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The Commissioner monitors the carrying out of works in roads in Scotland undertaken by both roads authorities and utility companies.'
Since 1 April 2008, the Commissioner has been the keeper of the Scottish Road Works Register (SRWR) and is responsible for ensuring that the SRWR is used effectively to plan and coordinate road works throughout Scotland.
For any management information system, the inputting of precise and timely data leads to the effective extraction of information and accurate reports. The SRWR is no exception, with thousands of notices being input every week from planned future works through to actual and historical works.
The key outcomes which the Commissioner considers that the public are looking for in relation to road works are:
Better Reinstatements - when roads are dug up they need to be refilled correctly with suitable compacted material and the top running surface correctly replaced to provide a long lasting repair.
From this the Commissioner produced 5 key questions which any monitoring of road works should try to answer:
For each of the five key questions above, potential indicators were identified and then developed. None of these indicators alone is used to determine the performance of either a roads authority or a utility company, however when interpreted together they provide a good indication as to those organisations which are operating acceptably and those where there would appear to be room for improvement.