Freedom of Information Act - Request for Information

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Dear Transport for London,

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 A40 West WAY eastbound direction, about a mile from the interchange to turn off to Paddington Station.

This request is made following damage caused to my vehicle by a pothole on the 21st February 2014.

Please provide:

* Dates of all safety inspections undertaken on the carriageway in
the two years preceding the date of my incident

* Details of all carriageway defects identified during safety
inspections in the two years preceding my incident

* 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 my 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,

Dan

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Daniel

 

Our ref:  FOI-0095-1415

 

Thank you for your e-mail received by Transport for London (TfL) on 15
April 2014 asking for information about the A40 West Way.

 

Section 8(1) of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) sets out the
requirements of a valid request for information and states that a request
must, amongst other things, “state the name of the applicant and an
address for correspondence.” As you have not provided your full name we
are unable to treat this as a valid request.

 

If you still require this information please resubmit your request
including your surname.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team | Transport for London

Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL

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Dear Mr Humphreys

 

Our ref:  FOI-0095-1415

 

Thank you for your email received on 15 April 2014 asking for information
about the A40 West Way.

 

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that
we do hold the information you require.

Dates of all safety inspections undertaken on the carriageway in the two
years preceding the date of my incident.

Please see the attached spreadsheet ‘Copy of Inspections’

Details of all carriageway defects identified during safety inspections in
the same two years  

Please see the attached spreadsheet ‘Copy of Defects’

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.  

There are two people in the vehicle and it travels at a safe speed when
inspecting, depending on the level of traffic.

The intended frequency of carriageway safety inspections

7 days

Details of all complaints and/or enquiries relating to the carriageway,
received in the same 2 year period.

Please see the attached spreadsheet ‘Enquiries’

The hierarchy classification

Suburban

The road/section number.  

0000A40__5/00070 

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

o               pothole/ spalling investigatory level - 20mm depth

o               crowning investigatory level - 50mm (area as NRSWA Code
of Practice)

o               depression investigatory level - 50mm (area 2 sq.m)

o               rutting investigatory level -  20mm

o               gap/crack investigatory level - 20mm depth (20mm wide)

o               sunken ironwork investigatory level - 20mm level
difference

o               oil/diesel spillage investigatory level - 300mm dia area

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

   
Priority
Defect Categories Response Description & Response

 
Emergency Call Out 1 A defect that poses a level of risk that
requires a response within 1 hour to attend
the location and commence appropriate action.
Category 1 2 A defect that poses a level of risk that
requires rectification by making safe within
  24 hours and permanently repaired within 28
days.
Category 2H 3 A defect that poses a level of risk that
requires it to be rectified within 7 days of
  the Project Manager’s approval to proceed, by
permanent repair.
Category 2M 4 A defect that poses a level of risk that
requires it to be rectified within 28 days of
  the Project Manager’s approval to proceed, by
permanent repair.
Category 2L 5 A defect that poses a level of risk that
requires either
 
o rectification during the next available
programme
o scheduled for a more detailed inspection
o review condition at next inspection,
subject to the Project Manager’s approval
to proceed,

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

As co-sponsors of Well-maintained Highways - the Code of Practice for
Highway Maintenance Management, TfL supports and endorses the content of
that document.  While the code is explicitly not mandatory on highway
authorities, our maintenance regimes are based upon this document.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached
information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team | Transport for London

Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL

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