What are Street Works?
Street works are works carried out to the utility services that are located within public highways, as opposed to works which are carried out for the benefit of the road or footpath users, which are known as "works for road purposes".
Street Works are carried out by "statutory undertakers" (formerly known as public utilities) such as gas, water, telecom, cable TV& electricity companies. These companies have a legal right to install and maintain apparatus in a public highway.
The legislation that covers this area is the New Roads & Street Works Act 1991 and the Traffic Management Act 2004. Further information on Street Works can be obtained from the government’s Department for Transport web site.
What is the Council’s role?
The Council has a duty to co-ordinate works carried out in the highway and in the words of the Traffic Management Act 2004 to secure "the expeditious movement of traffic" (so far as is reasonably practicable). The term "traffic" includes pedestrians. The Council is a member of the North of England Highway Authorities Utilities Committee (NEHAUC) and liaises with the statutory undertakers via quarterly meetings to discuss programmes of work. On important street works projects the Council holds regular and frequent progress meetings to help minimise possible disruption and inconvenience to the public.
Accessing information on Roadworks
You can access the Dudley Council Street Works Register. By searching on a street name you will be able to see what works are planned, or have been carried out in that street.
The information provided from the Streetworks Register is regularly updated by the organisations named in relation to works, errors and/or delays may occur and this Council accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracies or inconvenience caused. If you have any specific queries regarding current streetworks or are aware of any works not listed on this site, please contact us via the details given below.