FOI Request - Road Defects

Request 101001251543

1.  Information including sight of any written or electronic information detailing the categorisation of road defects your roads inspectors adhere to

2.  Information including sight of any written or electronic information detailing the maximum depth of a road defect before it requires to be repaired

3.  Information including sight of any written or electronic information detailing procedures for logging and fixing road defects on each type of road within the local authority including A roads, B roads, C roads and unclassified roads

4.  Information including sight of any written or electronic information detailing the number of potholes logged with the council on an annual basis from 2010 to 2015

5.  Information including sight of any written or electronic information detailing the written guidance and procedures provided to your roads inspectors to identify road defects

6.  Information including sight of any written or electronic information detailing compensation payouts made by the council due to claims following pothole related damage on an annual basis from 2010 to 2015

Response 08-08-2016

1. This information is available on the Moray Council website and is therefore exempt under Section 25(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. For ease of reference please find a link to the web page here (see Carriageway Lifecycle Plan)

2. Moray Council do not have such a measurement.  Guidance on the priority given to different depths of defects within different carriageway hierarchies is given within the RAMP Carriageway Lifecycle Plan, however our Road Inspectors will risk assess each defect and instruct repairs accordingly.

3. This information is also available within the Carriageway Lifecycle Plan (see link in response to Q1).  Please note that inspections have been logged electronically since April 2012.

4. In accordance with Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we can confirm that this information is not held..

The closest data we have is the number of ‘carriageway defect’ works instructions which were completed each year (see below).  It is important to note that each of these works instruction may have included the repair of several carriageway defects within a vicinity, and that only some of the defects repaired would have been potholes.

  • 2010 – 2288 instructions
  • 2011 – 2393 instructions
  • 2012 – 2886 instructions
  • 2013 – 3257 instructions
  • 2014 – 3060 instructions
  • 2015 – 4526 instructions

5. This information is also available within the Carriageway Lifecycle Plan (link in response to Q1. Please also see response to Q2 regarding defect risk assessment).  Our inspectors have also completed external ‘Road Inspector’ training courses.

6.

  • 2010 - 2 claims paid (totalling £428.50)
  • 2011 - 1 claim paid (£322.69)
  • 2012 - 0 claims paid
  • 2013 - 1 claim paid (£10,639.00)
  • 2014 - 1 claim paid (£691.94)
  • 2015 - 0 claims paid

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