For pre-2009 projects, please see our index of archived project pages.
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Nine months after a severe blaze temporarily closed the Deans Brook Viaduct, which carries the M1 over part of north London; repair work on the structure and in the surrounding area is complete.
Project Status: Completed
The main objective of this project is to determine whether changes to emission standards from 1992 to the present day have had a corresponding effect on roadside air quality.
Welcome to the Knowledge Compendium
The Highways Agency Knowledge Compendium was launched following a review of existing programme processes and replaces the Research Compendium. It is designed to help you easily navigate through the projects and link research to outcomes, and to provide detail on the new four year Research Strategy and two year Knowledge Programme. In addition you will find information regarding the roles of the groups delivering the programme.
The main enhancements include:
- a new structure to accommodate and promote the new Knowledge Programme
- new pages detailing the Knowledge Programme and Research Strategy
- topics list to easily find research by topic
- news stories
- featured projects
The new four year Research Strategy, 2010–2014, identifies the Agency’s operational and business needs. The two year Knowledge Programme, developed from the Research Strategy, comprises of currently 15 portfolios each with stated outputs and outcomes, that contain projects designed to fulfil the particular knowledge needs of the Agency. Details of the Research Strategy and the Knowledge Programme are provided, with information regarding the roles of the groups delivering the programme.
As well as details of the current Knowledge Programme you can find past research projects carried out by the Highways Agency since 2002, and information on Previous Strategies.
Search for past and present research, browsing by Portfolio in the current and previous programmes, by Topic using the list on the Topics page or by using the search box at the top of the page. Generic searches can be done by using keyword(s) or for a specific project, use the project title or reference number where known.
To introduce the Knowledge Compendium and to help you get started, browse the links on the left hand side above. We welcome feedback about the site and any other comments. If you would like to email us, please fill out the Feedback form.