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Adoption of Roads

Service Description: The Highway authority is responsible for the routine inspection and maintenance of all publicly maintainable (or adopted) highways on the Island. A number of Inspections are carried out by a team of Highway Inspectors on a scheduled basis, who identify any essential works that may be required to maintain the highway in safe condition. Please note that the maintenance of private (unadopted) roads is usually the responsibility of the Landowner. Private roads may or may not be subject to public rights of way.

Also known as:- Development Control, Road Adoption, Section 38

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Question: What is an adopted Highway?

Answer: An adopted highway is one where the local authority has taken on the legal responsibility for maintenance.

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