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.
Further details can be found in the following press release:
Angus Carmichael took up the post of Scottish Road Works Commissioner in September 2015 and has over 40 years experience in this sector.
The post of Commissioner was established under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 to improve the planning, co-ordination and quality of road works throughout Scotland. The Commissioner monitors performance and promotes good practice across both utility companies and roads authorities (Councils for local roads and Transport Scotland for the trunk road network).
Office of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner
Tel: 0131 244 9936