Home Have your say Current consultations Have your say on proposed highways maintenance changes Share your views on our draft highways asset management policy and strategy. Our road and footpath network provides connections to employment, health services, education, places of leisure and interest, as well as supporting industry. However, budget reductions mean we need to consider revised ways of working.We spent £26m looking after roads, pavements and verges in 2015/16, either directly or through a contractor. However, we need to reduce this by £3.55m over the next two years.Last year we asked for your views on a proposed new approach to looking after roads, pavements and verges through our A Roads to Zebras consultation.We’ve taken into account the feedback from this and have drawn up a draft highways asset management policy and a draft strategy.We are now seeking views on these draft plans.You can read copies of our draft highways policy and strategy.Highways Asset Management Proposed Policy PDF, 682.26 kbOpens new windowHighways Asset Management Proposed Strategy PDF, 994.91 kbOpens new windowYou can feedback on proposals via our short questionnaire until Sunday 26 March 2017.A PDF version of the questionnaire is available to download, for reference purposes only.Questionnaire (for reference purposes only) PDF, 486 kbOpens new windowProposals in the new policy and strategy include:Prioritising high risk repairs when responding to highway defects. This may mean other repairs could take longer than before, but we will be clear about timescalesFocussing on planned maintenance work to help slow down the deterioration of roads. As a result, users may notice more ‘road patching’ or ‘surface dressing’ being carried outPreventative work will be ‘risk based’ and determined on how roads are ‘categorised’ in a new classification of highwaysDiscussing with parish councils opportunities for their involvement in local maintenance, such as grass cutting and the maintenance for trees, flower and shrub bedsIntroducing a targeted approach to gully cleansing, which will help improve service levelsKeeping winter maintenance, such as gritting, at current service levelsReviewing the way we handle maintenance communications with the public and parish councilsFeedback from this consultation will be considered by the council’s cabinet in the summer, when it considers adopting the proposed policy and strategy.If you have any queries about this consultation, please email HighwaysConsultation@leics.gov.uk or call 0116 3050001. Help us improve this page Hide content Was this page helpful? Yes It was helpful, but Please select a reasonthere's a broken link it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other No Please select a reasonit didn't answer my question it's not detailed enough it's hard to understand it's incorrect it's outdated it's too long Other Details Email address We’ll only use this to ask for more detail if we need to.