Highways planned maintenance work

Network North Roads Resurfacing Fund

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Network North Roads Resurfacing Fund - Made possible by reallocated HS2 funding

Network North Roads Resurfacing Fund - additional resurfacing and other highways maintenance work.

Areas or roads where work is planned Type of works being undertaken on asset group Indicative cost Surface area resurfaced - if applicable Benefits
Anlaby Park Road South Carriageway reconstruction and resurfacing £225,000 1,745m2 Improved local environment by uplifting residential distributer road and location of primary school. Upgrading existing traffic calming features.
Fountain Road Carriageway reconstruction and resurfacing £75,000 1,048m2 Improved condition of industrial road where numerous local businesses are situated.
Gillshill Road Carriageway resurfacing £60,000 1,205m2 Improved local environment by uplifting residential distributer road. Improving ride for passengers on busy bus route.
Orchard Park Road Carriageway resurfacing £135,000 2,262m2 Improved local environment by uplifting residential distributer road. Improving ride for passengers on busy bus route and shopping area. Upgrading existing traffic calming features.
Church Street Carriageway resurfacing £55,000 625m2 Improved local environment by uplifting residential distributer road in busy popular urban village.
Derringham Street Carriageway reconstruction and resurfacing £165,000 1,397m2 Improved condition of industrial road in the vicinity of one of Hull's most prominent local companies.
Year Total DfT capital grant funding Total capital investment in maintenance of Network - council and DfT Total revenue spent on maintenance of highway network
2019 to 2020 £4,418,000 £7,802,202 £1,402,306
2020 to 2021 £8,182,000 £6,040,000 £1,400,000
2021 to 2022 £3,570,000 £6,723,546 £1,375,898
2022 to 2023 £2,717,000 £7,799,423 £1,027,755
2023 to 2024 £3,124,000 £5,870,512 £1,893,831
2024 to 2025 £5,414,000 £4,206,000 £1,900,000

Restrictions on utility works

Restrictions on utility works following substantial road works or street works

Hull City Council operates a permit scheme to coordinate works on the highway network. This includes works carried out by utility companies and other promoters. The council uses systems like Street Manager, Confirm Asset Management, and one.network to ensure effective coordination and compliance with statutory inspections. These inspections, such as -

  • random samples (CAT A, B, and C)
  • routine inspections
  • defect investigatory
  • permit conditions

are conducted to protect Hull's network and ensure proper coordination. If a works promoter is found to be working outside the agreed conditions, appropriate action is taken. For example, issuing a Fixed Penalty Notice, NRSWA failure or defect failures. Hull City Council also enforces an extensive list of ‘special engineering difficulty’ roads. This is due to the large number of concrete carriageways in the city, and so protecting the integrity of the network against future failure.

Prior to conducting maintenance on carriageway and footway schemes, the local authority establishes Section 58 restrictions under the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991. This restricts utility companies from carrying out substantial work on a specific street for a predetermined period. Utility companies are notified at least 3 months in advance of the council's intention to carry out major roadworks. This allows the utility company sufficient time to complete any necessary works before the council's roadworks commence.

Undertaking works on a street with a Section 58 restriction requires the authority's permission. It must be in accordance with the specified requirements.

Hull City Councils latest evaluation in 2023 of the operation of the permit has been rated excellent.

Innovation in the delivery of highways maintenance

Hull City Council asset management team uses the Horizons UKPMS to assist in the analysis of various condition surveys. This is along with results from local safety inspections when determining the carriageway maintenance programme.

The council has a continuous problem over the years with reflective cracking in its carriageway surfaces. This is due to the use of concrete base in the original construction to alleviate the effect of poor ground conditions. It has resulted in resurfacing schemes having a far shorter life expectancy then would be expected. To solve this problem, the Local Authority started to use premium products in its maintenance schemes when they became available on the market. This resulted in an increase in the initial costs of the works, but a far greater life expectancy of the surfacing, resulting in a reduction in the whole life cost of the maintenance.

These products have included the use of a 25mm thick Stress Absorption Membrane Interlayer (SAMI) comprising a 4mm aggregate high modified binder content material to absorb bottom-up thermal movement in the concrete base. This is then overlaid with a polymer modified binder surfacing layer again giving greater flexibility to the material to act as a resistance to top-down cracking caused by stresses caused by vehicle movements. The use of these innovative materials in Hull has resulted in a substantial increase in the life expectancy of our maintenance projects.

Examples of maintenance schemes where these materials have been used include -

  • Endyke Lane
  • Staveley Road
  • Calvert Lane
  • Hopewell Road
  • Barham Road

Further innovation has taken place in Hull with the delivery of living with water projects in conjunction with Yorkshire Water. They include the construction of an attenuation system to hold and store water until the appropriate time for it to be released into the network when storage is available. An example of which is Rosmead Street, resulting in the increase in flood resilience and reduction in long term maintenance costs.