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Highway maintenance and roadworks

During the COVID-19 pandemic there will be some changes to the Highway Maintenance and Highway Improvement service. These changes will ensure that:

  • council staff and contractors can follow social distancing guidelines
  • essential and safety-related work can continue 

The council is prioritising essential repairs such as potholes and pavement repairs to ensure the highways remain safe. This means that some roadworks will continue, including essential utilities work to water, gas, electricity and telecommunications supplies.

All planned and non-safety critical highway works will be suspended, and sites have been, or will be made safe and closed down. This work will restart once the current restrictions are lifted.

Some of our work is taking longer to deal with than usual, but you should still tell us about safety critical issues using the online report form.