Posted: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:44 by Cathy Monkman
Have your say on a proposed new approach to highways maintenance
Leicestershire County Council has launched a consultation on the new proposed Highways Draft Asset Management Policy and Draft Strategy. Last year Leicestershire County Council asked residents for their views on how it carries out the management of its highway assets. Following feedback, a draft highways asset management policy and draft strategy documents have been written and the council is now seeking views on these draft plans.
Proposals included in the new policy and strategy include:
- Prioritising high risk repairs when responding to highway defects. This may mean other repairs could take longer than before, but Highways will be clear about timescales
- Focussing on planned maintenance work to help slow down the deterioration of roads
- Preventative work will be 'risk based' and determined on how roads are 'categorised' in a new classification of highways
- Discussing with parish councils opportunities for their involvement in local maintenance, such as grass cutting and the maintenance for trees, flower and shrub beds
- Introducing a targeted approach to gully cleansing, which will help improve service levels
- Keeping winter maintenance, such as gritting, at current service levels.
The consultation begins on Monday 30th January and closes on Sunday 26th March. The consultation is available on the link https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/have-your-say/current-consultations/have-your-say-on-proposed-highways-maintenance-changes.Feedback from this consultation will be considered by the council's cabinet in the summer, when it considers adopting the proposed policy and strategy.For general enquiries or comments about this consultation phone 0116 305 0001 or email HighwaysConsultation@leics.gov.uk