Dear Highways England Company Limited,

All questions relate to the A23 between the M23 (J11 Pease Pottage) & the A27 (Patchham Interchange)

1. Please could I have the most recent safety assessment report(s) of the road.
2. Could I please have all documents relating to potential schemes that could of taken place on the A23 from the past 10 years (excluding pre-2015 for Handcross-Warninglid section). Please include any scheme such as but not limited to:
Junction Layouts (both physical changes and paint changes)
Upgrading of barriers
New NMU paths
Widening
Technology (such as Variable Message Signs, Variable Speed Limits - both Mandatory & Advisory etc)
Closing of accesses
Bridges/Underpasses for NMUs
3. Could I have any records of incidents involving NMU on the A23 and associated paths & slip-roads
4. Who is responsible for keeping PRoWs clear (of vegetation etc) between the boundary fence and the carriageway (for example here https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.914678...)
5. How many CCTV Cameras are located on this stretch of the A23
5a. Please specify whether they are pan/zoomable
6. Do Highway England Traffic Officers typically patrol this section of the A23, if so, typically how often?

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Jarvis

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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Nugent, Anne, Highways England Company Limited

Dear Mr Jarvis

 

Thank you for your request for information relating to the A23 safety
assessment report(s), potential schemes over the past 10 years dated 25
May 2020. I am dealing with this under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

 

We have estimated that the cost of compiling your request will exceed
£450. Section 12 of the Act does not oblige us to comply with requests if
they exceed this limit.

 

However, we have calculated that we will be able to provide information on
a 5-year period within the appropriate cost. Therefore, in order to
proceed with your request please can you narrow the date range down to a
5-year period between 2014 – 2019.

 

Please note that if we cannot agree a revised request by 22 June 2020 I
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If you wish to discuss any of the above, please contact me. Please
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Yours sincerely

 

Anne Nugent

 

Mrs A E Nugent

OD South East Business Management Team

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From: Thomas Jarvis [mailto:[FOI #667122 email]]
Sent: 25 May 2020 12:53
To: Highways England <[email address]>; Highways England
<[email address]>; Highways England
<[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - A23 Safety Assessment &
Potential Works

 

Dear Highways England Company Limited,

All questions relate to the A23 between the M23 (J11 Pease Pottage) & the
A27 (Patchham Interchange)

1. Please could I have the most recent safety assessment report(s) of the
road.
2. Could I please have all documents relating to potential schemes that
could of taken place on the A23 from the past 10 years (excluding pre-2015
for Handcross-Warninglid section). Please include any scheme such as but
not limited to:
Junction Layouts (both physical changes and paint changes)
Upgrading of barriers
New NMU paths
Widening
Technology (such as Variable Message Signs, Variable Speed Limits - both
Mandatory & Advisory etc)
Closing of accesses
Bridges/Underpasses for NMUs
3. Could I have any records of incidents involving NMU on the A23 and
associated paths & slip-roads
4. Who is responsible for keeping PRoWs clear (of vegetation etc) between
the boundary fence and the carriageway (for example here
[2]https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.914678...)
5. How many CCTV Cameras are located on this stretch of the A23
5a. Please specify whether they are pan/zoomable
6. Do Highway England Traffic Officers typically patrol this section of
the A23, if so, typically how often?

Yours faithfully,

Thomas Jarvis

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Dear Anne Nugent

In regards to the time period searched on question 2, five years would be sufficient, if this appears to take too long (and excess costs), then could I have the past 3 years minimum with full (or near full) documentation, and the 4-5 years ago being a brief explanation (or partial documentation).
Also I didn't specify what i was wanting on question 3 (incidents involving NMUs). Could this be for the past five years as well please (although if needs to be shorter, then 2 years minimum please). Information on these incidents should include what modes of transport were involved, the conditions that surrounded those incidents (i.e. Weather, Distractions, Dangerous Driving etc), date (month/year minimum), location (either: descriptive, lat/lon or grid ref) and the severity of any injuries caused.

Thank you,

Thomas Jarvis

Nugent, Anne, Highways England Company Limited

Dear Mr Jarvis

Thank you for your email of the 1 June. With regards to question No 1 do you mean the routine safety inspections on the road.

Many thanks

Anne

Anne Nugent
Senior Administrator - Correspondence
Business Management Team
Highways England, Bridge House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford GU1 4LZ
Mobile No. 07803 122617
Web: www.highwaysengland.co.uk

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Dear Nugent, Anne,

For question 1 I am more looking for something similar to this
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/6...

Or a similar type of report that covers hazards of the road, such as where it doesn't comply with current DMRB standards if it would be constructed in its current form, or other identified design weaknesses. Not concearned about the physical condition of the road. If no such document or report exists, skip it.

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Jarvis

Nugent, Anne, Highways England Company Limited

Dear Mr Jarvis

Following your email of 1 June I am sorry that we need to reduce the scope of this enquiry further and this relates to question 2. We will include the full list of all the schemes between 2014-2019, however, we have established that the information in the scheme folders will be over the scope of this enquiry and some of the information is commercially sensitive.

We will send you our full response to this FOI on Monday 22 June 2020.

If you wish to discuss any of the above, please contact me. Please remember to quote reference number FOI 101126 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Anne Nugent

Mrs A E Nugent
OD South East Business Management Team

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    Highways England Response FOI 101126 Thomas Jarvis A23 Safety Assessment and Potential Works.pdf

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Dear Mr Jarvis

Please find above a copy of signed copy of our Freedom of Information Request.

I hope this information is helpful and please let us know if you need any further information.

Kind regards

Anne Nugent
Senior Administrator - Correspondence
Business Management Team
Highways England, Bridge House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford GU1 4LZ
Web: www.highwaysengland.co.uk

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Dear Anne Nugent

Thank you very much for providing the information, however the excel document isn't attached

Yours sincerely,

Thomas Jarvis

Nugent, Anne, Highways England Company Limited

Apologies, I will send them over straight away.

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    Excel spreadsheet for the NMU paths on the A23 between 2014 and 2018.xlsx

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Dear Mr Jarvis

Here is the excel spreadsheet for the NMU paths on this section of the A23 and there are 4 tabs of information.

Kind regards

Anne

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