on the 2004 National Road Maintenance Condition Survey on the
condition of roads and footways in England and Wales.
structural condition of roads. Surface condition is measured using a
visual survey of defects and machine based surveys of wet road
skidding resistance and the English trunk road network.
The structural survey uses a machine to measure the deflection of a road
under a standard load.
Key results, extracted from the summary chapter of the full report,
are available on the DfT website.
The annual NRMCS is supported by the Department for Transport, the
National Assembly for Wales and the Highways Agency.
Copies of the report are also available from:
DfT Highways Maintenance Data Unit
Zone 2/18, Great Minster House
76 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DR
Tel: 020 7944 3092
Fax: 020 7944 2164