Highway maintenance

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

adam boutchiche

Dear Leeds City Council,
I would be most grateful if you could provide the following information on:

1. The length of the road network and what percentage of the network is deemed to be in an ‘acceptable’ condition with regards to industry standards.

2. All the roads that have been resurfaced, surfaced dressed and micro asphalted during the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and at what cost, in either pdf. or Microsoft Excel format.

3. The total amount spent on road maintenance (including planned and reactive maintenance) during the years of 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 in the Leeds District.

4. The number of potholes on the districts roads in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

5. Which roads are expected to/or have already been resurfaced or otherwise treated during 2012-13?

6. The road maintenance budget for this current financial year (2012-13).

7. The estimated one-time catch-up cost to clear the maintenance backlog on the districts roads and how long would that take approximately.

Yours faithfully,

adam boutchiche

Conboy, Jayne, Leeds City Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Boutchiche
 
In response to your Freedom of Information request
 
1. The length of the road network and what percentage of the
     network is deemed to be in an ‘acceptable’ condition with regards
     to industry standards.
 
The road network in Leeds is roughly 3,000 Km (1863 miles) in length.
There is no standard definition of acceptable, in fact we would say that
all of the network is acceptable. The industry measures the percentage of
the road network where structural maintenance should be considered. The
percentages for the various road classifications are as follows:-
 
Class A (Principal) roads =5%
Class B and C (non principal)roads = 8%
Un-classified roads = 16%
 
2 All the roads that have been resurfaced, surfaced dressed and micro
asphalted during the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and at what
cost, in either pdf or Microsoft Excel format. 
 
The spreadsheet attached contains all the information that is readily
accessible on the carriageway work we have carried out. It does not cover
all the information requested as the time taken to generate the individual
costings would exceed the appropriate limit s12(1) of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000
 
3 The total amount spent on road maintenance (including planned and
reactive maintenance) during the years of 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,
2010 and 2011 in the Leeds District
 
The total amount spent on road maintenance ('000's):-
 
2005/6 = 16,959
2006/7 = 17,380
2007/8 = 15,121
2008/9 = 15,693
2009/10= 14,778
2010/11= 23,623
2011/12 = 19,266
 
 4 The number of potholes on the districts roads in 2005, 2006, 2007,
2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
 

+------------------------------------------+
| Year | Number of reports |
|-----------+------------------------------|
| 2005 | 8170 |
|-----------+------------------------------|
| 2006 | 7735 |
|-----------+------------------------------|
| 2007 | 8384 |
|-----------+------------------------------|
| 2008 | 9796 |
|-----------+------------------------------|
| 2009 | 8260 |
|-----------+------------------------------|
| 2010 | 11042 |
|-----------+------------------------------|
| 2011 | 12279 |
+------------------------------------------+

 
 
5 Which roads are expected to/or have already been resurfaced or otherwise
treated during 2012-13
 
5. The information relating to road maintenance this year is published on
the council's internet site so and is therefore exempt from release under
s21 of the Act as ‘information accessible by other means’
 
6 The road maintenance budget for this current financial year (2012-2013)
 
6. The road maintenance budget for this year is £18,769,000
 
 
7 The estimated one-time catch-up cost to clear the maintenance backlog on
the districts roads and how long would that take approximately.
 
7 This information is not held by the Council. We do not measure this as
part of our normal business function therefore this information is not
actually recorded 
 
I trust that this response is satisfactory; however, if you are
dissatisfied with this response then you have a right to appeal to an
independent officer within City Development. On appeal, your request will
be re-examined and an assessment made as to whether the requirements of
the Act have been adhered to. Should you wish to follow this course of
action then please address your concerns in writing to Jayne Conboy,
Information Practitioner, The Leonardo Building. 2 Rossington Street,LS2
8HD
You also have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to take a decision as to whether we
have met with our obligations under the Act.  The Commissioner has made it
clear however that he expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals
procedures prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact
the Commissioner’s Office then you can write to the following address:
 
        Office of the Information Commissioner,
        Wycliffe House,
        Water Lane,
        Wilmslow, Cheshire,
        SK9 5AF.
 
 
 
Jayne Conboy
Head of Administration & Directorate Support
City Development
Leeds City Council
0113 2477897