Although Bolton Council inspects our maintained highways at regular intervals and our process is robust and beyond national standards, we still also rely on members of the public bringing to our attention possible hazards and problems, such as:

  • Potholes and surfacing problems 
  • Street lighting issues
  • Damaged kerbs
  • Blocked drains and gullies
  • Missing or damaged guardrails or bollards
  • Missing manhole covers and grids
  • Damaged or missing signs and lines 


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Department for Transport – Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund

A copy of the application form for Bolton Council may be viewed here.  

Pothole Fund Report for Works  

The funding is being used to supplement routine Council budgets and help to repair defects and increase the resilience of the highway network. A copy of the report may be viewed here.  

Our duty

The Council has a duty to maintain its highways as outlined within section 41 and 58 of the Highways Act 1980. In order to comply, the Council has a team of highway inspectors that undertake highway safety inspections of all its adopted highways at regular intervals.

Safety inspections are carried out to specified frequencies, dependant upon the status of each highway. During the inspection, problems identified which are at, or exceed, the minimum intervention levels as outlined within the code of practice, are identified and processed for repair.


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