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Street works

Information about street works for local authorities and statutory undertakers carrying out work on or under the street.

These documents feature guidance, data and details of government consultations about street works.

Street works are carried out by statutory undertakers. Statutory undertakers include:

using equipment and machinery on or under the road.

Street works are necessary to provide and maintain utility and transport services, but can be disruptive to road users. Street works are different from road works, which are works carried out to repair or improve the highway including footways, pavements and street lighting.

Guidance

  1. Street works inspections coring

    • Statutory guidance
  2. Street works permit schemes regulations

    • Statutory guidance
  3. Street works permit schemes: conditions

    • Statutory guidance
  4. Safety at street works and road works

    • Guidance
  5. Street works co-ordination code of practice

    • Guidance
  6. Street works lane rental charges

    • Guidance
  7. Lane rental schemes for street works

    • Policy paper
  8. Microtrenching and Street Works: An advice note for Local Authorities and Communications Providers

    • Guidance
  9. Street works best practice

    • Guidance
  10. Street works overrun charges

    • Guidance
  11. Street works inspections

    • Guidance
  12. Street works frequently asked questions (FAQs)

    • Guidance
  13. Street works - useful links and information

    • Guidance
  14. Street works: training and accreditation of operatives and supervisors

    • Guidance
  15. Contracting out highways maintenance and street works

    • Policy paper
  16. Specification for the reinstatement of openings in highways

    • Guidance

Consultations

  1. Proposed guidance for coring during streetworks inspections

    • Consultation outcome
  2. Street works permit schemes: complying with regulation amendments

    • Consultation outcome
  3. Street works permit schemes: changes to regulations

    • Consultation outcome
  4. Qualification requirements for people working on street works

    • Consultation outcome
  5. Permit schemes for street works

    • Consultation outcome
  6. Higher charges for street works that overrun

    • Consultation outcome

Impact assessments

Street works data

Published 21 July 2011
Last updated 18 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Statutory guidance on street works inspections coring added to collection page.
  2. Added new statutory guidance on permit schemes.
  3. Advice on changes to street works permit schemes required by 1 October 2015 issued.
  4. First published.