The adopted highway refers to any road / footway that is maintained at public expense by the local authority. These will be maintained at the standards set by the authority and receive regular maintenance and safety inspections.

Adoption process

For a road to be adopted as part of the highway network:

  • An existing private road is brought up to the local authorities standards and has been accepted under a section 38 agreement
  • A new road has been constructed by a developer to the standards required for the highway to be adopted

Please use our mapping system to view the extents of the Adopted road network.