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Due to essential maintenance our online forms and Public Access (planning, building control and licensing online) service will be unavailable Saturday 22 June 2019 between approximately 9am and 1pm. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Real-time roadworks information

You can now view all roadworks projects in South Gloucestershire on an interactive map-based TravelWest website. You can also search for public utilities works and roadworks on your route by using the ‘Search’ link on the website.

The information is constantly updated. The website shows all works carried out by public utilities companies, South Gloucestershire Council and Highways England. It also includes information on any events which may cause congestion or require road closures.

Results are shown as a report or an interactive map and you can subscribe to receive ‘Alerts’ for new roadworks in your area or commuter route via email.

Council highway schemes

Our StreetCare team is responsible for managing the highway network and public open spaces.

We also provide a wide range of frontline services such as pothole repairs, grounds and open space management, street lighting maintenance, gully cleaning, road sweeping, litter picking and dog fouling.

We also design and implement a number of new schemes to provide:

  • road safety benefits – speed limits, traffic calming measures,
  • new cycle and pedestrian facilities – cycle paths, zebra crossings, pedestrian refuges
  • highway network improvements – traffic signal installations, road widening
  • bus priority measures – bus lanes, bus stops/shelters

See the download section on the right for a list of our latest schemes and below for details of planned roadworks which require road closures or temporary traffic lights.


Highway inspections repairs and maintenance

Under the Highways Act 1980 each highway authority has a duty to maintain the council’s adopted road and footway network. In South Gloucestershire we do this by proactively surveying and inspecting the network. The frequency and type of inspection (driven, walked, cycled) is determined by the road’s usage and classification. The busiest routes across South Gloucestershire, such as major A roads and town centres are inspected once a month. Other routes are inspected on a quarterly, six-monthly or annual basis.

Any reported defect/pothole is inspected/assessed and those which meet the council’s intervention criteria are repaired within predetermined timescales. Typically this means repairs to defects will be carried out between 2 hrs and 12 weeks depending on severity.

For planned maintenance we utilise survey information (as well as defect repairs) and prioritise sections of carriageway/footway for repair. Using our asset management approach we divide our program into processes that are early intervention (such as surface dressing, micro asphalt and slurry seal) that seal the surface and reintroduce surface texture as well as the more expensive plane-off (or excavation) and relaying of one or more surface layers.

Roadworks on motorways

To check for roadworks and traffic congestion on the motorways in South Gloucestershire, Highways England has CCTV cameras showing regularly-updated views of the motorway network.

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