Work In Progress
Changes to proposed methods of working
Any changes to the proposed methods of working should be sent as an attachment to the notification via the ‘Notice Management System’ and the Streetworks Authority will respond via the return path.
All unforeseen issues that may have a minor impact to the agreed method of working can be agreed with the NRSWA Inspector. Unforeseen issues that have a major impact must be addressed by the works promoter and proposals sent as an attachment to the notification via the ‘Notice Management System’ and the Streetworks Authority will respond via the return path.
Changes to traffic management proposals
Any changes to traffic management proposals that will have an impact on the movement of traffic must be sent as an attachment to the notification via the ‘Notice Management System’ and the Streetworks Authority will respond via the return path
Definition of information required from works promoter
Information required from works promoter:
- Details within the TMP2 submission – Should include contact details of works promoter, location of works, timing of works, reason for works, type of temporary traffic management, traffic management contractors details etc.
- Location plan – Should include area of highway to be occupied, length of excavations to be open at any one time, site access points, pedestrian routes, site compound etc.
- Method statement – Should include details of how work is to be carried out, working hours, resources to be used, extent of excavation, material storage, removal of spoil, access to site, site contact details, phasing of works and TM proposals. Methods of works need to be submitted for agreement and approval in such away that there can be no confusion or misunderstanding. The works promoter should be able to clearly demonstrate that the proposed planned works can physically be implemented.
- Traffic management plan - Should be submitted for agreement and approval in such away that there can be no confusion or misunderstanding. The works promoter should be able to clearly demonstrate that the proposed planned works can physically be implemented. This can be demonstrated in the following way:
- Traffic Management Plans (in addition to standard chapter 8 signage) are to show:
- The working area, safety zones etc.
- Position of trench excavations etc.
- Working area, safety zone, traffic lane widths and pedestrian walkway widths should be measured and dimensions shown on the plan
- The length working areas and lane restrictions should be shown on the plan
- Advanced warning signage
- Diversion routes
- Alternative routes
- Site access arrangements
- Phasing of works plan.
- Location of Site compounds and other site facilities.
- Programme of works – should take into account, noticing dates and durations, time taken for approvals, implementation of TROs and other restrictions and must be realistic. The programme should clearly detail phases of works and highlight areas where road closures, restrictions, temporary traffic lights etc are required.
- Statement to demonstrate the least disruptive method of working – should provide details of the nature of works, complexities and limitations of working. The statement should also show that other methods of working and temporary TM has been considered and investigated and proved to be less effective.
Helpful advice for entering into S278 and/or S38 Agreements with Birmingham City Council:
- Before you begin
- Summary - traffic management application process/work types/coordination and noticing of works
- Work in progress - unforeseen issues, changes to proposals, information required from works promoter
- Temporary traffic management audit - general requirements/specific precautions
- General Requirements - Construction
- Development Permits and Section 50 Licences
- Access to Further information - traffic management and streetworks
- Useful contact Details - the council and other organisations
- Reporting a Fault and Online Forms
- Private Development Section Home Page
- Adoption of Highways
- Agreements under Section 278
- Bond (Surety)
- Considerate Contractors Scheme
- Contact Us
- Creation of New Public Highways (Section 38 Agreement)
- Development Permits
- Environmental Protection
- Highway Design and Technical Approval
- Highway Lighting
- Highway Safety
- Road Making (Costs)
- Safety Audits
- Site Inspection
- Technical Documents
- Traffic Regulation Orders
- Works Notices and Traffic Management during the Works