About dropped kerbs
A dropped kerb allows vehicles to cross the pavement from the road to a driveway.
Pavements are built to carry pedestrians who don't weigh as much as vehicles. Therefore, without a crossing, you may damage the kerb or utilities, such as gas or water mains that may be below the surface of the pavement or verge.
To make a dropped kerb we:
- Lower the kerbs at the edge of the road to allow access to your property or driveway.
- Strengthen the crossing from your property boundary to the edge of the road.
- Where required, move or protect items such as street light columns, railings and bollards and any pipes or cables belonging to public utilities underneath the crossing.