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Maintaining roads


We carry out regular highway safety inspections on roads, footways and cycleways.

Safety inspections

Our Highway Safety Policy details how defects, that may create a danger or serious inconvenience to highway users, are dealt with through a risk-based approach.

A highway safety Inspection:

  • identifies defects that are likely to create a danger or serious inconvenience to highway users or the wider community
  • determines the degree and timing of repairs
  • provides condition data of the network to the Asset Management Team assisting in the management of the highway network and future maintenance programmes
  • meets the statutory obligation of Devon County Council to maintain the highway in a safe condition
  • provides a defence against highway claims

Inspection frequency

The inspection frequency of our roads can be viewed on our map.