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Road and path surface problems

How we prioritise repairs

The most important factor is how likely it is to cause harm to people or vehicles. We always prioritise defects that are a threat to safety first.

Like everyone, we have limited funds to work with. For example, In 2022 the total amount of work to do would cost about £117m, but our total budget for highways was only £9.9m.

We have to think about how to get the most value for money, so we prioritise lower-risk work based on:

  • What type of road it is, e.g. major road, link road
  • The size of the defect (width, depth)
  • Position in the road or path
  • How many people use the road or path
  • Whether we are already planning to fix the issue as part of a bigger re-surfacing project