Highways

Cheshire East Council Highways

Cheshire East Borough Council is the local Highway Authority responsible for the maintenance of roads and footways in Hassall and the surrounding area.

If you have any concerns regarding a Cheshire East Highways issue, please use the following links to report your concerns and issues:

Report highway problems by visiting their web site

Report street light problems by visiting their web site

Report a street cleansing issue by visiting their web site

Road Closures

Visit the road works web site and zoom in to the Hassall Area, to see the latest’s road closure in our area.

Road Condition and repairs

A three-level strategy is used to deal with road defects in Cheshire East:

  • Level 1 – keeping the network safe and serviceable through permanent repairs to isolated defects such as potholes within required timescales
  • Level 2 – maintaining and protecting the network through programmed patching work to protect the network from further deterioration
  • Level 3 – investing to improve the network to achieve overall network condition improvement, delivered through the annual Highway Investment Programme.

Level 1 – keeping the network safe and serviceable

Road defects such as potholes are identified through scheduled safety inspections and reports from members of the public. These are repaired within required timescales to keep roads safe.Repeated freezing and thawing of water on the road surface during winter can cause the condition of roads to deteriorate in isolated areas. Post winter repairs take place to target affected locations.

Level 2 – maintaining and protecting the network

Road defects that are concentrated in larger areas are dealt with by patching works, as part of our level 2 patching programme. Level 2 works are targeted at locations requiring more permanent repair as part of the council’s highway maintenance strategy, to begin to improve the overall condition of the road network.

Level 3 – investing to improve the network

The Highway Investment Programme involves large scale surfacing treatments such as surface dressing, micro asphalt and resurfacing to improve the overall condition of Cheshire East’s road network. These works are delivered through an annual programme during summer months.

Gullies and Drains

Cheshire East Highways gully emptying schedules and other routine maintenance work is designed by collecting all the information collected from previous work carried out.

They use this together with information such as the type of road, school locations and likely flood risk allows us to workout how often they should empty gullies across our highway network.

Not all gullies will be emptied every year, although A and B roads may be emptied up to three or four times a year.

The information we have collected has been used to produce a gully emptying schedule for 2018 (PDF, 68KB) along with a plan showing the locations (PDF, 410KB).

Report it

We inspect all roads and pavements in Cheshire East on a regular basis to identify safety defects and arrange any repairs. If you are concerned about the condition of a road, report it and it will be assessed with appropriate action taken.