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How we co-ordinate highway road works and events
Highways Network Management are responsible for co-ordinating and monitoring street works carried out on Monmouthshire’s road network. As part of our responsibilities, we hold quarterly coordination meetings with utility companies (South East Wales Highways Authorities & Utilities Committee (SE WHAUC) works/events co-ordination and conflicts meeting). In the meeting we discuss major planned projects, future works and events happening that may affect the highway, together with other related issues. Information on planned roadworks is then compiled in to a works programme and entered on to the street works register to identify any potential conflicts. The street works register contains information on:
- the company doing the work
- planned start and end dates
- location of the works
- description of the works to be done
This information is then added to the weekly roadworks report.
Section 58 is a formal, advanced notice issued by the authority informing all interested parties that substantial road works are due to be carried out. This notice is sent out approximately 3 months before works are due to commence, to enable all parties concerned to carry out any works needed. Once works have been complete the road is protected for up to a maximum of 5 years depending on the type of works. Examples of works involved:
- reconstruction of a highway
- traffic calming
- new road layouts
Street Works Licence
If you or your organisation wish to place or maintain private apparatus in the public highway you must obtain a licence from the relevant Highway Authority. Such licences are granted under Section 50 of the New Road and Street Works Act 1991. Applications must be made by the owner of the proposed apparatus and/or the land to which the apparatus will serve.
If you wish to excavate in the public highway for any other works that do not involve apparatus then you will need to make an application under Section 171 of the Highways Act 1980.
Before an application is submitted, you are required to telephone 01633 644644 to arrange a joint site meeting with an inspector. During the meeting the inspector will give advice on any potential issues and answer any questions you may have.
Application: Section 50 Licence
Application: Section 171 Licence
Temporary Traffic Signals:
You must apply for permission to place temporary traffic signals on the public highway.
Application: Temporary Traffic Signals Application Form
If you encounter any traffic light problems you can report this using our form below.
You can report an issue anonymously, but by registering your details you can track the progress of your report and receive updates as it is processed.