Highway near Instow

“This is a request for information about a section of highway near Instow being an access road and lay-by off Rectory Lane (parallel to B3233).  This section was recently resurfaced either in part or wholly.

In relation to the highway please answer the following questions and supply supporting evidence, information and documents;


Provide the road maintenance classification by reference to the DCC Highways Manual

Road Maintenance Category 9.


Provide particulars of the construction of the road by reference to materials and methods used

The surface layer is surface dressing on micro asphalt substrate.


Supply the maintenance records for the last five financial years and current year to date

Pre patching in September 2015

Post Winter Patching in April 2016

Post Winter Patching in February 2017

Surface dressing in Summer 2017


Clearly explain the purpose and use of the highway including records of traffic surveys etc

Service road. Rural local road serving only a few properties.  No traffic surveys have been undertaken.


Supply a large scale plan with dimensions showing the extent of the highway, carriageway and footways

This plan can be obtained from the Devon County Council Land Charges Department for a small charge.


A large scale plan showing the extent of the recent resurfacing

Image of contractor instruction is provided here – ‘Scheme Report’.


A copy of any and every survey, report or other documents which led to the decision to resurface the highway together with a clear summary explaining the reason for the work or otherwise justifying it.

Please see survey methodology here – ‘Scheme Generation Process Documentation’.


Images of defects mentioned in any reports or surveys

A video survey is available to view at County Hall upon request.


Supply particulars restrictions affecting the highways such as parking, types of vehicle etc.

An online database provides details of all traffic restrictions.


The cost of the works including VAT

The total cost of the works, including preparatory patching, is £18,999