Presentation on theme: "East Midlands HAUC Street Works Training for Administrators"— Presentation transcript:
1East Midlands HAUC Street Works Training for Administrators
2Street Works Training for Administrators Course ContentStreet Works LegislationCo-ordinationNational Street GazetteerStreets Subject to Special ControlsSection 58Notice ClassificationWorks CategoriesNotice Requirements
3Purpose of the Traffic Management Act 2004 Government VisionA central part of the Government’s strategy to tackle congestionAppointment of Traffic Managers (within Local Authorities)Network Management Duty places requirement on Highway Authorities to manage their networks effectivelyProviding for better co-ordination and control of street worksMaking Authorities’ powers over moving traffic and parking enforcement more effective
4Street Works Legislation Traffic Management Act 2004New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) still continuesTraffic Management Act (TMA) amends, replaces and adds to existing requirements under NRSWAThe focus is on administration and co-ordination of works – no change to how works are physically carried out on siteThis legislation covers the whole life cycle of works – from planning to completion
5Areas of Impact Increased importance of co-ordination Increased powers for Highway Authority (directions & restrictions)Changes to noticing regimeChanges to Section 74Introduction of Fixed Penalty Notice schemeIntroduction of Permit scheme
6Co-ordinating Works NRSWA Section 59 Requires Street Authorities to use their best endeavours toco-ordinate the execution of worksIn the interests of safetyTo minimise inconvenience to persons using the streetTo protect the structure of the street and the integrity of apparatus in it
7Co-ordinating Works NRSWA Section 60 Requires utilities to use their best endeavours to co-operate with the street authority, and one another, in the co-ordination of the execution of works.Co-ordination enables differences between works promoters competing for space or time in the street, to be resolved in a positive and constructive way.Street works reduce the width of the street available to traffic, pedestrians and other users. The level of disruption caused by restricting movements will depend on the type of works and how busy the street is.
8Co-ordination Process InformationThe Street Authority needs accurate and timely information on what is proposed and when it is happening.AnalysisThe Street Authority needs to analyse the information.ConsiderationThe Street Authority must consider whether any changes are required to minimise disruption before agreeing the proposals.Co-operationAll parties must co-operate with the Street Authority to achieve the minimum disruption.
9Co-ordination Process Effective co-ordination is essential to minimise traffic disruption whilst allowing promoters the necessary time and space to complete the works. Works Promoters should recognise that the statutory notice periods are the minimum and wherever possible, longer advance notice should be given. If changes are needed, the earlier the Street Authority informs the Works Promoter, the easier it will be for the Works Promoter to comply.
10National Street Gazetteer (NSG) Every Street Authority produces a gazetteer listing the streets in their areaIt is held centrally by the NSG custodian – Intelligent Addressing – on their websiteAll Works Promoters have access to this website and can obtain their copyEach individual street has it’s own reference number – a USRN (Unique Street Reference Number)Additional information known as ASD (Additional Street Data) is attached to the street. ASD can include;Reinstatement CategoryTraffic SensitivitySpecial Engineering Difficulty
11National Street Gazetteer (NSG) The Street Authority is responsible for streets which are publicly maintainable and prospectively maintainable.Works on private streets have to be notified to the street works register (via the Street Authority), although they are not responsible for that streetPublicly maintainable streets will generally be on the NSGProspectively maintainable streets will usually be for development sites and may not be on the NSG.Contact the relevant Street Authority for guidance on NSG information, identification of correct USRN and for permission and guidance to raise a Provisional Street.See for contact details of Street Authority representative
12Streets Subject to Special Controls Categories of StreetProtected StreetsStreets with Special Engineering DifficultiesTraffic Sensitive StreetsReasons why special controls are imposedWhen planning works you need to considernot only the nature and duration of the worksbut also the effect on residents and local communities and theimportance of minimising delay and inconvenience to road usersand the need to protect structures and apparatus in the street.
13Streets Subject to Special Controls Traffic Sensitive StreetsWorks Promoters should not work in the carriageway of trafficsensitive streets at sensitive times unless there is no alternative.Depending on circumstances Traffic Sensitivity can apply to:Carriageway, footway or pedestrian area onlyA part or all of the streetCertain times of the dayCertain days of the weekCertain days of the year
14Streets Subject to Special Controls Streets with Special Engineering Difficulties (SED) Example of a bridgeIf SED applies, you must ensure the SA, or relevant authority is contacted at planning stage, before notices are submitted.
15Streets Subject to Special Controls Streets with Special Engineering Difficulties (SED) Example of a retaining wallIf SED applies, you must ensure the SA, or relevant authority is contacted at planning stage, before notices are submitted.
