Street works technical specification for electronic transfer of notifications

This technical specification provides a common language for the exchange of information about street works.

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This specification was replaced by the Street Manager system in July 2020.


ETON specification version 6

XML schema

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This document provides a technical specification for the Electronic Transfer of Notifications (ETON) system. The specification is accompanied by an extensible markup language (XML) schema.

Undertakers and local authorities must use an ETON system to exchange a substantial volume of information about street works. The system must comply with the technical specification which provides a common language for the exchange of information. This helps to minimise transaction costs by ensuring that any highway authority’s system can receive and understand communications from any undertaker (and the other way round).

ETON technical specification version 6 replaced version 5 (PDF, 672KB). Further details on the transition to version 6 are given in section 1.2 of the specification.

This version also replaced appendix E of the existing inspections code of practice.

Published 12 December 2008
Last updated 9 April 2013 + show all updates
  1. ETON specification version 6 added.

  2. First published.