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Highways and Infrastructure: 2022/23 Annual Review

Meeting: 20/07/2023 - Highways and Transport Committee (Item 5)

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To consider a report updating Members on performance across the Highways and Infrastructure Service during 2022-23.

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The Committee considered the report which provided an update on performance across the Infrastructure and Highways Service during 2022-23.


Committee Members noted the large-scale highways network across the borough which included 2,162km of footways, 1,047 bridges and structures, over 40,000 streetlights and 5.8million m2 of grass verge. The Committee thanked officers across the service for their hard work and efforts throughout 2022-23.


The Committee also thanked Hayley Kirkham, Paul Griffiths and their teams for their work in preparing the Council’s Petition against HS2 Phase 2b and for the support they had provided to Town and Parish Councils in order to help them achieve their aspirations through the petitioning process.


It was noted that there had been a decrease in the investment for category 1 defects during 2022-23 compared to 2021-22 and that this was expected following the proactive approach in maintenance and Level 2 patching works undertaken. It was highlighted that an additional £19m of capital investment, over four years, had been identified for the highways network. Members queried how many extra kilometres of Level 2 works the additional capital investment had been able to fund during 2022-23.


RESOLVED (unanimously):


That the Highways and Transport Committee


  1. Note the performance of the Infrastructure and Highways Services during 2022/23. 


  1. Note the on-going work of the Highways Service to support delivery of the Council’s Brighter Futures Customer Strategy.