Research and analysis

Pilot route-based strategies for England's motorways and trunk roads

The Highways Agency is using route-based strategies to plan operational and investment priorities for England's motorways and trunk roads.

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These documents were superseded by the Route Strategies published in March 2015

You can find out how Highways England invests for the future, including current Route Strategies.

Documents

Route based strategy: A1 west of Newcastle

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Route based strategy: A12 from the M25 to Harwich (including the A120 to Harwich)

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Route based strategy: M62 between Leeds and Manchester

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Details

Route-based strategies (renamed route strategies after the pilot stage) allow the Highways Agency to:

  • identify existing performance issues on their road network
  • anticipate future challenges
  • assess asset condition and operational requirements
  • plan investment
  • encourage participation from local and regional stakeholders
  • understand local priorities

Alan Cook recommended route-based strategies in his strategic roads review. The government acknowledged this in their response in May 2012. The Highways Agency published three pilot route-based strategies in May 2013 for

  • A1 West of Newcastle
  • A12 from the M25 to Harwich (including the A120 to Harwich)
  • M62 between Leeds and Manchester

The Highways Agency has since identified 18 further routes and published evidence reports and route strategies for each route. These establish the Highways Agency’s outline operational and investment priorities for the period April 2015-March 2020, and give an indication of the priorities beyond March 2020.

Published 1 May 2013
Last updated 26 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Route strategies link added.
  2. First published.