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.
Three key messages from the review are: Prevention is better than cure; right first time for better repairs; and clarity for the public. The UKRLG will play a strong role in helping authorities take account of the recommendations, particularly through future updates to the Code of Practice: Well-maintained Highways
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.