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Who controls when roadworks take place?
Most roadworks are carried out by utility companies: gas,
electricity, telephone, water and cable. These are controlled by
the council under the New
Road and Street Works Act 1991.
The Act allows the council to control the timing and
quality of works and to set out traffic arrangements to
minimise disruption to residents and road users.
What to do if someone has dug a hole and the barriers have been
The responsibility for protecting and reinstating a trench or
hole is placed on the company who dug it. If a defect is notified
to the council, we will endeavour to contact the correct
company asking that the situation is resolved.
To report a problem with roadworks or if you have any
further questions, please use this
online form or get in touch using the contact details
below. This form can also be used to report overflowing
or dangerous skips and dangerous scaffolding.
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