- 10 Apr 2019
Date received: 15 Mar 2019
Date responded: 10 Apr 2019
I would very much appreciate information for the number of Road Studs that are replaced Annually in Scotland (the most recent year you have on record would be fine and just one year) could you please specify the year they relate to?
Could you also tell me the total miles of roads that you maintain/look after?
As the information you have requested is ‘environmental information’ for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations. We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA.
This exemption is subject to the ‘public interest test’. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes. This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.
127,425 road studs were replaced in 2018.
In relation to the total miles of road that Transport Scotland maintain, all of the information you have requested is available from; https://www.transport.gov.scot/transport-network/roads/the-trunk-road-network/#
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses.
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House