Working in partnership to reduce roadwork disruption for Notts
Nottinghamshire County Councillors will receive an update on improved working with utility companies when undertaking road works across the county.
Nottinghamshire County Council’s Communities and Place Committee will be briefed on the new way of working with utility companies which is leading to real benefits for all involved, including local residents and road users.
The new streetworks permit scheme for utility companies means that for each piece of work requested the County Council can work collaboratively with the utility companies. This ensures that the proposed measures submitted allow for work to be carried out safely and effectively with minimal disruption for local residents and road users.
The new scheme came into force on 1st April this year and six additional inspectors were employed to monitor work to ensure they are within the agreed plans.
Councillor John Cottee, Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee said: “We absolutely recognise the important work the utility companies need to do, and I’m pleased this new way of working is proving to be a success.
“As the local highways authority we want to reduce congestion on our roads, maintain a good quality of roads and most importantly we want to improve the safety. This is a great initiative to help us work towards our transport priorities.
“I would also like to remind residents if they spot any issues on the highway in Nottinghamshire they can be reported using our simple online form, by visiting www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/transport/roads/highways-hub