Report a pothole or issues with roads, footpaths or kerbs, private road adoption, road resurfacing issues and schedules.
No, the council has no responsibility to maintain private roads. The council may adopt private roads if requested by the owner provided it is to the correct standard. We will advise further following application. Please send us details of your request:
To comply with our duty under the Highways Act 1980, we carry out routine safety inspections on all public roads and footpaths. How frequently we inspect a road or footpath will depend on the amount of traffic or pedestrians.
We may also carry out additional inspections as a result of reports from members of the public, the police or other organisations. View roads scheduled for resurfacing.
The time taken will naturally depend on the extent of repair that is needed. Some roads can be resurfaced and ready to drive on in under an hour, but some repairs may need more time.
We try to reduce inconvenience to the public by giving advance notice wherever possible, either online or using nearby signs.
We will also sweep the road or footpath both before and after the work is carried out. If replacement road markings are required, these will be replaced as soon as possible. View roads scheduled for resurfacing.
If we don’t carry out the work on the date stated, this will probably be due to unsuitable weather conditions. Surface dressing work can only be completed during spells of dry weather as the materials we use won’t stick or set properly in cold and wet conditions.
If we have to postpone the resurfacing of a road, we will aim to alter nearby signage with the revised date as soon as possible.
Under the Highways Act 1980, Section 36(6), every highway authority has to keep an up-to-date record of any highway maintainable at public expense and allow this to be inspected by any member of the public. This is referred to as the ‘List of Streets’.
Like many rural authorities, where some highways have no name at all we usually record our information as a series of maps – although some areas, such as Bridlington, have their records listed in text. There are two sets of maps:
The List of Streets doesn’t show streets that are privately maintained, nor does it show what type of highway the street is, who owns it, the boundary or any private access rights.
Roads subject to a Section 58 notice are those which have had major works recently carried out, the purpose of the notice is to prohibit other organisations, such as a telephone company, from excavating them for up to five years, unless it is an emergency.
Current roads subject to Section 58 Restrictions (58kb)