Highways and their maintenance are always a thorny issue. There is never enough money to carry out everything that we all want. To each of us the roads we use are of utmost importance but when prioritised may not be seen that way by the highways authority.
I am publishing this to help everyone get a better understanding of how our highways are maintained. Your County Councillor not me in this instance is responsible, phew.
Suffolk County Council is the local highway authority for all non-trunk roads maintainable at public expense within Suffolk. As the local highway authority, the County Council has to fulfil a number a number of statutory duties, many of which are contained in the Highways Act 1980. Other legislation impacts upon the County Council’s highway maintenance powers and duties and reference is made to some such legislation within this document. ‘Suffolk Highways’ delivers the highway maintenance function on behalf of Suffolk County Council.
Take a look at the highway maintenance operational plan dated May 2021 below: