What Works are displayed on the Map?

The Works information displayed on this website is initially recorded in the Authorities Street Works Management System supplied by Symology. Only works that are currently being performed or are proposed to be performed are included. Any works which have been completed will be removed from the map when notification of completion is received into the Symology system from the Works Promoter.

Using the Map

Upon entry to the MapSearch screen the map will be positioned to show the full extent of the Authority area.

Image Depicting the Number of Works Found

On the light blue bar (see example above) towards the bottom left of the screen, a message is provided which shows how many Works fall within the geographic boundaries of the map view. Only when the number of works is less than or equal to 100 will the Works be drawn on to the map.

To zoom into a particular area the user can simply "double-click" on their area of interest. The map will zoom in gradually with each double-click, centering on the area the user clicks on. Alternatively the user can use the standard Google zoom tool. This can be used by sliding the scale up or down or by using the + and - options. The button in the middle of the up, right, down, and left buttons enables the user to zoom to the previous extent of scale.

To navigate around the map the user can simply click and drag in the map area or use the standard Google up, right, down, left buttons.

One of the great features of Google Maps technology is the ability to overlay the maps with Satellite imagery. This feature is best utilised by using the Hybrid button, since this also overlays the map detail on top of the images.

To view further details regarding the Works the user can simply click on one of the roadwork signs and an information box will appear. This box provides further details regarding the Works, such as who is carrying out the works, a textual location of the works, the roadname, the start and end dates, and the unique reference number for the works.

Location of Works

Please note that not all Works may be positioned on the map accurately, in particular:

  1. Where the work is a long trench e.g. a gas main running the length of a road, the map will display the centre point of that trench.
  2. Works recorded without coordinates in the Symology system are still displayed on this website. Such works will be displayed in the centre of the road.

Quick Search Tools

Image Depicting the Quick Search Options

These two quick search tools enable the user to either enter a full postcode e.g. FY2 9BT or use the drop down list to zoom to a particular geographic area.

Please note that partial postcode searches are not available e.g. FK5 will not work. An error will be given at the bottom left of the screen.

Default Dates and Date Filtering Options

Image Depicting the Date Filtering Options

The map displays all the Works that are currently going on OR are scheduled to start within the date range specified. By default the date range is set to today's date plus 7 days, but this can be changed by the user.

To prevent the Map becoming cluttered with Works that have finished but were never notified as closed down, a cut off period (set to 30 days) leaves out Works where the end date is greater than 30 days.

Works Impact Levels

Image Depicting the Works Impact Levels Key

Works are categorised as described below.

High Impact - Delays likely
Medium Impact - Delays possible
Low Impact - Delays are unlikely

Web Standards

This website has been designed and developed to the standards laid down by the World Wide Web Consortium. As such, no special plug-ins are required to be downloaded/installed in order to use this website.

Hyperlinks are provided at the foot of each page to verify that the page you are viewing is developed to the W3C's "XHTML 1.0 Transitional" standard. The site is best viewed using a screen size of at least 1024 x 768 pixels, with at least 24 bit colour settings.

For the best experience when using the website it is recommended that you are using a modern web browser that supports web standards correctly, such as the latest versions of Mozilla, Opera or Internet Explorer. Apple Macintosh users should use the latest versions of Safari or Mozilla/Firefox. Linux users should use the latest versions of Konqueror or Mozilla.

The links below are provided to assist you in upgrading your browser, if this is necessary.

Web Browsers

By ensuring that your computer is using the latest release of any of the above web browsers, your use of the Internet will be enhanced not just on this website but on all websites you visit.

We hope you find this website useful and easy to use, should you have any suggestions for the site or if you are experiencing any difficulties then please contact the Authority Webmaster.

Accessibility Features

This website site is W3C AAA compliant. This claim can be validated by using website accessibility checking tools such as WebXACT.

A number of measures have been taken to make this website more accessible to people with disabilities. We are commited to helping people with disabilities use this website easily and we would welcome any comments or suggestions that would enable us to improve upon the following measures we have taken.

Structured Documents

The website has been developed so that all content and presentation markup is separated. All pages have been written so that they are structured documents made up of headings, sub-headings, paragraphs and lists that can be read logically by screen reading software used by blind or visually impaired people.

The title and alt attributes have been applied to all links and images within the website to provide further help and guidance when necessary. Additional labelling markup has also been used to assist where facilities or data is provided in tables or forms.

Access Keys

All sections of the website are accessible by using keyboard shortcuts, the particular access key for each section is stated within the title attribute. Windows users can press ALT + AccessKey number + Enter, Macintosh users can press CONTROL + AccessKey number.

Increasing Text Size

Font sizes have been defined as percentages and can therefore be resized using the standard facilities provided by the browser.

Accessibility Warning

In developing this website we have endeavoured to meet the needs of ALL computer users, including those with disabilities that limit accessibility. Unfortunately the geographic information presented in the MapSearch cannot be delivered in an accessible manner. In order to overcome this obstacle all information displayed on the map is also available in textual form in the Location Search section of the website, in accordance with W3C AAA guidelines.