AQW 4362/22-27 – Utility Companies failed road inspections

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Infrastructure how many times utility providers have been instructed by his Department to repair the road surface in Mid Ulster, in each of the last five years.

Minister for Infrastructure: Utility companies are responsible for the permanent reinstatement of roads to an agreed specification. When utility companies do not reinstate roads in a satisfactory manner, the Department applies the procedures for inspection of reinstatements and for dealing with reinstatement failures as set out in the Northern Ireland Road Authority and Utilities Committee (NIRAUC) Code of Practice for Inspections.

The table below details failed inspections by year in each of the last 5 years ;

YEARNumber of failed inspections

The reinstatement defects were notified to the utility company responsible for the necessary remedial works.

Should you have any further questions on this please contact DfI Roads Western Division at