Posted: Thursday 22nd June 2017
Hertfordshire may have some of country’s busiest roads but their condition is in line with - or better than - the national average, according to a new Department for Transport survey.
The DfT’s ‘Road Conditions in England 2016’ reports that three per cent of Hertfordshire’s ‘A roads’ have reached the point where they should be considered for maintenance, which is the same as the national average.
The county’s ‘B and C roads’ are better than average for the East of England, with six per cent requiring maintenance compared to seven per cent regionally.
And the survey found that 15 per cent of Hertfordshire’s ‘unclassified roads’, which make up the majority of the network and include most country lanes and less busy urban roads, should be considered for work - which is better than the national average of 17 per cent and the regional average of 20 per cent.
The survey by the Department for Transport is based on data collected by all local authorities on road conditions using nationally-approved survey techniques, including specialist vehicles which scan road surfaces, taking measurements of surface cracking and roughness to assess the condition of the road.