Resilient Highways Network - what are we consulting on?
Consultation closes: 9 October, 2022
Consultation opened: 26 August, 2022
We want your views on which roads to keep open as a priority during adverse weather. We call these priority roads our ‘Resilient Highways Network’.
Having a Resilient Highways Network identifies the roads that we prioritise when we experience extreme weather conditions (e.g. floods, storms, ice, snow, heatwaves, etc.). These roads are prioritised for faster repairs or maintenance so they can remain open and in use.
This helps maintain access to vital services such as schools, railway stations, key food shops, petrol stations, hospitals, police, fire services, etc., and keeps activity going in our town centres, industrial estates, and business parks. As an example, these would be the main roads salted by our gritters when cold weather is forecast.
This year, as part of the two-yearly review, we are carrying out a public consultation to get your feedback.
The roads we are proposing to include are the same as those in 2020 when we last reviewed our Resilient Highways Network.