We are responsible for maintaining and repairing most public highways in Suffolk (the public highway consists of any verge, footway, carriageway, bridleway or footpath whether or not maintained at public expense and over which the public has a right of way). We are not responsible for:
- Trunk roads (A11, A12, A14 in Suffolk) (PDF, 89KB) which are the responsibility of the Highways Agency
- private roads which are usually the responsibility of the people who access their properties from the private road.
We have to fulfill a number of statutory duties in our role as Highway Authority for these roads, many of which are contained in the Highways Act 1980. The Highway Maintenance Operational Plan sets out our approach to providing the highway maintenance service to meet our statutory duties.
We are working with KierMG as Suffolk Highways to maintain, manage and improve the highway network in Suffolk. KierMG is a leading provider for highway maintenance services.
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What is in the section
We assess, maintain, and strengthen bridges in Suffolk to comply with European Union requirements.
A range of cycling facilities are provided throughout Suffolk for you to use.
Processing applications for vehicular accesses (dropped kerbs)
If you are planning a sporting event, social event or entertainment to be held on a public road, you will need to apply for a Special Events Order.
We aim to provide and maintain as far as possible safe and accessible public highways.
If you find a problem on the highway which you think requires urgent attention, please let us know by phoning our Customer Service Centre on 0845 6066171.
Working with freight and haulage companies to ensure that lorries use the most suitable routes and roads to travel through or deliver goods in Suffolk.
Kerbside parking is controlled in a variety of ways. Drivers must look out for parking restrictions and obey the regulations.
Public rights of way provide a healthy, safe and sustainable way to access the countryside and other local services.
We aim to reduce casualties in Suffolk and increase road safety awareness through Education, Enforcement and Engineering.
Most roads are highways maintainable at public expense by us. Private roads are unadopted and privately maintained.
We make every effort to complete works efficiently with minimum disruption.
Maintaining public highways in Suffolk in a safe condition for the travelling public, free from snow and ice as far as is reasonably practicable.
Maintaining signs, lines and street furniture on the public highway