This report presents the results of the 18th visual condition survey of roads in England and Wales. It also gives the results of a deflectograph survey, measuring the structural condition of local authority roads. The report comments on trends in condition during the last ten years, and compares figures for 1994, 1993, 1984, and (in some cases) 1977. The visual survey found that: (1) the general condition of roads deteriorated until the mid-1980s, but has been fairly stable since then; (2) their 1994 condition was similar to that in 1993 but worse than in 1984; and (3) trunk road condition has improved since the mid-1980s. The structural survey suggested that: (1) the condition of local authority principal roads is similar to that of all-purpose trunk roads, in terms of residual life categories (less than five years) generating maintenance need; and (2) the deterioration of motorways over ten years ago has been halted. The footways survey found that: (1) overall footway condition was similar in 1994 and 1993; and (2) the incidence of 'trips' in footways decreased from one per 40m of footway in the 1980s to 1 in every 75m in 1994.

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    Department for Transport, England

    Great Minster House, 76 Marsham Street
    London,   England  SW1P 4DR
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 89 p.
  • Serial:
    • Statistics Bulletin
    • Issue Number: (95)30
    • Publisher: Department for Transport, England
    • ISSN: 0269-0993

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00711177
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 1-855112-801-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1995 12:00AM