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Council Services:

Management Services

The essential job of making sure our roads are clear, well lit and safe in normal and hazardous conditions is managed by the Communities Directorate of Lincolnshire County Council.

This includes looking after and maintaining the traffic lights, traffic signs, road markings and street lighting, as well as much more.

  • Abandoned vehicles

    Abandoned vehicles are reported to your local district council who will arrange for the vehicle to be removed.

  • Abnormal Loads

    Regulations regarding large or heavy (abnormal) loads on Lincolnshire roads.

  • Boundary Markers

    A robust physical marker that identifies the start of a land boundary or the change in a boundary.

  • Domestic Dropped Kerbs or Crossover

    The processes involved in applying for and constructing a new vehicular access crossing to domestic properties.

  • Enforcement - Roads and Highways

    The Council, as highway authority, has a duty to protect the rights of the public to the use and enjoyment of the road and footpath network.

  • Events on the Highway

    The County Council welcomes events that are enjoyed by residents, boost tourism and benefit local businesses.

  • Gritter in the snow

    Gritting and snow clearance

    Information on how the County Council grits Lincolnshire’s roads and highways, including information on gritting routes, how to add a road to our gritting routes and advice on clearing snow and ice yourself.

  • Obstructed Pavements

    The public highway exists for the free passage of the general public and it is an offence to obstruct it with any unauthorised object.

  • Obstructions - Roads and Highways

    The public highway exists for the free passage of the general public and it is an offence to obstruct it with any unauthorised object.

  • Paving Stone Thefts

    Paving stone theft can be reported to your Divisional Highways Office (01522 782070).

  • Public Conveniences

    District Councils across the County of Lincolnshire provide a number of public conveniences.

  • Road Adoption

    New roads constructed by developers following Council's guidelines are normally adopted by agreement under Section 38 of the Act.

  • Street Cleaning

    Street cleaning is provided by your local District and Borough Councils.

  • Street Furniture

    Street furniture covers a vast array of equipment placed in, on, or over the highway for the safety and convenience of the public.

  • Street lighting

    Most of the street lighting in Lincolnshire is owned, operated and maintained by the county council.

  • Temporary Traffic Signals

    Approval is required from the County Council for use of portable temporary traffic signals on Lincolnshire highways.

  • Theft of Highway Equipment

    Wilful damage, unauthorised movement or theft of highway equipment constitutes a criminal offence.

  • Tourism Signs (brown signs)

    There is a policy in place which details the minimum requirements for any tourist attraction or facility to be eligible for this type of signing. 

  • Traffic Lights

    All Traffic Signals in Lincolnshire are owned and maintained by Lincolnshire County Council in partnership with the main contractors.

  • Traffic Management

    Concerns the rules, regulations and practices of the highway authority in controlling traffic activity.

  • Traffic Signs and Road Markings

    Traffic signs and road markings are maintained by Lincolnshire County Council in alliance with our Term Maintenance Contractor.

  • Vehicle Restraint Systems (Safety Fences)

    To report a fault on a parapet or safety barrier please complete the Highways Defect Reporting form.

Highway defects

Discovered highway defects such as potholes, lighting, flooding, signage, obstructed roads?


Constructing a dropped kerb

Request permission to construct a dropped kerb/vehicular crossing to an existing property.


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Last updated: 19 December 2014

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