Highways Asset management

Highway asset management is a structured approach to highway maintenance that allows us to operate, maintain and restore our highway assets efficiently, effectively and providing value for money.

Our main highway assets currently include:

  • roads (approximately 392 km)
  • pavements (approximately 800 km)
  • bridges/structures (200+)
  • street lights, illuminated bollards, subway illuminations, etc (18,500)
  • road drains (18,000+)

The Highway Asset Management Policy guides the management of the Council’s highway assets to ensure:

  • assets meet an agreed level of service
  • legislative requirements are met
  • exposure to risk is limited to acceptable levels
  • clear guidelines for staff to make decisions
  • clear allocation of responsibility for each type of asset