|Highway Asset Management In Hertfordshire we have now adopted a maintenance strategy which does not concentrate on temporarily fixing pot holes as soon as possible. It is our intention to carry out a permanent repair within 5 to 20 days in most locations, as this has proven to be far better use of our resources than reactive repairs and a temporary fix that you describe. This maintenance strategy is new and consequently there will be some issues which prevent us achieving a permanent repair in all cases as some individual judgements will need to be made, such as the need to close the road to allow the work to proceed or the inclusion of additional works, such as drainage improvements, to cure the underlying cause of the carriageway deterioration and pot holes. A temporary fix to pot holes will also be undertaken, when utility works are likely to occur or when we have larger carriageway resurfacing schemes planned. There are a few roads which are privately owned which are not maintained by the Highway Authority. The property owners are often responsible for maintenance in these areas. If there are particular pot holes or other highway faults that you would like us to consider for repair, these can be reported on our web site, HertsDirect: https://www.hertsdirect.org/faultreporting/ or through our customer service centre on 0300 123 4047. The major works we have planned in the current and next financial year can be seen on the Highways Future Planned Works map or on roadworks.org by selecting the 'Map Layers' menu in the top left, then 'Operational Info' and then 'Forward Planning Works'. This also shows future utility works. You can zoom straight to a district by typing in the name St Albans in this example http://stalbans.roadworks.org Your comments on larger vehicles causing problems in the narrow residential streets of St Albans are understood. This is a widespread problem which is difficult to solve as residents and businesses require deliveries, building work etc. Where there are identified issues with unsuitable vehicles using residential routes as a cut through we can investigate these, but, we do have limited funds for introducing traffic restrictions and therefore prioritise schemes that have the greatest benefit. These schemes are often those where we can reduce the number or severities of accidents that are currently occurring rather than those areas with potential issues.