Safety Inspections A361 Braunton to Ilfracombe Road

“Under the general requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would be grateful if you would provide the following information in relation to A361 Braunton to Ilfracombe road, and in particular, the section between Hidden Valley Caravan Park and The Dogs Trust:-

Dates of safety inspections undertaken on the carriageway in the two years preceding Monday 22nd January 2018

7 January 2016, 4 February 2016, 2 March 2016, 7 April 2016, 16 May 2016, 9 June 2016, 7 July 2016, 4 August 2016, 8 September 2016, 6 October 2016, 10 November 2016, 1 December 2016, 6 January 2017, 9 February 2017, 8 March 2017, 11 April 2017, 5 May 2017, 9 June 2017, 6 July 2017, 14 August 2017, 8 September 2017, 5 October 2017, 1 November 2017, 6 December 2017, 4 January 2018

Details of all carriageway defects identified during safety inspections in the two years preceding Monday 22nd January 2018.

Please refer to Report provided here

Details of how the carriageway safety inspections are undertaken, including whether walked or driven, the speed of the inspection vehicle and the number of persons in the vehicle.

Carriageway safety inspections are undertaken on a driven basis, with a driver and inspector, at a speed enabling the inspector to observe road surface condition and other associated defects.

The intended frequency of carriageway safety inspections;

Carriageway
Maintenance CategoryFrequency
3National Primary route1 month
4County Primary route1 month
5Secondary County route1 month
6Local distributor6 month
7Collector road6 month
8Minor collector roadannual
9Service roadannual
10Minor service roadannual
11Minor laneEvery 2 years

Details of all complaints and or/enquiries relating to the carriageway, received in the two years preceding Monday 22nd January 2018

Please see Report provided here.

The hierarchy classification – This is a Category 4 County Primary Route, inspected monthly.

The road/section number – A

The defect intervention criteria adopted in relation to the identification of all categories of carriageway potholes (in other words, this means how they define a pothole as requiring attention)

The defect investigatory criteria adopted in relation to the identification of carriageway safety potholes on all inspected categories of road during safety inspections is as follows:-

“Carriageway Defect – Pothole – A pothole (sharp edged depression or void) is a safety defect when it is over 40 mm deep and it is greater than 300mm in any horizontal direction.”

The time period adopted between identification and repair (temporary and permanent) of all categories of carriageway defects;

This relates to carriageway potholes:

Maintenance Category 3 to 6

Immediate Action – Record.

Temporary Action – fill within 24 hours.

Permanent repair within 7 days if permanent material has not been used under previous action.

Maintenance Category 7 to 10

Immediate Action – Record.

Temporary Action – Nil.

Permanent repair within 7 days

Q10: Whether or not the authority has formally adopted all or part of the standards contained within the National Code of Practice for highways maintenance management.

The National Code of Practice for highway maintenance ‘well maintained highways’ was issued by the UK roads board in 2005.  It contains over one hundred specific recommendations and some the Council follows in full and some in part, with local variations to the practices recommended according to the particular circumstance in Devon.