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Roads, highways and pavements

  • Roads maintenance

    The maintenance and repair of road surfaces and the co-ordination of third-party work which effects roads, such as utility companies, property developers and private citizens is co-ordinated by North Yorkshire County Council.

  • Road closures and diversions

    Information on temporary and permanent road closures.

  • Roadside verges maintenance

    The majority of grass verges adjacent to roads are within the public highway. North Yorkshire County Council is required to keep these safe and unobstructed.

  • Dropped kerbs for vehicle access

    A dropped kerb crossing (also known as a verge crossing, footway crossing, vehicular crossing, crossover or access) is required when you want to take a vehicle across the verge or footway to access your land.

  • Pavement obstructions

    Streetworks, roadworks, skips, scaffolds, hoardings, advertising boards and building materials that block the pavement are all considered to be causing an obstruction to pedestrians. North Yorkshire County Council is responsible for ensuring that such obstructions are removed.

  • Pavement maintenance

    North Yorkshire County Council has responsibility for the maintenance of pavements within the area. They should provide advice on reporting dangerous pavements and what to do in the event of an accident resulting from trip hazards (holes, uneven paving slabs etc.) on the pavement.

  • Road gritting

    Gritting of primary and secondary roads is done by North Yorkshire County Council when weather conditions may prove hazardous (i.e. freezing temperatures).

  • Road works

    Notification of road closures, diversions and possible traffic disruption as a result of road works that are underway or programmed to take place within the area. Under the New Roads and Street works Act 1991: s112 the County Council are obliged to publish a register of road adoptions and road works, which is available for public inspection.

  • Roads - access to property

    Providing access to residential or commercial property over the pavement i.e. dropped kerbs for vehicle access.

  • Roads - adoption agreements

    New roads that have been constructed in accordance with the County Council's guidelines are normally adopted by way of an agreement between the developer and the County Council under section 38 of the Highways Act 1980. Under the New Roads and Street works Act 1991: the County Council are obliged to publish a register of road adoptions and road works, which is available for public inspection.

  • Transport - stations, stops and shelters

    Provision of stations (train, bus, metro etc.), interchanges, bus stops and shelters and associated facilities.

  • Tourist road signs

    Tourist signs ("brown signs") are the responsibility of the Highways Agency on trunk roads and the local highway authority (NYCC) on other roads.