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The latest network queries circulated for this service are listed below. 

If you would like more information about any of these queries or want to submit a response, please email Rob Bailey.

Network queries from previous years are available on the links at the bottom of the page.

RH0284 - Changing response times and intervention levels as part of new highways code of practice review - 24.01.18

In light of the introduction of the New Code of Practice – Well
Managed Highway Infrastructure it is anticipated all Highway
Authorities will be well on the way to reviewing their current
processes and procedures in line with the new guidance with
particular regard to “hierarchies”.

This authority is interested in hearing whether other Highway
Authorities have, as a result of the review process:

  • Considered changing their repair response time to category 1 defects (currently this authority’s response time is 24 hours)? - YES/NO

If they have what response time have they proposed?

  • Considered changing their intervention levels (currently this authority’s is 20mm for footpath and 40mm for carriageway)? - YES/NO

If they have what have they introduced?

They would appreciate seeing any related evidence used to justify
the changes proposed.


RH0283 - digital storage in highways inspection - 16.01.18

A member authority is investigating the adoption of a digital storage
system to capture inspections and issue defect tickets.

They wish to know:

Do you use a digital storage highways system for inspection and to
issue subsequent defect tickets?

  • What system do you use?
  • How much did it cost to purchase and implement?
  • What are the pro’s and con’s?

If you do not use a digital storage system:

  • Are you considering using one, what is your criterion?
  • Have you decided against a digital storage system, if so why?


RH0282 - Use of drones – 08.01.18

A member authority is interested in any other Highways authority,
currently using drones for any of their work e.g. structural

  • What areas are they using them for?
  • Did you purchase a drone or hire it?
  • Did you train your own staff to use the drones?
  • If you aren’t currently using them are you considering using them?
  • Any lessons learnt that you would be happy to share with others about implementing the use of them?

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