List of highway features
This section provides further information on the features that make up Staffordshire’s public highway network and provides links to common defects/problems that can arise.
We are responsible for the maintenance of over 6,200km of carriageways in Staffordshire, which includes lay-bys and bus lanes.
For further information and commonly reported problems with these highway features please visit the road surface defects page.
Footways, footpaths and cycleways
We are responsible for over 4,500km of footway and cycleways in Staffordshire. Footways can be adjacent to the carriageway or remote from the carriageway. Cycleways may be constructed off-carriageway or shared with footways or carriageways.
We are responsible for over 1,200 bridges and culverts in Staffordshire. These include bridges, sign gantries, culverts, embankments, retaining walls and subways.
Lighting and traffic signals
In Staffordshire we have over 100,000 lighting columns, lit road signs, traffic signals and other roadside equipment including cabling, ducts, feeder pillars, subway lighting and information bollards.
For further information and commonly reported problems with these highway features please visit street lights and lit traffic signs and traffic signals and pedestrian crossings.
We are responsible for over 180,000 gullies in Staffordshire and an unquantified length of highway drainage system which includes gullies and linear drainage channels, pipework, manholes, outfalls, land drainage ditches and watercourses, roadside ditches and grips.
For further information and commonly reported problems with these highway features please visit our drainage page.
We are responsible for all road markings on the public highway in Staffordshire. These can become worn over time as a result of traffic and weather. For further information and commonly reported problems with these highway features please visit our road markings page.
Verges and planted areas
We are responsible for around 2.5million sq. metres of grass verges/soft landscaped areas and trees.
For further information and commonly reported problems with these highway features please see our grass, weeds, trees and hedges section.
Street furniture includes bollards, cycle stands etc.
We are responsible for non-illuminated signs, warning, regulatory and local direction/information posts, and information boards.
We are responsible for traffic calming features such as tables, humps and chicanes.