Route strategies

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:

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