Resurfacing choices: a request for worked examples

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Dear Manchester City Council,

Whilst you've provided me with some information about how the decision is made,

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

it didn't give me the precise details I'm interested in. Therefore to help nail this down, please provide me with the calculations made that led to the choice of:

Farrington Avenue M20
Hesketh Avenue / Claremont Grove M20 and
Copson Street M20
Palatine Road M20

but failed to address
Derby Road M14
Barlow Moor Court M20 and
Barlow Moor Road between Palatine Road and Princess Road (M20)

Yours faithfully,

John Davidson

Information Compliance, Manchester City Council

Dear Mr Davidson
Re: Request for Information - Reference No: HWY/BBQBAM
Thank you for your request for information received by Manchester City
Council on 30 April 2019.
Please note that it may take up to 20 working days (30 May 2019) for the
Council to consider your request and to provide a formal response.   
If this timescale needs to be extended to consider an exemption you will
be notified and kept informed. 
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. 
Yours sincerely
Cieran Cassidy
Democratic Services
PO Box 532
Town Hall
Manchester
M60 2LA
Email:  [1][MCC request email]
Website:  [2]www.manchester.gov.uk

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Dear Mr Davidson

Request for Information – Ref 60 HWY/BBQBAM

Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 30 April 2019. The Council has considered the
information requested and is satisfied that it falls within the broad
definition of “environmental information” in the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 (EIR). Your request for information has therefore been
considered under the provisions of the EIR.

The detail of your request and the Council’s response is provided below.

You requested:

Whilst you've provided me with some information about how the decision is
made,

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/c...

it didn't give me the precise details I'm interested in. Therefore to help
nail this down, please provide me with the calculations made that led to
the choice of:

Farrington Avenue M20
Hesketh Avenue / Claremont Grove M20 and
Copson Street M20
Palatine Road M20

but failed to address
Derby Road M14
Barlow Moor Court M20 and
Barlow Moor Road between Palatine Road and Princess Road (M20)

In response:

Palatine Road - In 2014 the Department for Transport (DfT) announced
additional Highway Maintenance Funding over a 6 year period as part of a
Challenge Fund. Following substantial work in 2013/14 collecting highway
condition data and carrying out cost and deterioration modelling,
Manchester City Council was able to put together a robust business case to
bid for funding to resurface 5 of the worst condition key strategic routes
into Manchester. The bid to DfT was successful and the Council obtained
£6.3m contribution to the total project cost of £8m and Palatine Road was
one of the strategic roads included in the bid.

Farrington Avenue - This was included in the 2018/19 preventative
maintenance programme. As highlighted in our Highways Asset Management
Strategy, a preventative maintenance strategy is key to ensuring that a
significant number of roads can be protected from total failure. Treatments
are carried out just before the road starts to fail, which might be one or
two winters prior to major defects occurring.

Hesketh Avenue / Claremont Grove - These roads were included in the 2018/19
resurfacing programme. Both roads were rated as Grade 4/5 condition
(functionally/structurally deteriorated).

Copson Street - This was repaired as part of our Patching programme and was
prioritised due to the number of reactive repairs carried out over the last
year.

The current status of the additional roads you have mentioned is detailed
below:

Derby Road - This is currently rated as poor condition and is included in
this year's resurfacing programme;
Barlow Moor Court - This cul-de-sac is a mix of grade 1, 3 & 4 (good,
mid-life, functionally deteriorated) condition and is not currently
included in any planned programmes of work;
Barlow Moor Road between Palatine Road and Princess Road - This is
currently rated as poor condition and has been highlighted as a priority as
it is on the Key Route Network (KRN). We are currently developing the
2020/21 resurfacing programme

Please find attached the Committee Report.

Please note if you are not satisfied with this response you may ask for an
internal review. If you wish an internal review to be undertaken you should
contact the Democratic Services Legal Team, whose address is, PO Box 532,
Town Hall, Manchester, M60 2LA, email:
[MCC request email] in the first instance. A copy of
the Council’s access to information complaints procedure can be downloaded
from
http://www.manchester.gov.uk/downloads/d...
.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review process, you
have the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.

The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Tel: 01625 545700
Fax: 01625 524510
www.ico.org.uk

If you have any queries about this letter please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Kevin Gillham
Head of Highways Citywide

(See attached file: HighwaysPlannedMaintenanceProgramme.pdf)

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