Future approaches to management, maintenance and improvement of the local highway network.

Survey:  Review of local highway funding, governance, and operation
 
The review will be aimed at influencing government in its consideration of providing sustainable solutions for the future delivery of local highways maintenance and solving the pothole predicament.

The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) aim to explore a range of options, including some which are more radical than the current arrangements and emphasis on operational best practice.

This project seeks to explore more radical transformation in management, funding, accountability and control.

We would like your views to help us develop the review.

This questionnaire will take around 9 min to complete it. Your response is much appreciated.  Deadline for responses has been extended to allow for further responses

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* 1. Do you consider it useful for the government to consider an alternative  approach to the way the local highway network is funded, governed, and operated.

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* 2. If reform is required,  what does good look like to you?

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* 3. Should capital and revenue funding be combined into a total expenditure (TOTEX) approach for the local highway network?

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* 4. Should funding for the local highway network be ring fenced?

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* 5. What do you think should be an appropriate period of time for there to support funding certainty for the local highway network?

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* 6. Is there a role for long term externally funded delivery models (PFI, PPP) to bring greater upfront investment and certainty of performance standards?

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* 7. Should the Roads Fund be extended to the local road network?

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* 8. Should there be some form of pay as you go funding?

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* 9. Do you think 153 highway authorities in England is the right number of highway authorities to manage our local highways efficiently and effectively?

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* 10. If not, what criteria should be applied to develop the optimum size for the local highway network?

  Highly relevant Relevant Not relevant
Road length
Population
Traffic volumes
Urban/Rural length

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* 11. What do you consider to be the optimum size of local highway network that should be managed by each local highway authority?

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* 12. Several models have been identified for initial review and discussion. Please rank (1 = first preference, 2 = second preference, and so on)

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* 13. Why do you have this preference?

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* 14. Are there other models that should be considered?

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* 15. Do you consider the Highways Act (1980) is fit for purpose?

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* 16. Do local highway authorities have sufficient information on the condition of highway assets for the benefit of all users?

  Good knowledge Limited knowledge Poor knowledge
Classified roads
Unclassified roads
Footways
Structures
Drainage
Bridges
Cycleways
Street lighting columns

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* 17. Do you think there should be a standardised way of collecting the condition data for all the assets previously listed?

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* 18. Should we have a standard approach to calculating the highway maintenance backlog?

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* 19. Do you use SCANNER data for:

  Reporting road condition to DfT For running Pavement Management System/Life-Cycle Planning analysis As a reflection of true condition in preparing works programmes
Yes
No

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* 20. TRL's report on long term damage has demonstrated that the structural integrity of the highway is reduced by 30% after works by utilities.  In light of that: do utilities pay a sufficient amount for the impact of their works?

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* 21. If not, how should the impact of public utility interventions be managed?

   Increased use of permit systems  Increased charges for street-works Review of NRSWA legislation
Yes
No

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* 22. What could we learn from other countries or other industries/sectors?

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* 23. Finally, do you work in:

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* 24. If you are happy to be contacted further in regard to the CIHT review of local highway funding, governance, and operation could you you please provide your email address

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