Road maintenance information for Neptune Road near Swanbourne

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Dear Buckinghamshire County Council,

I am writing to request the following information in relation to the road on the southern route between Swanbourne and the A413 - identified on your local map as Neptune Road, on Google Maps as Winslow Road - specifically the section between Nearton End and Clayton Brook.

- Dates of all safety inspections undertaken on the carriageway between 23rd January 2016 and 22nd January 2018

- Details of all carriageway defects identified during safety inspections between 23rd January 2016 and 22nd January 2018

- 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.

- The intended frequency of carriageway safety inspections.

- Details of all complaints and/or enquiries relating to the carriageway, received between 23rd January 2016 and 22nd January 2018.

- The hierarchy classification.

- The road/section number.

- The defect intervention criteria adopted in relation to the identification of all categories of carriageway potholes

- The time period(s) adopted between identification and repair (temporary and permanent) of all categories of carriageway defects.

- 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.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Yours faithfully,
John Portwin

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Buckinghamshire County Council

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Dear Mr Portwin       

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

FOI/18/089

 

Thank you for contacting Buckinghamshire County Council.

 

Your request for information regarding Neptune Road, Swanbourne has now
been considered and our response is as follows and attached:

Dates of all Safety Inspections undertaken in the last two years preceding
the date of 22^nd January 2018

The dates of the safety inspections carried out on Neptune Road,
Swanbourne, as well as all defects identified for the two years preceding
22^nd January 2018 are detailed in the attached copy documents.

 

Details of all carriageway defects identified during safety inspections
preceding the date of 22^nd January 2018

 

All Carriageway defects identified during safety inspections preceding the
date of 22^nd January 2018 are detailed in the attached copy documents.

 

Details of all complaints and/or enquiries relating to the carriageway
received in the two years preceding  the date of 22^nd January 2018

 

All complaints and/or enquiries received for the two years preceding 22^nd
January 2018 are detailed in the attached copy documents.

 

The Road Section Number

 

Neptune Road, Swanbourne is a classified road and numbered C36.  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

 

Our Safety Inspection policy was reviewed and updated in April 2017. 
Prior to this, safety inspections of the carriageway were undertaken from
a moving vehicle travelling at a maximum speed of 20mph with two persons
present in the vehicle due to the classification of the road.

 

Following  the review, safety inspections of the carriageway are now
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

 

Prior to April 2017 inspections frequencies were based on road
classification and were carried out four times per year. 

 

Since April 2017, inspection frequencies have been based on road
hierarchy, and have been carried four times per year.

 

The Hierarchy Classification

 

This road is deemed to be maintenance category 4a which is a moderately
trafficked Local Inter-connecting 'C/MC' road.

 

The time period adopted in relation to the identification of all
categories of highway potholes

 

Prior to the review of our Safety Inspection policy, the time period for a
make safe or repair to be carried out after identification of a category 1
defect, would be by the end of the next working day from the time the
defect is assessed in accordance with the Highways Maintenance Inspection
Policy for a pothole that meets the above criteria. If a make safe repair
is effected then permanent repairs must 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, generally up to 28 days, or as part of a routine
maintenance programme and would depend on the severity of the defect.

 

The Council's then inspection policy was originally reviewed and set in
accordance with the 2005 Roads Liaison Group Code of Practice for Highway
Maintenance Management; “Well Maintained Highways” (updated September
2013).

 

Following the review, 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.  As from April 2017 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.

 

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

 

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

 

Buckinghamshire County Council as the Highway Authority has done
everything, so far as reasonably practicable, in all circumstances, to
deal with the situation and comply with our maintenance and inspection
procedure.  The Council has diverted substantial sums of money to engage
additional resources to repair this unexpected and unprecedented amount of
damage and our teams continue to work diligently throughout the county to
find and repair these problems.

 

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Dear Freedom of Information Mailbox,

Thank you for your recent response.

The Site History Report appears to be a summary view and although I do not need all of the entries in detail I would be grateful if you could provide more information on the following two jobs:

5074656
5074657
I am keen to know the precise location of these two jobs, whether they were assigned a severity category, whether any remedial works were completed, and if so when

Similarly, for the the following jobs, please could you expand on the summary given; at a minimum I would like to know the exact location (which I assume must be information you hold based on Bucks CC's pothole reporting system), whether any works were deemed necessary based on the information provided, and whether any remedial works were ordered/completed:
40058316
40058418
40058420
40058616
46052897
40058853
40059012
40059167
40059422

Thank you in advance for your attention to this request.

Yours sincerely,

John Portwin

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Buckinghamshire County Council

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Dear Buckinghamshire County Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Buckinghamshire County Council's handling of my FOI request 'Road maintenance information for Neptune Road near Swanbourne'.

Although I did receive partial information in response to my request, the summary detail in relation to maintenance of this specific road was not sufficient to answer the request as stated. To minimise the time taken in answering the FOI request I did specify a subset of the data required in detail I would be grateful if you could review the request and send this detailed information; I assume you have this information since it is requested by your public-facing defects reporting system.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/r...

Yours faithfully,

John Portwin

Freedom of Information Mailbox, Buckinghamshire County Council

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Dear Mr Portwin

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION REGULATIONS 2004 - INFORMATION REQUEST

Thank you for your further query.

Your request for information has now been considered and the information you have requested is attached.

If you have a complaint about the handling of your request then please use the Council’s complaints procedure in the first instance by writing to:
FOI Monitoring Officer
Buckinghamshire County Council
County Hall
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Regards

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