Maintenance of road markings

Maintaining our roads and pavements

Road markings

Road markings convey important information and requirements to road users about what they can or cannot do. When used appropriately, they make a vital contribution to safety and traffic management.

In addition, where appropriate, we may introduce new road markings, which include access protection markings (H bars), disabled bays or new parking controls and restrictions.

Cyclical road lining refreshment

Every year, the cyclical maintenance programme refreshes all road markings on the main Surrey road network in Mole Valley and Epsom & Ewell. This includes going up to 30 metres into side roads to ensure give-way markings and waiting restrictions on corners are refreshed.

All other requests for the refreshing of road markings are assessed and work carried out, as required, on an ad-hoc basis.

Report a problem with road markings or lines

Lines on resurfaced roads

Where we have resurfaced a road, we aim to replace all the road markings within 6 weeks. We can take longer on certain roads due to parked cars, weather and other factors that affect us being able to get the lines down.

Road markings on trunk roads and motorways (A3, M25, M23, A30 and M3) are the responsibility of National Highways.

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