Road maintenance and potholes on Wendover Road

Jonathan Dadson made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Buckinghamshire Council

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Dear Buckinghamshire Council,
Specifically, my query relates to the stretch of Wendover Road between the roundabout linking the road to station road and the roundabout linking the road to Marroway.
Please can you send me:
1) A copy of your current road maintenance policy relating to that road. Please send me the full policy, but this should include details of the intended frequency of road safety inspections, how these inspections should be conducted and the maximum time between identification of a defect and repairs being carried out.
2) A copy of the road repair history for that road over the past year. Again, please send me the full road repair history, but this should include:
- dates of all safety inspections between 13/04/2020 and 13/06/2020
- details of how safety inspections were undertaken (walked or driven, speed of inspection vehicle etc)
- details of all carriageway defects identified, with description, date and time
- details of how the authority handled these defects, what repairs were undertaken and the time between the identification of each defect and a repair being carried out.
3) A copy of all the potholes that have been reported by the public along this road in the last 6 months (15/12/2019 – 13/06/2020).

Yours faithfully,
Jonathan Dadson

Buckinghamshire Council

 

 

 

 

Dear Jonathan Dadson

 

Thank you for your information request received on 15 July 2020.

 

We can confirm receipt of your request for information and will handle it
under the most appropriate legislation.  Your case reference number is FOI
13941

 

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Yours sincerely,

Information Management Team

Buckinghamshire Council

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Dear Mr Dadson

 

FOI 13941

Thank you for your request for information regarding Wendover Road, Stoke
Mandeville.

This request has been handled under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

I can confirm that Buckinghamshire Council does hold information falling
within the description specified in your request. Please find the relevant
details below:
Dates of all safety inspections undertaken between 13th June 2019 and
13^th June 2020

The dates of the safety inspections carried out on Wendover Road, Stoke
Mandeville are detailed in the attached copy documents.

 

Details of all carriageway defects identified during safety inspections
between 13th June 2019 and 13^th June 2020

All carriageway defects identified during safety inspections are detailed
in the attached copy documents.

 

Details of all complaints and/or enquiries relating to the carriageway
received between 13th June 2019 and 13^th June 2020

All complaints/enquiries received are detailed in the attached copy
documents.

 

The Road Section Number

Wendover Road, Stoke Mandeville is an ‘A’ road and numbered A413.  There
is no road section number.

 

Details of how carriageway safety inspections are undertaken including
whether walked or driven, the speed of the inspection vehicle and the
number of persons in the vehicle  

Safety inspections of the carriageway are undertaken from a slow moving
vehicle with two persons present in the vehicle due to the classification
of the road. Where the inspector determines that, in their reasonable
opinion, the inspection cannot be undertaken and defects effectively
observed from the vehicle, the inspection will be carried out on foot.

 

The intended frequency of carriageway safety inspections

Inspection frequencies are based on road hierarchy, and are carried out
monthly, twelve times a year.

 

The Hierarchy Classification

Wendover Road, Stoke Mandeville is deemed to be maintenance category 2
which is a Strategic Route.

 

The Defect Intervention Criteria adopted in relation to the identification
of all categories of highway potholes

The Council's current inspection policy is set in accordance with the 2016
UK Roads Liaison Group Well Managed Highway Infrastructure: A Code of
Practice.

 

The time period for a make-safe or repair to be carried out after
identification of the defect, is dependent on its determined risk factor. 
Category 1 defects are repaired within 2 working days; Category 2H defects
are repaired within 5 working days from the time the defect is assessed in
accordance with the Highway Safety Inspection Policy.

 

If a make safe-repair is effected, then permanent repairs will be
undertaken within 28 days of the initial make- safe repair. Other, less
severe, defects or larger structural problems will be programmed for
appropriate repair over a longer time period, or as part of a routine
maintenance programme.

 

Whether or not the Authority has formally adopted all or part of the
standards contained within the National Code of Practice for Highways
Maintenance Management

The Council has considered and adopted those elements of the Code of
Practice, Well-Managed Highway Infrastructure that relates to Highway
Safety Inspections.  The Policy can be found at:

 

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