Road administrations have made increased use of the private sector in recent years in order to procure road maintenance services. This report considers the extent and nature of such changes by reviewing currently available literature on the subject. The different functions required to manage a network are described and the organisational approaches that have been adopted to achieve this are summarised. The different types of contract in use are summarised and discussion then follows on trends in procurement of road maintenance. The report concludes by proposing a direction for this study by suggesting how a report might be useful to inform agency opinion on
Transferring Road Maintenance to the Private Sector: Preliminary Literature Review and Proposed Study Area for the Project.