Highway inspections and defects on Rock Road, Washington

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Dear West Sussex 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 Rock Road,Washington,West Sussex and in
particular the section between Rock Lane and the sharp bend at Muttons Lane.

- Dates of all safety inspections undertaken on the carriageway in
the two years preceding 10th June 2014.

- Details of all carriageway defects identified during safety
inspections in the two years preceding 10th June 2014.

- 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 January 2013

- 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 West Sussex County Council has formally adopted
all or part of the standards contained within the national code of
practice for highways maintenance management.

Yours faithfully,

John Luke

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Freedom Of Information | West Sussex County Council | Location: County Hall, Chichester PO19 1RQ
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Dear Mr Luke

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

I refer to your request for information in relation to highway maintenance
on Rock Road, Washington.  Your request was received by me on 10 June 2014
and is being processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

I am now in a position to respond to you and attach the relevant file.  I
have answered your original email below in blue and bold.   Please note in
accordance with Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 all
personal details have been redacted. 

 

Dates of all safety inspections undertaken on the carriageway in the two
years preceding 10 June 2014 - See attached reports

◦Details of all carriageway defects identified during safety inspections
in the in the two years preceding 10 June 2014 - See attached reports

◦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

Driven carriageway inspections are carried out in a County Council
inspection vehicle specifically designed for this purpose, the vehicle is
‘double manned’.
The maximum speed for driven inspections is 30 mph

◦The intended frequency of carriageway safety inspections – Rock Road,
Washington is currently subject to 6 monthly driven inspections, in
addition to these routine inspections, ad hoc inspections are undertaken
as necessary

◦Details of all complaints and/or enquiries relating to the carriageway,
received in the past two years - See attached reports.  Please note in
accordance with Section 40 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, all
personal details have been redacted.

 

- The hierarchy classification.- 4b

 

- The road/section number. – C31/305

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

The Carriageway Defect Intervention Criteria for potholes:
EMERGENCY CALL OUT – A Catastrophic event where an Inspector deems it too
dangerous to leave the site.
HIGH IMPACT – Pothole greater than 100mm deep with a diameter of more than
150mm
MEDIUM IMPACT – Pothole between 40mm and 99mm deep with a diameter of more
than 150mm.
LOW IMPACT – Pothole less than 40mm, and surface erosion

 

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

EMERGENCY CALL OUT – ‘Made Safe’ within 2 Hours
HIGH IMPACT – Within 5 days
MEDIUM IMPACT – Within 28 Days
LOW IMPACT - Further monitoring

 

◦Whether or not West Sussex Highways has formally adopted all or part of
the standards contained within the national code of practice for highways
maintenance management.

In arriving at a maintenance hierarchy for carriageway and footways, West
Sussex County Council has taken guidance from ‘Well Maintained Highways’ A
Code of Practice, July 2005.  The code recognises that variations to
policies may be appropriate to take account of local circumstances.

 

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Alison Attwood

Business Practitioner

 

 

Alison Attwood | Business Practitioner, Business Management Team, Business
Improvement, West Sussex County Council

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