Fines incurred by TfL contractors for roadworks

MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please provide details of the number of fines and the total amount that TfL contractors have paid to TfL for conducting roadworks outside of agreed hours.


Answer for Fines incurred by TfL contractors for roadworks

Answer for Fines incurred by TfL contractors for roadworks

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Roadworks legislation allows TfL to apply charges and fines to works promoters and statutory undertakers e.g. utility companies, when they are in breach of that legislation. This does not apply to TfL's own works.

To achieve parity with external works promoters, and to encourage TfL to undertake their own works in the least disruptive manner, TfL has set up the ability to apply fines and charges to its own contractors through contractual arrangements.

As a result, TfL has given 1033 Fixed Penalty Notices to its own contractors and recovered a total of £87,900 since the introduction of this scheme in September 2013. 

Under the Lane Rental Scheme introduced in June 2012, which charges works promoters for road space occupancy on certain streets at certain times of day, £1,662,000 has been recovered from TfL's own contractors.