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Highway network management

What the council does

The Traffic Management Act 2004 placed a duty upon local traffic authorities known as the network management duty.

The aims of this duty include:

  • securing the efficient movement of traffic on the authority’s road network
  • helping the efficient movement of traffic on the road networks for which another authority is the traffic authority

Our Highway Network Management Team co-ordinates and monitors works on the highway. We do this in a proactive, impartial and consistent manner. We consider all types of traffic including motor vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians. In this way we can ensure disruption is minimised and works sites are safe.

How to contact us

If you have concerns about the safety or duration of street or roadworks please let us know. You can use our roadworks and road closures enquiry form to contact us.


Information about applying for licences to work on the highway is in our roads and street works licences section.

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