16Streets Subject to Special Controls Streets with Special Engineering Difficulties (SED) Example of an embankmentIf SED applies, you must ensure the SA, or relevant authority is contacted at planning stage, before notices are submitted.
17Streets Subject to Special Controls Streets with Special Engineering Difficulties (SED) Example of a culvertIf SED applies, you must ensure the SA, or relevant authority is contacted at planning stage, before notices are submitted.
18Section 58 Restrictions Why Impose Restrictions? Residents and road users see roads being dug up within months ofresurfacing or see roads being dug up repeatedly by different WorksPromoters and conclude that there is no apparent co-ordination ofworks.To prevent this happening, a Street Authority can limit further works in aStreet (or in a length of street) after substantial road or street works byimposing a Section 58
19Section 58 Restrictions What are Substantial Road Works? Substantial Road Works extend at least 30 metres continuously and:Reduce the width of a footpath, footway, bridleway or cycle track by more than two-thirds, orProhibit the use of the carriageway by vehicles, orReduce the width of the carriageway by more than one-third
20planned in restriction Section 58 RestrictionsCreating a RestrictionPublish on WebsiteSA gives notice3 monthsbefore work plannedCopy toother PartiesPut onStreet WorksRegisterUtilities have 20 daysto respond with worksplanned in restrictionWhen the substantial roadworks are completed, the Street Authority gives a notice to the parties concerned stating that the works have been finished and the restriction is in force.
21STREET (INCLUDING FOOTWAY, CYCLEWAY ETC) Section 58 RestrictionsSTREET (INCLUDING FOOTWAY, CYCLEWAY ETC)WORKS TYPECAT 0,1,2 & TSCAT3 & 4 NON TS1: RECONSTRUCTED (Removal & replacement of some or all of the various layers that make up a road pavement)5 Years2: RESURFACED (Removal of the running surface & its replacement to restore surface integrity & skid resistance)3 Years3: OTHER SUBSTANTIAL ROAD OR STREET WORKS1 Years6 MnthsCOMBINATION OF 1 OR 2 PLUS 3Higher of FiguresCUSTOMER CONNECTIONS20 Days in all casesIMMEDIATE WORKS (EMERGENCY & URGENT)Exempt
22Directions Directions – Section 56, Section 56A & Section 66 SA can direct on date and timing of works (56) – before or during works – (If directed to work at night it is the Street Authority’s responsibility to reach agreement with Environmental Health Officers)Section 56A is the Power to give directions as to placing of apparatusSA can direct us not to place new apparatus in a streetSection 66 “Avoidance of unnecessary delay or obstruction” 24 hour responseRight of appeal
23Notice Classifications Why Notice?The notice system performs at least seven functions;1. It is a vital component of the co-ordination process2. It enables emergency notices, which can prompt the emergency procedures of other organisations3. It triggers the inspection regime4. It forms the basis of records for reinstatement guarantee purposes5. It records who has worked at a particular location6. It facilitates charging regimes7. It is an essential element of the Street Authority’s responsibility for keeping a register.The term “notification” includes notices, notifications, registrations orreinstatement, directions, responses, and cancellations
24Which works require a notice? If the works involve one or more of the following…Involve the breaking up or resurfacing of any streetInvolve opening the carriageway or cycleway of TS streets at TS timesRequire any form of temporary traffic control as definedin the Red BookReduce the lanes available on a carriageway of 3 or more lanesRequire a temporary traffic regulation order or notice, or the suspension of pedestrian facilitiesRequire a reduction in the width of the existing carriageway of a TS street at a TS time
25Works Categories & Durations WORKS CATEGORYPLANNED DURATIONWORKS DESCRIPTIONIMMEDIATE – EMERGENCYBy AgreementWorks required to end, or prevent, circumstances, either existing or imminent, that might cause damage to people or property. The term includes works that do not fall within that definition but which cannot be severed from those that do.Remedial works to dangerous, defective reinstatements come in this category.IMMEDIATE - URGENTNon-emergency works required to prevent, or put an end to, an unplanned interruption of any supply or service.To avoid substantial loss to the undertaker in relation to an existing service.To reconnect supplies or services where the undertaker would be under a civil or criminal liability if delayed until after the planned notice period. This includes works that cannot be reasonably severed from such works.
26Works Categories & Durations WORKS CATEGORYPLANNED DURATIONWORKS DESCRIPTIONMAJOR11 Days or MoreIn annual operating programmeKnown about 6 months in advanceInvolve a Temporary Traffic Regulation OrderSTANDARDBetween 4 and 10 Days InclusivePlanned Works – defined by duration. No Temporary Traffic Regulation Order required.MINOR3 Days or LessHow do we decide what Notice to send?The type of notice you send depends on the Category of Works.
