Surrey Priority Network.
This 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.
More information about our prioritisation policy and criteria for roads, pavements, structures, drainage and safety barriers can be found below.
Operation Horizon is the name of our highway maintenance investment programme. Our works are set on an annual basis, and alongside this, we have a list of roads which we are considering for future years.
More information about our current annual programme can be found on the Horizon webpage.
Files available to download
- Highway prioritisation policy and criteria (401.2 KB)
The criteria used to prioritise maintenance of roads, pavements and bridges.
- Highways Asset Management Strategy - June 2016 (1.7 MB)
Asset management strategy June 2016
- Asset management comms plan - 2017.pdf (395.2 KB)
Asset management communications plan 2017
- Asset management communications plan 2018 (30.7 KB)
Asset management communications plan 2018