From: Peter Silverman [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 05 November 2010 13:42
To: ‘Nugent, Aran’
Cc: Steve Field (Ops Manager UK Highways); Elizabeth Cullen
Subject: M40 J1 slip roads – cleaning of verges
In your e-mail of 26th October you said
“Please be aware that The M40 DBFO Contract covers the following areas (specifically in relation to slip roads) around Junction 1. Boundary Plan attached (as previously provided).
South bound off slip – we are responsible for verges on both sides of the carriageway.
North bound on slip – we are responsible for verges on both sides of the carriageway.
North bound off slip – We are responsible for the verge on the off side only, i.e. the land between the slip road and the mainline M40.
South bound on slip – We are responsible for the verge on the off side only, i.e. the land between the slip road and the mainline M40.”
Your plan is attached.
I had understood that the HA were normally responsible for the verges on both sides of all motorway slip roads up to the boundary fences. I therefore wrote to South Bucks DC. They have replied saying they are not responsible for any of these verges. Obviously this needs to be resolved.
To this end can you provide me with a copy of the definitive documents which formalise the division of responsibilities between the HA and SBDC at this junction.
I look forward to hearing from you