Wiltshire is a beautiful and varied county with rolling countryside which include areas of outstanding natural beauty, historic cities and market towns which aside from attracting visitors from all over the world, house thriving social and economic communities.
Wiltshire Councils highways department plays a leading role in helping to support economic growth in the county whilst at the same time protecting and maintaining the environment.
Together with the associated assets we play a vital role in our modern society. We facilitate the movement of goods and people, provide access to homes, businesses and key public services, and enable communications and utilities infrastructure to be readily routed. The highway network therefore fulfils a multitude of functions for a variety of users, all of whom may have different expectations of the network.
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The highway network includes the infrastructure of roads, bridges, pavements, cycle ways and public rights of way that connect Wiltshire’s communities with each other and with neighbouring areas. The highway network, together with street lights, traffic signals, bollards and signs, and the less visible things such as drainage systems and retaining walls, are the highway assets.
Did you know?
We currently have and maintain: 3.9 million square metres of footways, 1,560 bridges and structures, 82,775 road gullies, and 44,628 street lights