Guidance

Best practice for street works and highway works

Best practice examples for people carrying out street works and highway works, and how to complete excavations and reinstatements correctly.

Documents

Practical guide to street works

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Best practice in street works and highway works: full document

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Practical guide to street works

This guide advises site operatives and supervisors on good workmanship, and promotes the highest standards of reinstatement of openings in highways.

Best practice in street works and highway works

This guide provides principles and examples of best practice for the implementation of street works and highway works.

It aims to help undertakers, highway authorities and other organisations carrying out works to use these principles in order to avoid unnecessary disruption to highway users.

The document is intended to cover all works, but focuses specifically on:

  • planned major works
  • planned maintenance
  • works on busy and strategic routes
Published 20 September 2011