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Well-Maintained Highways

Well-maintained Highways Code of PracticeWell-Maintained Highways, the code of practice for highway maintenance management was published in July 2005. It provides local authorities with guidance on highways management in an ever changing environment, creating a strong foundation for a positive and lasting maintenance policy. Adoption of the recommendations in this code will help the delivery of Best Value services.

'Well-managed highway infrastructure' superceds the previous Codes 'Well-maintained Highways', 'Well-lit Highways' and 'Management of Highway Structures'.  This was published on 28 October 2016.  The new Code can either be adopted straightaway by authorities or they have until October 2018 to adopt a risk based approach.

The Code was drafted by a team from Atkins on behalf of the UK Roads Board. It is one of a suite of Codes commissioned by the UK Roads Liaison Group.

The Code is available as an Adobe Acrobat file below

Latest version of Well-maintained Highways

Well-maintained Highways - Code of Practice

The above version supersedes all previous versions . A list of all changes introduced from the original Code together with the date of introduction is included at the front of the Code.

If you wish to look at a version of the Code highlighting all the changes from the previous version, please see:  Well-maintained Highways - tracked changes . Older versions of the Code are archived on the UKRLG website (when you click on the file the archived versions will be shown).

For more detail and a background to the updates to the Winter Service section of Well-maintained Highways (published on the 29th November 2011), please click here.