Adopted Roads and Highways

Road adoption usually concerns minor and residential roads and is the responsibility of Hertfordshire County Council Highways.

The Highways Act 1980 lays down the process for a highway authority to adopt a road.

Hertfordshire County Council has produced a design guide, 'Roads in Hertfordshire - Highway Design Guide' that gives details of the design and construction standards that must be met before adoption can take place.

For more information, visit the Hertfordshire County Council website or telephone them on 0300 123 4040.