Meaning of highway maintenance in English:

highway maintenance


(also highways maintenance)
mass noun
  • The process of keeping public roads in a state of good repair.

    ‘York council has overspent on highway maintenance’
    • ‘half a billion pounds has been cut from its highways maintenance budget’
    • ‘The latest nationwide figures for the cost of repairing potholes come from a survey of all local authorities with highway maintenance responsibility.’
    • ‘The claims follow the publication of an inspection report carried out on highway maintenance throughout the city.’
    • ‘The council has been able to re-allocate £450,000 from the insurance budget to highway maintenance.’
    • ‘The successful bidder is likely to get a lucrative seven-year highways maintenance contract.’
    • ‘The poll was commissioned to find out the public's perceptions of Essex's highway maintenance service.’
    • ‘Some targets in highway maintenance have been missed.’
    • ‘He has begun a highway maintenance apprenticeship near his home in east London.’
    • ‘The highways maintenance manager said the county's fleet of gritters had been at work last night.’
    • ‘He was appointed county surveyor of Surrey in 1908, again supervising the modernization of the system of highway maintenance.’
    • ‘He said he would encourage anyone whose car is damaged as a result of poor highway maintenance to seek compensation.’