Road conditions - % of principal classified roads where maintenance should be considered

Monitoring

Provides an indication of the proportion of principal road carriageway where maintenance should be considered

An annual survey of road conditions is used to develop and prioritise planned road maintenance and resurfacing schedules. This does not affect highway inspection regimes to identify highway faults.

The latest highways survey results for 2020/21 shows that principal classified roads where maintenance should be considered has increased. It should be noted that the a new and more accurate method of surveying the roads has been implemented which includes filming of the surface. This process enables quicker and better evaluation for prioritisation of maintenance schedules.  

Shropshire Council maintains 5,200km of road and has a very low spend per km of road and per head of population when compared to all of the other unitary authorities in England.

On the 15th July 2021 full Council approved additional investment in highways to help address the priority of improving highway conditions.