Highways plans and strategies

Find out about our highways service – what we do and what our responsibilities are.

Management and maintenance of roads

When you report a fault, these are the standards we work to.

This is how we deal with reporting and repairing problems on the road.

The inspection manual sets out our standards for those carrying out direct highway inspections.

It also provides our policy and guidance for how our contractor assesses and categorises defects so they can be effectively managed.

The traffic management permit scheme order

This scheme manages the planning and scheduling of all work on the roads. This means less disruption for people.

Temporary traffic regulation orders

Tree strategy and guidance document

We're responsible for around 150,000 trees on public roads.

Urban transport plans and guidance notes

Winter service plan

This plan describes how we manage our winter maintenance service. It's one of the key parts of making sure that we can have safe and convenient travel during the winter months.

National productivity investment fund

The Cabinet held on 13th March 2017 agreed to support the following projects with £3.571 National Productivity Investment Funding awarded by the Department forTransport, which is aimed at improving local road networks to improve access to employment and housing:

  • Bring forward and deliver enabling works for A120 Little Hadham Bypass
  • Preparatory design an improvement to the  A10 – London Road Roundabout, Buntingford
  • Preparatory design for the Essex Road Bridge and Industrial Link in Hoddesdon.
  • Resilience works along the A10, particularly the Kingsmead viaduct.

Sinkholes – ground investigations

Active travel strategy

Transport asset management

Highways signing guidance

New roads and street works (section 50)

These documents will help guide you through the process of placing apparatus on the highway, working on existing licensed apparatus and excavating the highway.