As required by the Roads (Scotland) Act, the Road Maintenance Service provides for the effective maintenance of the adopted road network, including footways, to ensure that it is properly maintained in a safe condition.
The road maintenance team is responsible for ensuring that statutory safety inspections are carried out and any necessary works are undertaken to ensure the continuing safety of road users. In addition, the team is responsible for reviewing the overall condition of the road network and for compiling and implementing a prioritised programme of named schemes for structural maintenance works.
The team is responsible for ensuring that gritting and snow clearing operations for winter maintenance are carried out in an effective and efficient manner and is committed to reviewing and improving this element of the service.
The team recognises the potential environmental impact of its operations and supports the use of recycling techniques and the use of recycled materials where appropriate. In winter maintenance, trials are being carried out into alternatives to salts in an attempt to reduce salt spread rates.
The Quality Management System operated within the City Engineer's division will be extended where appropriate into the work of the road maintenance team to ensure that similar operations are carried out in a consistent manner and to an appropriate standard.