This page is for requests for new works on the highway. The District Engineers will investigate these requests are assessed based on safety & policy. The list is not exhaustive but is an example of what could be included under each heading. For maintenance of our existing infrastructure please visit our Highways landing page.
New Street Furniture
- Bollards – all shapes and sizes & made concrete, metal, plastic etc. and often used as a physical deterrent to protect vulnerable users.
- Pedestrian guard rails – frequently found in high pedestrian areas or at pedestrian crossing facilities & used to protect vulnerable users.
- Benches – seating placed on the public highway.
- Street name plates – the signs installed at the end of the street to indicate its name & post code.
- Grit bins – large plastic yellow bins placed on the highway to store salt for gritting roads and pavements in the winter.
- No Ball Games stickers – placed on lamp columns to advise that the playing of ball games on the highway is prohibited.
Additional Street Lighting
This is for requests regarding additional street lighting where there has never been lighting before such a in a right of way.
New Road Markings
This is for requests regarding new road markings where there are concerns about Parking Issues and Driveway Obstructions.
- White advisory ‘H’ markings - to highlight a driveway access and deter obstruction by overhanging vehicles.
- Disabled Bay advisory marking – if the property does not have off road parking an application can be made for a disabled bay.
- Yellow line requests – single or double, School Keep Clear markings etc. all subject to priority due to high cost.
New Traffic Calming Measures
- Speed cushions – twin cushions or three depending on road width
- Speed tables/humps – tend to be full road width
- Traffic signals/filter lights – to improve traffic movement or relieve congestion at peak times
- Junction alteration or new road layout – to change priority/reduce injury collisions
New Pedestrian Crossing Facilities
- Dropped kerbs – lowered access kerbs normally situated at the ends of a footway to aid pedestrians/mobility scooters crossing roads
- Pedestrian crossing facilities – controlled or uncontrolled crossing facilities to aid pedestrian movements across roads, types include:
- Pedestrian refuge – a half way crossing point or refuge in the centre of a road
- Zebra crossing – a formal crossing facility situated at busy pedestrian locations, suitable on roads with an average speed of 35mph or less
- Pelican crossing – a formal crossing, the lights are activated when the button is pushed to stop traffic