Route strategies are one of the key steps of research required for developing the Department for Transport’s Road Investment Strategy for Road Period 2, covering the period 2020–2025 and will be the foundation for much of the thinking about where major new investments should be after 2020.
Route strategies will bring together information from motorists, local communities, construction partners, environmental groups and across the business. We will use this information to help us better understand the performance of our roads and shape our investment priorities to improve the service for road users and support a growing economy. Ministers will use route strategies to identify where problems are most severe, and where the need for action is greatest.
We are inviting our customers, stakeholders, partners and colleagues to share information on current issues on our roads or predicted future challenges. This could include current congestion, litter hotspots, noise issues or persistent technology problems or future pressures, likely growth areas and planned investments around our network.
We are encouraging stakeholders to submit evidence by 1st July so that this can be included in the analysis to identify priority locations. However, the tool and the route strategies email will remain open to capture new and emerging evidence for further consideration.
We want our investment priorities to be rooted in evidence of the performance and condition of the network; so we are very grateful for you taking the time to help us in this way.
Sharing your information
We are working with colleagues across the organisation to collate what we know about stakeholder views, data and aspirations. If you have already shared information with Highways England, for example through our recent engagement on the Strategic Economic Growth Plan, we hope to have captured it, but please do check with your contact.
The tool itself
So that we can distinguish between different sorts of evidence you have various options:
- if you have a specific pinpointed location that you want to provide evidence against you can use the “point” feedback
- if you would like to indicate a stretch of road or land, for example junction to junction you can use the “line” feedback
- if your evidence is already available in a spreadsheet, database or geographical information system (GIS) format, please email it to us via firstname.lastname@example.org
- if you have multiple entries and do not wish to use the mapping tool, please enter details onto the excel template and email it back to us at email@example.com