Highway Defect

Essex has a road network that is approximately 4,660 miles in length and over the next ten years traffic is expected to grow in line with national trends by about 20 percent.

The majority of issues relating to highways are the responsibility of Essex County Council. They are responsible for road safety, road works, lining and signing, road maintenance, street lighting, road adoption, school crossing controls, safety cameras, gritting, snow and ice clearance and requests for yellow-lines etc.

Essex County Council is responsible for maintaining the road network in the District. You can find out if your road is maintained by Essex County Council in Related Content. If you wish to report a highway issue to Essex County Council, please use the link in Related Content.