The Secretary of State for Transport has commissioned a targeted Review of the Resilience of the Transport Networks to Extreme Weather Events. The Review will be seeking your experience and views on the planning, performance and response of the transport network to severe weather events, with a view to identifying practical measures to improve resilience.
Strong leadership and commitment from elected councillors and their chief officers is vital in maintaining our highways. This leaflet explains how asset management can help councils to improve highway maintenance, by ensuring best use of available funds and demonstrating need for investment.
Launched on 21 May 2013: This Guidance is aimed at local highway authorities and provides advice on how asset management principles may be used to support a more efficient approach to maintaining highway infrastructure assets.
Savings on road maintenance spend would be significantly outweighed by the wider additional costs. For example, a 40% reduction in roads maintenance budgets over the next 10 years, is estimated to save £2 billion. However these savings are significantly outweighed by likely additional costs to Scotland’s road users and communities of at least £3 billion.