27Works Category Selection Is work required to prevent or end a dangerous situation (including dangerous defects/reinstatement)?Immediate Emergency WorksYESNOIs work to prevent/end an unplanned interruption to supply or to avoid substantial loss or reconnect a supply?YESImmediate Urgent WorksNOAre the works in the annual programme or need a TTRO* or have a planned duration of 11 days or more?YESMajor WorksNOYESDo the works have a planned duration of 3 days of less?Minor WorksNOStandard Works*Temporary Traffic Regulation Order
28General Notice RulesMust be electronic noticing system which conforms to the Technical Specification for EToN (Electronic Transfer of Notices)Description must be clear and in plain English with no industry jargonDurations are calculated in working days or calendar monthsAll notices should identify start and end dates so that the duration can be calculatedThe notice period starts when the recipient receives the notice, not when it is sentA notice shall contain only one streetA notice shall contain proposed Traffic Management detailsNOTE: Notices appear on Street Authority’s websites for public information
29Notice Requirements Advance Notice / Initial Notice (Section 54) All Major Works require an Advance Notice (3 months in advance)Notice must include all available information about the worksMust have an estimated end dateMust cross reference to any project of which the works are partNotice of Starting Date / Confirmation Notice / Initial Notice (Section 55)All registerable works require a notice of starting dateMust be cross referenced to any project of which the works are partMust indicate intention to work outside normal working day
30Notice RequirementsImmediate Works Notice / Initial Notice (Section 55 or 57)Notice must be given as soon as reasonably possible, and must be given within 2 hours of start of worksIf the SA does not have arrangements for receiving/responding to ‘out of hours’ notice, this must be served by 10am the following working dayActual Start (Section 74 (5B) & (5C))Works do not have to start on the date proposed in the Section 55 notice but must start within the validity periodNotice of actual start date must be given to begin the prescribed or reasonable periodWorks may not begin before the date stated in the Initial notice unless an Early Start date has been agreedThis notice must be given by the end of the next working day after works beganThe identity of the main contractor must be provided on this noticeNOTE: In the case of Immediate Works the Section 55/57 notice is also the Actual Start Notice
31Notice Requirements Section 74 Duration Challenge Notice (Section 74 (4))SA may dispute a Duration EstimateSA must give the WP it’s own estimate using a Duration Challenge NoticeSA must send this notice with 5 working days for Major or Standard worksSA must send this notice within 2 working days for Minor or Immediate worksIf the WP does not accept the SA’s Duration Challenge it must notify the SA within 2 working days using a Duration Challenge Non Acceptance Notice.Notice of Revised Duration EstimateA WP may give a Notice of Revised Duration Estimate ay any time before the estimated end date. Reasons must be given to justify extending the works.SA may dispute a Revised Duration Estimate, but this must be within 2 working days
32Notice Requirements Section 74 Works Stop (Section 74 (5C))A Works Clear notice is used following interim reinstatementA Works Closed notice is used following permanent reinstatementThe relevant notice must be given by the end of the working day, following the day which the works were clear/closedAll spoil, excess materials, stores, signing, lighting and guarding must have been removed from site before the works can be regarded as complete.Works Status Correction – Revert Start or Revert StopTo be used only when Works Start or Works Stop notice sent in errorThere must be agreement with the SA to issue notice
33Other Possible Notices Registration of Reinstatement (Section 70)WP must notify the SA within 10 working days of completing reinstatement using a Registration of Reinstatement (S70) notice. It must specify if the reinstatement is interim or permanent .The notice must include the following information;whether the reinstatement is interim or permanentGrid references (centre point <10m,start & end <10m) to 1m accuracyDimensions of each reinstatement (length, width & depth)Date the site was reinstated (start date for the guarantee period)Reinstatement construction methodNumber of inspection unitsCancellation of Proposed Works/PhaseTo be used where a planned works/phase has not started, and is not going to take place, or if the original notice is fundamentally incorrectMust be issued before Actual Start notice
34Other Possible Notices Works Data Alteration – Error Correction or Works Data VariationThis notice is used to correct errors and amend values in previously notified data from previous notifications. Prior agreement from the street authority is required for certain corrections. For example a works description, a location description and co-ordinates can be altered.Bar HolesBar holes must be reinstatedMust be registered within 10 working days of completing reinstatementRegistration must include grid references/co-ordinates to 1metre accuracy
35Notice Requirements Early starts The early start reference process may be implemented by some Street Authorities.You will have to phone the Street Authority to obtain an agreement reference to gain permission for the early start before issuing the notice.This number should then be included in the appropriate field for Agreements within the EToN system.