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Request ID: FOI-2692-2021
Date published: 16 April 2021

You asked

I am writing to request information under the Freedom of Information Act relating to a road your authority is responsible for maintaining. Specifically, my query relates to the Wandsworth Roundabout where Wandsworth Bridge Road, York Road (A3205), Trinity Road (A214) and Swandon Way (A217) meet, and more specifically, where the southerly direction Wandsworth Bridge Road meets the roundabout, just beyond the pedestrian crossing lights. Please can you send me: 1. 1) A copy of your current road maintenance policy relating to that road. Please send me the full policy, but this should include details of the intended frequency of road safety inspections, how these inspections should be conducted and the maximum time between identification of a defect and repairs being carried out. 2. 2) A copy of the road repair history for that road over the past year. Again, please send me the full road repair history, but this should include: - dates of all safety inspections between 13th November 2020 and 13th February 2021. - details of how safety inspections were undertaken (walked or driven, speed of inspection vehicle etc) - details of all carriageway defects identified, with description, date and time - details of how the authority handled these defects, what repairs were undertaken and the time between the identification of each defect and a repair being carried out.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-2692-2021/GH Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 25 March 2021 asking for information about Wandsworth roundabout. Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require. 1. TfL’s road maintenance process relating to road safety inspections is detailed in the London Highways Alliance Contract, volume 2, service information (common) section 2.1. This include the details of maximum time between identification and repairs. The guidelines in which TfL operates road maintenance are detailed below: TfL will ensure that the roads under its responsibility remain safe following the Well Maintained Highways Code of Practice for Highway Maintenance. The Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) is inspected on a regular basis, an effective way of assessing and recording the relative risks associated with potential circumstances of network condition. There are three categories of inspections – safety, service and condition and each of these inspections provide the basic information for addressing the core objectives of highway maintenance namely network safety, serviceability and sustainability. This information is used to develop maintenance programmes. 2. The repair history of this section of the roads requested is provided in the attached spreadsheet from 13th November 2020 and 13th February 2021. This includes all details of safety inspections, defects identified with description and date (we do not record the exact time), the defect type and the repair status. It also includes details of defects reported through the public enquiry manager. Our asset management system keeps records by road section. We have provided those relevant to your request. • Trinity road – ref 0000A214_1/00010 • Trinity road – ref 0000A217_0/00025 • Swandon way – ref 0000A217_1/00030 • York road – ref 0000A32051/00022 • York road – ref 0000A32051/00022 • Bridgend road – Although the red lines extend into Bridgend Road TfL is only the Traffic Authority, responsible for signs and lines, not the maintenance which means that we do not hold inspections for this section of road. The boundary map has been provided to detail this. • Wandsworth bridge road is not on the Transport for London Network so we do not hold the details for this. The safety inspections on these sections of road are carried out once per month, with the exception of York Road that is carried out weekly. All inspections are carried out as a walking inspection. If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you are considering submitting a further FOI request please think carefully about whether the request is essential at this current time, as answering FOI requests will require the use of limited resources and the attention of staff who could be supporting other essential activity. Where requests are made, please note that our response time may be impacted by the current situation. If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal. Yours sincerely Graham Hurt FOI Case Officer FOI Case Management Team General Counsel Transport for London


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