Guide to Highways

Overview

A guide to highways contains an overview of the service that is delivered by East Sussex Highways (ESH), a Joint Venture (JV) between Costain and Jacobs, managed by the East Sussex County Council (ESCC) Contracts Management Group, which commenced in May 2016.

This guide will focus on key issues and comments that tend to be raised by members of the public.

ESH recognise the importance of the Highway network. The highway infrastructure is vital to not only the economic growth of the county but to keep local communities safe and connected as promoted by our council’s priorities. The local highway network is without doubt the most valuable publicly owned asset managed by East Sussex County Council (ESCC) with a total value of £8.58 billion (2017).

The Council is committed to having the best road condition for the investment available, and supports an asset management based approach for the maintenance of the highway network.

Revenue Funding

What is Revenue Funding?

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What is Revenue Funding used for?

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Facts and figures

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Potholes

What are Intervention Levels?

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Why do you not fill in all potholes at the same time?

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Pothole repair methods

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Capital Investment

What is Capital Investment?

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What do we consider when we choose to improve an asset?

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The asset approach to road repair

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Why do you not surface dress the worst roads?

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Road Maintenance Types

What are your road maintenance types?

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Preventative Maintenance Types

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Intervention Maintenance Types

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Structural Maintenance Types

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Other Maintenance Types

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Managing Public Utilities

New Roads and Streetworks Act (NRSWA) 1991

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Traffic Management Act (TMA) 2004

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Network Management

Licensing

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Enforcement

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Private Overgrown Hedges and Trees

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Winter Maintenance

Winter Maintenance Season

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Operation Snowdrop

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Gritting Routes

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Pavements

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Deciding when to grit

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How to prepare

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Grit bins

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Managing Highway Drainage

Drainage Network

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Cyclical

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Blocked Drains

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Rural Drainage Systems

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Broken Pipes

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Highway Stewards

Highway Steward Role

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Highway Safety Inspections

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How You Can Contact Us

Get in touch

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Social Media

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Other Teams

Summary of Teams

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Rights of Way

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Transport Development Control

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Highway Land Information Team

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Strategic Economic Infrastructure

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Road Safety

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