How the Coronavirus is affecting Road
Maintenance and Travel
As of 24th March 2020 the Highways Service is only operating a limited service as a consequence of the Coronavirus health emergency.
To accord with Government’s requirements to maintain social distancing it has been necessary to scale back on the full range of works that we currently undertake, to ensure the safety of Council employees, those of our contractors’ employees and the general public.
We will therefore only be undertaking the most immediate and urgent carriageway and footway repairs in order to will keep our highways infrastructure safe for both motorists and pedestrians.
The network will continue to be inspected on a routine basis.
Please continue to report any hazards or defects that are of concern via the council’s website reporting forms.
These requests will be prioritised and actioned where they are considered urgent. Where no immediate action is considered necessary they will be reviewed at a later date.
For street lighting equipment issues we will only be able to attend to emergencies. For example where a street lighting column is damaged in a road traffic collision it will be removed and made safe.
We will not be able to attend to faulty street lights that are out of illumination. Any major power outages affecting street lighting will be the responsibility of UK Power Networks.
Thank you for your patience during this period of uncertainty and we hope that we will be able to return to a normal service in the very near future.