Monmouthshire County Council strives to keep the roads in good condition, therefore it is necessary for essential repair works to be carried out.
To find out what's happening in your area, view a copy of the weekly roadworks report. This is updated weekly or when required.
How we co-ordinate highway roadworks
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 co-ordination 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
When and how to get a Street Works Licence
If you or your organisation need to dig in the public highway, footway or verge to place or maintain private apparatus you may need a Section 50 - Street Works Licence.
An example of this would be a new build where the owner is installing a drainage system themselves and needs to connect to the public sewer through the public highway.
The Street Works Licence does not replace the need for other permissions to be sought i.e. permission from the water company to connect to their sewers would still be needed.
Before you fill out a Street Works Licence application form you will need to contact the office and we will 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.
How to apply for traffic lights on the highway
All works on the highway require some form of traffic management. Any traffic lights you wish to be used on the highway need to be co-ordinated by Network Management.
Applications for two-way signals are to be sent to:
- Email: email@example.com
- Fax: 01633 644726
Any applications for multi-phase signals (signals with three or more heads) need to be forwarded to our traffic team.
A 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