What We Look After

As part of keeping our roads safe we also look after traffic signals, drainage, street lighting, paths and bridges

Roads

  • Most of our roads are classed as urban.
  • We look after 510 kilometres of road.
  • If we had to rebuild all our roads today, it was cost around £720 million.
  • We collect condition data to help plan where we do our maintenance work.
  • This data is telling us that 5% of the roads could be considered for maintenance.

Learn more about how we maintain our roads.

 

Traffic Signals

  • Our traffic signals allow traffic to flow safely around Bournemouth.
  • We have 51 traffic signal junctions and 115 crossings to maintain.
  • We do safety inspections to understand the condition and when to replace the equipment.
  • The general condition of our traffic signals is average.
  • These systems are sometimes referred to as Intelligent Transportation Systems or ITS.

More about Traffic Signal maintenance.

 

Drainage

  • We have 22,000 gullies across Bournemouth to keep clean.
  • As part of major road maintenance works we make sure gullies are repaired to take water to underground pipes.

Find out about the work we do on our Drainage system.

Flooding  - find out who to report a problem to.

 

Street Lighting

  • We look after 20,000 street lights to keep Bournemouth safe at night.

Learn more about how we maintain our Street Lights.

Street Lights in Bournemouth.

 

Paths

  • We look after 1200 kilometres of paths.
  • If we had to rebuild all our paths today, it was cost around £373 million.
  • We collect condition data to help plan where we do our maintenance work.
  • This data is telling us that 17% of the paths could be considered for maintenance.
  • Paths are sometimes referred to as footways or pavements.

More detail on Path maintenance.

 

Bridges

  • We have 23 bridges and 72 other structures to look after.
  • If we had to rebuild all our structures today, it was cost around £153 million.
  • We do safety inspections to understand the condition and when to replace parts of the bridge.

Find out about the work we do on our bridges.