FOI Request - B9102 near Aberlour
Under the general requirements of the Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Acts, I would be grateful if you would provide the following information in relation to the B9102 near Aberlour in Speyside from 2007 to date.
(1) Dates of all safety inspections undertaken on the B9102.
(2) Details of all carriageway defects identified during safety inspections on the B9102.
(3) Details of how carriageway safety inspections are undertaken on the B9102, including whether walked or driven, the speed of the inspection vehicle and the number of persons in the vehicle.
(4) The intended frequency of carriageway safety inspections on the B9102.
(5) Details of all complaints and/or enquiries relating to the carriageway on the B9102.
(6) The defect intervention criteria adopted in relation to the identification of all categories of carriageway potholes (i.e. how do you define a pothole as requiring attention?)
(7) The time period(s) adopted between identification and repair (temporary and permanent) of all categories of carriageway defects.
(8) Has Moray council formally adopted all or part of the standards contained within the national code of practice for highways maintenance management?
(1) Information can be found here. (PDF)
(2) Information can be found here and here (PDF). These are all works instructions issued to repair carriageway defects on the B9102 since 2007 – some of these would have been raised following safety inspections. We changed software systems in 2009, hence the 2 separate tabs.
(3) Safety inspections in rural areas are generally driven, and carried out by one Road Inspector. The vehicle will travel the route at approx. 20mph. Although driven, whenever a defect is spotted the Inspector will park up and walk back to the defect so that it may be measured and recorded accurately. Urban sections are walked.
(4) 3 monthly
(5) Information can be found here. (PDF)
(6) Information available on page 20 here.
(7) Information available on page 20 here.
(8) The ‘Well-maintained Highways’ Code of Practice for Highway Maintenance Management is a comprehensive document of over 300 pages and includes good practice advice on numerous service standard types. There are far too many to comment on individually in this response but, in broad terms, our carriageway hierarchy, inspection regime, defect intervention levels and repair priorities are all based on the Code of Practice. If you require more detailed information regarding any particular service standard please submit a fresh, and more specific, enquiry.