Hierarchy Review & Redefinition
As the Well-Managed Highway Infrastructure Code of Practice, 2016 has been published, Croydon wanted to re-asses and update their hierarchy to ensure it is still relevant and meets today’s needs, whilst keeping in-line with the new Code.
- Work with Croydon officers to understand the current hierarchy and establish a new ruleset in-line with the new Code.
- Refresh the highway hierarchy based on the new ruleset, taking into account usage and location.
- Assess and agree on inspection frequencies against each hierarchy, based on risk.
- Compare hierarchy and inspection frequencies with neighbouring boroughs to ensure a consistent approach across boroughs.
- Evaluate resource implications and advise on the best way forward.
Through this project, Croydon Council has:
- Updated its highway hierarchy and inspection frequencies through a risk-based approach as per the new Code.
- Strengthened Croydon’s S58 defence against compensation claims.
- Established a resource neutral hierarchy regime that focuses safety inspections on the areas of highest risk to the Council.
T: 020 8948 0249
Assistant Director Highways Services
- Client Croydon Council
- Date 19th February 2017
- Tags Compliance, Contractor Engagement, Decision Support Tools, Highway Management, Resilience, Stakeholder Engagement, Strategic Asset Management