Repair and improvement of roads costs (FOI)
Repair and improvement of roads costs (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 03 November 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
What is the size of the Gov.je budget for 2022 for the repair or improvement of Roads, including any tracks and pavements, that are Gov.je responsibility?
What is the latest end of year forecast of outturn for this budgetary area, and when was this produced?
Please supply any relevant caveats.
If the budget and forecast is not known at this level, please supply that for the next higher level or aggregation.
The responsibility for the improvement and maintenance of Government of Jersey’s roads, tracks and pavements falls under the following sections within Infrastructure, Housing and Environment department (IHE).
- Transport – i.e., main roads, footways and town pedestrian thoroughfares
- Jersey Property Holdings (JPH) – i.e., items within the Government of Jersey’s Property Estate
- Land Resource Management (LRM) – i.e., access tracks.
The table provides the requested information with any relevant caveats included within the response.
Details regarding some of the staffing budgets for the requested work streams are not included in the transport budgets since it is estimated that it would take more than 12.5 working hours to extract the relevant data. Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has therefore been applied.
It should be noted that not all of Jersey’s roads are maintained by the Government since the parishes are generally responsible for the upkeep of the smaller roads. Therefore, you may wish to contact them directly using the contact details included at the end of the response.
Jersey Property Holdings
Jersey Properties holdings (JPH) does not have a specific budget in relation to the maintenance of pavements and tracks, however, any work required would come from their central maintenance and repair budget. regarding the Government of Jersey’s Property Estate (the ‘JPH Maintenance Budget’).
The repair or improvement of roads, tracks and pavements is only a small part of the work carried out within the JPH Maintenance Budget. Examples of the work streams included within this budget are shown in the attached table.
The department’s systems are not configured in a way that will allow extraction of the specific details requested.
Land Resource Management
It should be noted that LRM’s general definition of ‘tracks’ are as countryside access paths across the island both on public and private land (total 70 km length) that are maintained by the LRM team.
However, only figures relating to the maintenance of vehicle access routes are included in the response to this request and not the upkeep of countryside footpaths and bridleways.
LRM does not anticipate any additional projects being undertaken during 2022.
Article 16 - A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive
(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.
The information requested may be held by the parishes therefore a request for information in writing may be sent toto:
Or by post to:
Parish FOI, East Wing, RJA & HS, Trinity, JE3 5JP
Further information about making a FOI request to the parishes is available as follows:
How to Make an FOI Request | Comité des Connétables