Number of road closures and damaged roads over 10-15 year period

Blair Cooney made this Freedom of Information request to Fife Council

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Dear Fife Council,

I am currently in my last year at university and undertaking my honours project. As part of my project i would need to collect information on the number of road closures and number of damaged roads over a 10-15 year period. Any longer than that would be very beneficial. If possible, summarising the year and how much closures/damages occurred in that year. Would it be possible to get information on the number of roads closed/damaged due to flooding and emergency repairs as well. Also, i would be looking for information on the number of gritters used over the same time period and how much grit was used. If this is not available on hand would you be able to put me in touch with somebody who may have this knowledge of information?

Yours faithfully,

Blair Cooney

Fife Council

Dear Blair Cooney,

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your information request received on 26/11/2018 09:12 our ref: 24844. This is being dealt with in terms of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

The Regulations allow 20 working days to deal with your request from the date that we received it, but we hope to provide you with the information you are looking for at an earlier date where possible.

Yours sincerely

P Norcross

Fife Council

Dear Blair Cooney,

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

I refer to your information request received 26/11/2018rroad closures, our ref: 24844.

We are continuing to process your request but require clarification. Would you please clarify what is meant/your definition of a road closure ie planned temporary closures for work to be carried out, or events or emergency closures for example.

What is meant/your definition of a damaged road ie potholes or traffic accident clear up for example.

If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled your request, you have the right to request a review of the decision. Please write to: Head of Legal Services, Finance & Corporate Services, Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT or e-mail to [email address]. The law provides for you to make this request up to 40 workings days from when you receive this correspondence. We add a further three working days to allow time for delivery of our response giving you up to 43 working days from the date of this correspondence to ask for a review. Where the outcome of the review fails to resolve the matter to your complete satisfaction you have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision.www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

Fife Council will consider and seek to resolve any request to the Head of Legal Services that falls outside this timescale.

Yours sincerely

P Norcross

Dear Fife Council,

For road closures, would you be able to provide information on the number of roads closed due to emergency closures, events and flooding. As for damaged roads, would you be able to to provide information on the number of roads damaged due to traffic accidents, potholes and weather related issues. If you could give me this data over a 10-15 year period that would be great.

Yours faithfully,

Blair Cooney

Dear Fife Council,

Thank you for getting back in touch with me. If you were able to provide me with the number of road closures or/and damaged roads over the last 10 years that would be great. I recently got in touch with West Lothian council who were able to provide me with road closures over the last 5 years. If you are able to provide me the number of road closures/damaged due to repair or maintenance works in general that would be great. If that is not possible, then just a summary of the number of closed/damaged roads over 10 years would suffice. Also, if you are able to provide me information on the number of gritters used over the last 10 years (if possible) as well as the amount of grit used in tonnes.

Yours faithfully,

Blair Cooney

Patricia Norcross, Fife Council

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Dear Blair Cooney,

 

ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) REGULATIONS 2004 – REQUEST FOR
INFORMATION

 

I refer to your information request regarding road closures, damaged roads
and Gritters. our ref: 24844. 

 

I am pleased to enclose the information you requested and trust that it
meets your requirements, please see attached spreadsheets.

 

Salt usage

2008/09 - 20365t

2009/10 - 21462t

2010/11 - 25734t

2011/12 - 14500t

2012/13 - 26000t

2013/14 - 16360t

2014/15 - 12500t

2015/16 - 12500t

2016/17 - 10922t

2017/18 - 24624t

 

We have a variety of fleet which we use for gritting and snow clearing
purposes and we usually have 30 vehicles available for use on a daily
basis.

 

During a normal salting operation we will employ24 vehicles

 

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to the material.

 

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If you are not satisfied with the way we have handled your request, you
have the right to request a review of the decision.  Please write to: Head
of Legal Services, Finance & Corporate Services, Fife House, North Street,
Glenrothes, KY7 5LT or e-mail to [1][email address].  The law
provides for you to make this request up to 40 workings days from when you
receive this correspondence.  We add a further three working days to allow
time for delivery of our response giving you up to 43 working days from
the date of this correspondence to ask for a review.  Where the outcome of
the review fails to resolve the matter to your complete satisfaction you
have the right to apply to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a
decision.www.itspublicknowledge.info/ Appeal

 

Fife Council will consider and seek to resolve any request to the Head of
Legal Services that falls outside this timescale.

 

Yours sincerely

 

P Norcross

 

Customer Experience Information Specialist

Information Management & Request Team

Communities

1^st Floor (West)

Fife House

Glenrothes

KY7 5LT

 

 

 

 

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