Safety inspections

We carry out regular highway safety inspections: roads, footways and cycleways are inspected according to their strategic importance. For more information please see our Safety Inspection Manual.

Carriageway resurfacing

Our Maintaining Roads pages explain how we use our budget to keep our network in good condition.

In the ‘Progress on Works Programme’ section you can check for planned highway maintenance work on our interactive map.

The types of scheme shown on the map include capital expenditure for the current financial year such as resurfacing, patching, surface dressing, micro asphalt, joint or crack repair, high friction surfacing, drainage works and footway works.

An interactive map of Devon’s highway network including class and inspection frequency can be found in our Open Data pages.


Our Flooding and Drainage pages provide an overview of the drainage features associated with our network and the policies we have in place to maintain them.

An interactive map of all Devon Highways drainage assets including buddle holes, catchpits, channels, culverts, ditches, easements, filter drains, fords, grips and manholes can be found in our Open Data pages.

Urban and rural grass cutting

Our Grass-cutting pages provide an overview of our policies regarding grass-cutting, verge management and weed management. You can also find links to the following:

  • Our grass-cutting timetable
  • Information about grass-cutting in Mid Devon

Devon County Council uses a system, called is the largest single source of local road works information in the UK, publishing over 2 million roadwork records annually.

How to set up an email alert for works in your area allows users to set up an email alert for a particular area of interest:

  • Go to
  • Create an account
  • Click on your icon on the right hand side then ‘alerts’ from the drop down
  • Complete the email alert selection detailing what information you require
  • Click on Set Alert

Reactive works

You can report and track many highway faults using our Report a problem page. Please ensure that you read the guidance carefully before making a report.