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Obstructions

Use this service to report an obstruction on the highway. 

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It is an offence to obstruct the free passage of the highway. Obstructions are objects which have been placed on or which overhang the highway.

Such obstructions are given by examples below:

  • unauthorised builders' skips
  • unauthorised scaffolding/hoardings
  • Caravans on adopted highways
  • builders materials
  • unauthorised temporary works including traffic lights
  • unlawful overhanging tree branches, hedges
  • unlawful mud/Debris on the road
  • unlawful mixing concrete/mortar on the highway
  • unauthorised vendors/traders
  • unlawful encroachment of highway boundaries
  • unlawful discharge of water onto the highway
  • unlawful blocking 'Rights of Way'
  • unlawful plants and Bushes
  • unlawful illegal Signs

Encroachments are where ownership of areas of the highway has been unlawfully assumed.

If a person without lawful authority or excuse in any way wilfully obstructs the free passage along a highway, they are guilty of an offence. In such cases the Highway Authority has legal powers to enforce their removal.

Vehicle on the highway -  if your issue is concerning vehicles obstructing the highway, your issue should be initially directed to the South Wales Police by phoning 101.

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