Maintenance of 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

In order to keep road lines clear and visible, we have a routine programme to refresh our existing markings on the main Surrey road network.

The cyclical maintenance programme for 2019/20 will refresh 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 as part of this programme.

All work is subject to weather, road conditions and programmes can change with short notice.

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 Highways England.

Who carries out the work?

All of our lining work is carried out by our contractor Wilson and Scott.