Traffic sign maintenance

Information about how we maintain road signs, including how to report a problem with a traffic sign.

Maintenance standards

Our primary objective is to keep road signs visible and legible.

Signs need to be readable by highway users as they pass at a distance and at speeds appropriate to the type of road.

Signs are inspected for safety and in response to reports from the public.

Work will be undertaken to keep signs legible and to repair signs that have been damaged and become unsafe.  

Priority will be given to mandatory and warning signs on higher category high speed roads.  

Report a problem

You can report a problem with a traffic sign quickly and easily online using our Highways Reporting Tool.

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