Highway maintenance

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Dear Manchester City Council,
I would be most grateful if you could provide the following information on:

1. The length of the road network and what percentage of the network is deemed to be in an ‘acceptable’ condition with regards to industry standards.

2. All the roads that have been resurfaced, surfaced dressed and micro asphalted during the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and at what cost, in either pdf. or Microsoft Excel format.

3. The total amount spent on road maintenance (including planned and reactive maintenance) during the years of 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 in the Manchester District.

4. The number of potholes on the districts roads in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

5. Which roads are expected to/or have already been resurfaced or otherwise treated during 2012-13?

6. The road maintenance budget for this current financial year (2012-13).

7. The estimated one-time catch-up cost to clear the maintenance backlog on the districts roads and how long would that take approximately.

Yours faithfully,

adam boutchiche

Manchester City Council

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Dear Mr Boutchiche

Freedom of Information request - Ref: 204 NBH/8Y5GBJ

Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 13 September 2012 and has been considered under
the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FoIA).
I set out below your request for information and the Council’s response:

1. The length of the road network and what percentage of the network is
deemed to be in an ‘acceptable’ condition with regards to industry
standards.

Attached is the R199b for 2012/2013 that details Manchester's road
lengths.

Principal Road Network ( A roads) 112.2km

Condition 2011/2012: -

GREEN: Generally good condition    62.0%
AMBER: Plan investigation soon       26.7%
RED: Plan maintenance soon           11.3%

Non- Principal Road Network ( B roads) 37.4 km

Condition 2011/2012: -

GREEN: Generally good condition    60.0%
AMBER: Plan investigation soon       28.4%
RED: Plan maintenance soon            11.0%

Non- Principal Road Network ( C roads) 83.9 km

Condition 2011/2012: -

GREEN: Generally good condition    62.4%
AMBER: Plan investigation soon       30.9%
RED: Plan maintenance soon            6.7%

Unclassified Road Network ( U roads) 1119.4 km

No condition data available
2. All the roads that have been resurfaced, surfaced dressed and micro
asphalted during the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and at
what cost, in either pdf.
or Microsoft Excel format.

3. The total amount spent on road maintenance (including planned and
reactive maintenance) during the years of 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009,
2010 and 2011 in the Manchester District.

+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| | 2005/06 |2006/2007 | 2007/08 | 2008/09 | 2009/10 | 2010/11 | 2011/12 |
|-------------+------------------------+----------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+----------|
|Reactive |We do not hold this |£3,251,897|£3,707,774|£3,229,504|£4,567,747|        |£5,730,016|
|Maintenance |information | | | | |£5,944,632 | |
|-------------+------------------------+----------+----------+----------+----------+-----------+----------|
|Planned |We do not hold this | £5.3m | £5.1m | £5.3m | £5.5m |          | £7.8m |
|Maintenance |information | | | | |£7.8m | |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

4. The number of potholes on the districts roads in 2005, 2006, 2007,
2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Total potholes for all roads that fall within the Manchester City Council
boundary
2005/06 - 37969  
2006/07 - 35751    
2007/08 - 28900  
2008/09 - 28580  
2009/10 - 30441  
2010/11  -35743
5. Which roads are expected to/or have already been resurfaced or
otherwise treated during 2012-13?

6. The road maintenance budget for this current financial year (2012-13).
Reactive Maintenance - £4,760.455m
Planned Maintenance -  £5.4m

7. The estimated one-time catch-up cost to clear the maintenance backlog
on the districts roads and how long would that take approximately.
We do not hold this data

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Yours sincerely

Kevin Gillham
Citywide Highways Manager

Customer and Community Engagement Team
Neighbourhood Services
Manchester City Council
Level 7, Wenlock Way Offices
Wenlock Way, Gorton
Manchester
M12 5DR

 

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