News

The Commissioner has made the following statement relating to COVID-19 and recent Scottish Government guidance on carrying out road works.

Statement from the Scottish Road Works Commissioner on the COVID-19 and its impact on road works roads authorities and utility companies

The Scottish Road Works Commissioner has taken the decision to delay the planned software upgrade to the Scottish Road Works Register due to take place on 6 April 2020.

The Scottish Road Works Commissioner has issued penalties totalling £18,000 to three utility companies for systematic failure to comply with their statutory obligations when placing cables and pipes in roads.

The Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 has been published and is available to view from the Legislation and Guidance section of this website.

The following courses are available; SRWR for Roads Authorities on Tuesday 20 August, SRWR for Works Promoters on Wednesday 21 August and SRWR Advanced Noticing on Thursday 22 August.

The Specification for the Reinsatement of Openings in Roads Fourth Edition (Scotland) May 2019 has been published with an additional Section 13 - Narrow Trenching.

The following courses are available; SRWR for Roads Authorities on Tuesday 21 May, SRWR for Works Promoters on Wednesday 22 May and SRWR Advanced Noticing on Thursday 23 May.

The Sample Download to be used for the 2019 National Coring Programme is available for download directly from the Scottish Road Works Register (SRWR). It contains a random sample of reinstatements within the prescribed range (between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 ) which meet the criteria described in RAUC(S) Advice Note 3 - National Coring Programme 2019.

Transport Scotland has published a response to the recent consultation on the use of narrow trenching in Scotland's roads.