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The city council is the highway authority for Salford.
Highways include publicly-adopted roads and footpaths within the city boundary. The majority of roads and paths are covered by highway maintenance but some are privately owned or are maintained by other council departments.
You may request a variety of council services online
Seen some fly tipping? Broken street light? Dangerous pavement? No problem! You can now report all these and more from a single point of access on our website, and at a time that suits you. Visit our service request form.
The council is responsible for carrying out repairs and for administering highway legislation via the Highways Act 1980 and the New Roads and Street Works Act (NRSWA) 1991. This includes:
- Planned maintenance: resurfacing and renewal of road markings
- Reactive maintenance: dealing with minor defects including potholes or other dangerous damage
- Highway drainage: clearing blocked highway gullies and drainage channels
- Obstructions: enforcement of highway legislation contained in the Highways Act 1980
- Licensing: granting of permissions for use of areas of highway (eg scaffolding, hoardings, road opening permits, events on the highway)
- Surveys: carrying out of visual and machine condition surveys of the highway network
- Street works: liaison with various utilities organisations (eg gas, electricity, water, telecoms) or other authorised bodies carrying out work within the highway. Enforcement under NRSWA
Who to contact
- Highway Services
- Emerson House
Map to this location
- 0161 909 6505
This page was last updated on 9 December 2014