Find out how we provide and maintain roads, pavements, bridges and cycleways in Suffolk.

Suffolk Highways logoWe work with KierMG as Suffolk Highways to maintain, manage and improve the public highway network 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.

Report a problem

You can report a non-emergency:

Highways emergencies

Do not report a highways emergency online - call 0345 606 6171. Find out more about highways emergencies

We have to fulfil 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. 

Please note, we are not responsible for the maintenance of:

  • trunk roads (A11, A12, A14 in Suffolk) (PDF, 311KB) which are the responsibility of the Highways England;
  • private roads which are usually the responsibility of the people who access their properties from the private road. 

You can keep up to date with highways issues by following us on social media - follow Suffolk Highways on Twitter

What is in the section

Bridges and highway structures

We assess, maintain, and strengthen bridges in Suffolk to comply with European Union requirements.

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Highway Maintenance

We aim to provide and maintain as far as possible safe and accessible public highways.

  1. Additional Highway Maintenance Funding
  2. Highway Drainage
  3. Highway Emergencies
  4. Highway Insurance Claims
  5. Intervention criteria for highway defects
  6. Obstructions on roads and footways
  7. Pothole Challenge
  8. Potholes
  9. Road resurfacing
  10. Road adoption and naming
  11. Roundabout sponsorship
  12. Slurry sealing of pavements
  13. Surface dressing
  14. Trees, Grass and Vegetation
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Kerbside parking is controlled in a variety of ways. Drivers must look out for parking restrictions and obey the regulations.

  1. Dropped Kerbs (vehicular accesses)
  2. Parking for people with disabilities
  3. Parking on pavements and verges
  4. Parking permits - Blue Badge scheme
  5. Residents Street Parking Permits
  6. Suffolk advisory parking standards
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Public rights of way

Public rights of way provide a healthy, safe and sustainable way to access the countryside and other local services.

  1. Landowner Statements about village greens
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Report a Highways Problem

You can report a non-emergency problem in Suffolk quickly and easily online. Use our Highways Reporting Tool to report new defects or monitor existing reports.

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Find latest information about roadworks and road improvements planned for Suffolk.

  1. Lowestoft Northern Spine Road - Phase 5
  2. Travel Ipswich
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Salting, gritting and snow clearing

We keep highways safe and usable in winter. Learn how we work to keep roads free from snow and ice.

  1. Grit bins and heaps
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Street lighting and other lit equipment

We manage, maintain and repair most streetlights and other lit equipment on roads and pavements in Suffolk.

  1. Pedestrian crossings
  2. Traffic lights and signals
  3. Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS)
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Traffic Management and Road Safety

  1. Lorry Management
  2. Road Safety
  3. Signs, Lines and Safety Fences
  4. Speed limits
  5. Temporary Road Closures
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