Roadworks fines

Maximum fines

The maximum fines for offences on the public highway are:

  • putting up rails, beams and other obstructions over the road: £200
  • damaging a road: £1,000 plus the cost of the repair
  • obstructing a road: £1,000
  • placing a skip on the highway without a licence: £1,000
  • failing to light and cover a skip in the hours of darkness: £1,000
  • depositing materials on a road without permission: £1,000
  • mixing cement on the road: £2,500 plus the cost of repair

Obstructing the highway

Section 169 of the Highways Act 1980 refers to scaffolding or any other structure that obstructs the highway.

If you break any of the conditions in section 169, you could be fined up to £5,000.