Road inspection and assessment

We are responsible for the maintenance of 912km of adopted roads, including 90km of principal roads.

Safety and service inspections are undertaken at set intervals to identify faults and repairs are prioritised using a nationally recognised risk-based approach. Factors that will affect the level and speed of response may include:

  • the scale and location of the fault
  • the category of road and its position in the "road hierarchy"
  • the available budget

Mobile surveys

We also assess the condition of roads by using mobile surveys which measure rut depth, surface profile and surface texture.

The information gathered is then used to rate individual locations for comparison against other locations within East Lothian to determine programmed road improvement works.