Dear Aberdeen City Council,

Under the general requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would be grateful if you would provide the following information regarding roads in Aberdeen. Can you advise the criteria that roads are required to meet to be considered for requiring resurfacing.

Yours faithfully,
Sharon Neish

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Ms Neish,

 

Information enquiry reference EIR-20-0161.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 3
February 2020. 

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 2 March 2020. 

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Tomina Egbuson | Access to Information Officer
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Dear Ms Neish,

 

Thank you for your information request of 03 February 2020.  Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested. Our response is now detailed below.

 

Under the general requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I
would be grateful if you would provide the following information regarding
roads in Aberdeen.  Can you advise the criteria that roads are required to
meet to be considered for requiring resurfacing. 

 

Below is an outline of how we draw up the list of resurfacing projects.

 

Roads that may require resurfacing are identified from –

Condition surveys

Inspectors reports

Public enquiries

Political enquiries

Insurance claims

Asset management system.

etc.

 

As there is usually more demand for resurfacing than finances available.

 

For corrective works where the road requires resurfacing or reconstruction
the works are scored using a matrix that includes –

Carriageway Condition – Based on the SCOTS Carriageway Visual Condition
Assessment Manual – About 70-80% of score

Road Maintenance Hierarchy  - Scores based on the strategic importance of
a particular road – About 10-20% of score

Fault reporting and Public Liability claims – Up to 1-5% of score

Assistance to other priorities – Adjacent to Schools, Medical Centres,
Train Stations, etc – Up to 5% of score

 

Each possible project is ranked in order of score.

The cost of each project estimated.

The projects are then chosen by rank to the value of the allocated
finances/budget.

 

For preventative works where the existing road surface can be retained
with the application of a preventative treatment –

Projects that would benefit from an early application of a preventative
treatment are also included in our resurfacing works.

These may not currently be in a particularly bad condition but are showing
typical early signs of deterioration and are likely to require major works
if left for a few years.

These roads require experienced analysis of the condition surveys to
identify where early intervention would allow significant savings in the
medium to long term.

The cost of preventative treatments is 10-20% of Corrective treatments.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

As the information which you requested is environmental information, as
defined under Regulation 2(1) of the Environmental Information (Scotland)
Regulations 2004 (the EIRs), we considered that it was exempt from release
through FOISA, and must therefore give you notice that we are refusing 
your request under Section 39(2) of FOISA (Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002).  However, you have a separate right to access the
information which you have requested under Regulation 5 of the EIRs, under
which we have handled your request. Please refer to the attached PDF for
more information about your rights under the EIRs.

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Jennifer McDonald | Access to Information Officer
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Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College |Business Hub 6,  1^st Floor| Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

Dial: 01224 522166

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Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

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