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Summary – Traffic Management Application Process/Works Types/Coordination and Noticing of Works

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In June 2010 Birmingham’s Highways Private Finance Initiative (PFI) began with Amey, on behalf of Birmingham, supplying many of the services previously provided directly by the City Council.  Amey on behalf of the City Council carries out the coordination of works and work activities on the highway.

All streetworks notices and traffic management plans relating to streetworks notices (including requests for early starts and extensions of time) shall be submitted to Amey as attachments of an email to

bhm.streetworks@amey.co.uk

If Notices are not correctly submitted and do not have supporting information attached in order to check and approve the proposed works the notice will be challenged. This may delay and/or disrupt the timing of works and could result in the issuing of Fixed Penalty Notices.

Provide a traffic management plan to show proposals and demonstrate that it is required.

  1. Complete TMP2 request for temporary traffic management approval.  Send as attachment to works notification with supporting information.
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  3. Applications will be processed & copies sent to the appropriate sections within Birmingham City Council.
  4. Works Promoter will receive response from the Streetworks Authority via the notification return path confirming the decision, or a request for further information.

Amey Streetworks lines of communication are as follows:

Type of communication:

Email address;

Traffic Management Requests

BHMstreetworks@amey.co.uk

Early Start Requests

BHM_Streetworksregister@amey.co.uk

Extensions/Error Corrections/Restriction Permissions

BHM_Streetworksregister@amey.co.uk


Work types

Works types are defined within the‘Code of Practice for the Co-ordination of streetworks and works for road purposes and related matters’ Chapter 78 – Works classification issued by the Department of Transport in conjunction with HAUC (UK) and forms part of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.

1. Major works:

  • Works that have been identified within a programme (normally planned about six months in advance of the proposed start date)
  • Require a temporary traffic regulation order
  • Have a planned duration of 11days or more

2. Standard works:

  • Works with a planned duration of between 4 and 10 days.

3. Minor works:

  • Works with a planned duration of 3 days or less

4. Immediate works:

  • Emergency works
  • Urgent works – unplanned/reactive work in order to maintain supply of service and/or maintain the safety of highway users.

The works promoter must also consider the location of the works when planning and noticing of proposed works, as standard or minor work may have a major impact on the movement of traffic and sufficient time will need to be given to plan works, agree traffic management proposals and carry out publicity.

Noticing Of Works

Types of notices are detailed within the ‘Code of Practice for the Co-ordination of streetworks and works for road purposes and related matters’ Chapter 8 - Notice requirements and validity issued by the Department of Transport in conjunction with HAUC (UK) and forms part of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.  Noticing of work etc shall be in accordance with the Act.

Where temporary traffic management and proposed methods of working need to be submitted for approval and applications submitted for processing details should be submitted as an attachment to an Advance Notice.

A summary of notice period and response times:

MATRIX OF NOTICE PERIODS AND RESPONSE TIMES


Notice Period

Validity Period

Response Time

Work Category

S 54

Ss 55/57

S 54

Ss 5/57

S 54

Ss 55/57

S 74

Major

3months

10days

15days

5days

1month

5days

5days

Standard

N/A

10days

N/A

5days

N/A

5days

5days

Minor

N/A

3days

N/A

2days

N/A

2days

2days

Immediate

N/A

2hours after

N/A

N/A

N/A

Any time during works

2days


Notices

  • Section 54 (1) – Advance notice
  • Section 55(1) – Notice of starting date
  • Section 74 – Actual start date
  • Section 74(4) – In progress, revised duration
  • Section 74(5C) – Works clear (interim)
  • Section 74(5C) – Works clear (permanent)

Requests for early starts and extension of time requests

Works Promoters will need to carefully plan their works to ensure notices are submitted correctly and comply with the noticing periods. Early starts and extensions will only be considered if the works promoter can clearly justify the need for a change to the notice period and programmed works. Early starts and/or extensions may also be granted if there is a benefit to the coordination of works and a reduction of the impact to the movement of traffic.

Traffic sensitive streets

Under section 64 of NRSWA a street authority may designate certain street or parts of streets as traffic sensitive. The designation highlights that works in these situations are likely to be particularly disruptive to other road users, but it does not necessarily prevent occupation during traffic sensitive times. The sensitivity applies to all works taking place in the street. Highway authorities and undertakers should not work in the carriageway of traffic sensitive streets at sensitive periods unless there is no alternative.

Traffic sensitive streets are identified on the street gazetteer together with other additional street data.

The streets designated by Birmingham City Council as part of its winter maintenance programme, requiring the treatment of any part of it with salt or other chemicals when low temperatures are expected, to prevent the formation of ice are traffic sensitive from 07:00 to 19:00 hours, 7 days a week.

Work may be restricted on street where traffic has been displaced to as a result of major works taking place on nearby streets or other parts of the strategic network. For example major works on Bristol Road would be restricted while major works are being carried out on the Hagley Road. These restrictions will be site specific.

City centre restrictions

Working restrictions in the city centre is aimed at minimising the impact on the highway network while there is increased demand due to shopping etc. The current restriction period starts at the end of October and runs through to the end of the second week in January.

If essential works are required agreement must be sort from the streetworks authority before starting with the exception of emergency works.