Although the scheme applies equally to the council’s own highway works, comments are being sought from utility companies because of the impact it will have on the way they plan and undertake their road works.
Councillor Joanna Wright, cabinet member for Transport Services, said: “We all recognise that road works have to take place for important reasons, but it can still cause frustration and delay our journeys. Introducing a street works permit scheme will allow road space to be booked in a more streamlined way to benefit all organisations and will provide improved information for road users. This scheme would give us additional tools to manage the works effectively and help keep everyone moving on the roads of Bath & North East Somerset.”
After taking into account feedback from utility companies, the scheme is anticipated to begin in Spring 2020.
More information about how Bath & North East Somerset Council manages roadworks can be found at https://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/streets-and-highway-maintenance/roadworks