road maintinance records for Galley Lane, Great Brickhill

gemma restell made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Buckinghamshire County Council

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Dear Buckinghamshire County Council,

Under the general requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would be grateful if you would provide the following information in relation to Galley Lane, Great Brickhill:

Dates of all safety inspections undertaken on the carriageway in the two years preceding 03.02.10
Details of all carriageway defects identified during safety inspections in the two years preceding 03.02.10
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 in the two years preceding your incident.
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.
Yours faithfully,

Gemma Restell

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Dear Ms Restell


Thank you for contacting Buckinghamshire County Council. Please accept our
sincere apologies for the length of time taken to respond, which has been as
a result of the overwhelming demand for requests for information of this type
under the Freedom of Information Act.

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

The dates of the safety inspections carried out on Galley Lane, Great
Brickhill, as well as all defects identified and complaints received for the
two years preceding the date of 3rd February 2010, are detailed in the
attached copy documents.

Safety inspections are undertaken from a moving vehicle travelling at a
maximum speed of 20mph with two persons present in the vehicle.

Galley Lane is classified road and numbered C40. As such, inspections are
carried out four times per year. There is no road section number.

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

The defect intervention criteria for a category 1 carriageway defect is 40 mm
or greater in depth and 300 mm in length or width.

The time period for a repair to be carried out after identification of a
category 1 defect would be within a period of 24 hours for a pothole that
meets the above criteria. If a temporary repair is undertaken to a category 1
defect, then a permanent repair will be carried out within 28 days. Other,
less severe defects or larger structural problems will be programmed for
appropriate repair over a longer time period, generally between 7 to 28 days,
or as part of a routine maintenance programme and would depend on the
severity of the defect.

The Council's current inspection policy was originally reviewed and set in
accordance with the National Code of Practice following it's publication in

As we are sure you will be aware, the recent adverse weather conditions have
led to the rapid deterioration of many roads across Buckinghamshire, indeed
across most of the UK. The conditions were extreme and the marked increase
in reporting road defects has evidenced this.

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

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