01 June, 2015
A review is currently being carried out of the Well-maintained Highways, the Well-lit Highways and the Management of Highway Structures Code of Practice by the UK Roads Liaison Group (UKRLG).
According to UKRLG the aim of the review is not to carry out a re-write but to update the advice in the current Codes to reflect recent developments and to bring a fundamental change in the way highway infrastructure is managed in the UK, through the adoption of a risk based approach. This will include the development and revision of guidance for routine and cyclical maintenance and inspections, with the overall objective of reducing the cost of the service and reducing the financial burden on local authorities while not compromising statutory duties.
It is expected that the revised Codes will be published in Autumn 2015.