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A guide to the cost of highway works in Wiltshire

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Below is a guide to the cost of the more common requests that the council receives for the provision of highway works (as of April 2016). It is intended to help parish and town councils when considering such issues in their area.

Costs quoted are approximate and do not include fees involved with the design and implementation of the scheme or the cost of any legal procedures involved unless stated.

Pedestrian facilities

Zebra crossing (including high friction surfacing on approaches) typically costs between £18,000-£28,000.

A photo of a zebra crossing

Divided zebra crossing (including high friction surfacing on approaches) typically costs between £25,000-£35,000.

Photo of a divided zebra crossing

Puffin crossing (including high friction surfacing on approaches) typically costs between £45,000-£55,000.

Photo of a puffin crossing

Toucan crossing (including high friction surfacing on approaches) typically costs between £50,000 - £60,000.

Photo of a toucan crossing

Highlighted crossing point including bollards and associated works typically costs approximately £3,800.

Photo of a highlighted crossing point

A typical pedestrian refuge, including electrical works and all other associated works, costs between £8,000-£10,000.

Photo of a pedestrian refuge

Footways

To construct a new footway using standard bituminous materials typically costs approximately £150 per metre, with kerbing/edgings costing approximately £70 per metre.

A photo of Yorkstone pavinf

To construct a new footways using Yorkstone paving slabs costs approximately £320 per metre, if heritage stone kerbing is required, this would cost in addition of approximately £200 per metre.

A shared use cycleway/footway will be similar to a standard footway. However, it will be of greater width and will require additional signing and street lighting.

Parking controls

Parking restrictions, the cost of formulating the proposals, the consultation and the progression of the associated legal traffic orders is the larger proportion of the total cost of introducing parking controls. Typically this can cost £5,000 per site. The cost of the yellow lines and associated road signs account for a much smaller proportion of the total scheme.

White lining

White lining costs up to £5 per metre. Hatching as shown above costs approximately £10 per metre squared. Removal of white lines costs £25 per metre. Road studs cost between £15 each plus gang establishment costs

Traffic management is additional to these costs.

Signs

To erect a warning or regulatory sign on a new sign post costs between £200 and £350, dependant on size.

To erect a directional sign on new posts typically cost between £400 and £700, dependant on size. If any sign requires external illumination then an approximate further £800 can be added to the cost for ducting, connection to the electricity supply and lighting unit.

A village nameplate on two new posts costs up to £250. If a road safety message is required this costs an additional £80. The town or parish council may be asked to pay the additional cost.

An ornamental finger post costs up to £1,800. The requester is normally required to fund enhancement work of this type in full.

Street lighting

Provision of a standard street lighting column including service connection costs up to £2,500.

Provision of an ornamental lighting column, including service connection costs up to £3,500.

The cost can vary, depending on the length of ducting needed and closest electricity source. This can cost up to £50 per metre.

Traffic calming

The details below indicate methods typically used in traffic calming schemes. However, it should be noted that all sites require individual consideration and assessment before a particular scheme can be agreed.

Full gateway, including signs, lines and coloured high friction surfacing costs up to £6.500. This cost will rise if any electrical work to the signs is required.

A typical mini-roundabout (without re-surfacing of the carriageway) with signing, lining, street lighting costs between £6000 and £10,000 with an additional £8000 per splitter island if required.

The physical narrowing of the carriageway to introduce one-way priority traffic operation, including signing, lining and street lighting costs up to £30,000 but is dependent on length.

20mph zone and associated features

20 mph zone, coloured entry treatment including signing, lining and street lighting costs up to £15,000.

Double speed cushion layout and associated works such as street lighting, signing and lining typically cost between £7,000-£10,000.

Photo of a speed control table

Speed control table with crossing point and associated works such as coloured surfacing, street lighting, signing and lighting costs from £12,500, dependant on length and carriageway width.

Photo of a raised junction

Raised junction with crossing point and associated works such as coloured surfacing, street lighting, signing and lining costs from £30,000, dependant on length and carriageway width.

Other highways works

Photo of a pedestrian guard rail

Pedestrian guard rail typically costs £80 - £120 per metre.

Photo of a dropped kerb

Standard dropped kerbs (1 side only) typically costs £600-£800.

A photo of a bollard

Bollards cost between £150 and £350 each.

Photo of rounded signs

Carriageway roundel costs up to £150 dependant on size and speed limit.

Photo of a picket fence

Village entry picket fence costs approx £1,400 per gate.

Photo of a bus shelter

Bus shelters costs can vary considerably depending on size, location, electrical capability, prices range from £3500 to £9000

Surveys/data collection

A street lighting assessment typically costs between £1250 and £2500

A pedestrian survey typically costs between £350 and £1000

A vehicle/speed survey typically costs between £350 and £2000

A topographical survey typically costs between £1400 and £4000

Other information

As Highway Authority for Wiltshire, we do not install highway mirrors

We also no longer install vehicle activated signs (VAS)

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eMail: transportplanning@wiltshire.gov.uk
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Transportation and Development Services
Wiltshire Council
County Hall
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
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Last updated: 13 October 2011

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