Roadworks and traffic

Substantial roadworks

When we carry out major roadworks (known as substantial roadworks) we tell utility (gas, electricity and telecoms) companies three months in advance through an official legal notice called a Section 58.

This gives them time to carry out any work that needs doing. The notice restricts their activities during the roadworks and for three to five years after we’ve finished. This prevents them from digging up a road or footway after improvements unless they have our permission and it’s in certain circumstances.