Dear West Sussex County Council,
Please provide a copy of the latest assessment of the condition of the B2133 Guildford Road through Loxwood village.
Also, please provide any information in related to possible future resurfacing of the same stretch of road.
Mr Russell Thompson
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Dear Mr Thompson
I refer to your request dated 24 November 2018, which has been dealt with
under the Environmental Information Regulations.
Your request related to B2133 Guildford Road through Loxwood village.
We have now completed a search for the information which you requested and
confirm that this Authority holds information relevant to your request.
I am now able to respond to you with the following:
You requested the following:
Please provide a copy of the latest assessment of the condition of the
B2133 Guildford Road through Loxwood village.
All roads, maintainable at public expense, are subject to regular
condition surveys. This enables the County Council to monitor the overall
condition of the road network, and identify when an individual road
surface requires replacement, or treatment to prolong its life. The
condition surveys assist in identifying where and when we need to plan
future road maintenance work, and helps us predict the overall maintenance
and budget need across the county. The Surface Condition Assessment for
the National Network of Roads (SCANNER) survey of the B2133 through
Loxwood village is surveyed by accredited specialist vehicles each year.
This provides the basis for its current maintenance need assessment, as
indicated on he attached plan – Loxwood Village – Scanner.pdf. The areas
shown in Red, Amber or Green colour indicate:
When a condition survey indicates further investigation is required, or we
need to plan maintenance soon, the road will be assessed in more detail to
understand the type and extent of treatments, the likely timing of future
works, and the relative priority of the maintenance need compared to
similar roads in West Sussex. An Engineer completes the assessment which
will take on board the road’s hierarchy, such as the Principal,
Non-Principal and unclassified road categories, the rural or urban nature
of the road, traffic flows and speeds, the safety of road users, the
support the road provides for the economy of the region or area, and the
affordability and value for money of possible treatments being
considered. Detailed assessments are usually completed at least 18 months
to 2 years before an individual road is prioritised for inclusion in a
future Annual Delivery Plan.
Engineering Assessments for individual sections of road shown in the
following map have been completed during 2015 and 2016. Generally these
suggest the B2133 should be considered for a surface dressing treatment,
with associated pre-patching repairs. At that time the anticipated
timescales when this should be considered was 2 – 4 years.
B2133 – Surrey Boundary to Plaistow Road Scheme Folders for the B2133
Also, please provide any information in related to possible future
resurfacing of the same stretch of road.
The section of the B2133 – High Street, between Brewhurst Lane to Loxwood
Farm Place, is currently proposed for treatment as part of the provisional
2019/20 Surface Dressing Programme, subject to the availability of road
space due to other roads’ works or utility activities, and the budget for
this type of work. Advance preparation works and localised repairs on
routes within this programme have already begun, however the final
approval of the programme won’t be signed off until after Full Council has
approved the Capital Programme which is expected to be in February 2019.
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