Here's a selection of our most recent corporate reports and publications.
Route strategies are a key part of Highways England’s planning for the long-term future of the strategic road network (SRN). This document sets out our vision for developing route strategies, with a wide range of stakeholders, in the second road period. It also describes how these route strategies will be used, including informing government’s Road Investment Strategy (RIS).This file may not be accessible. Request a different format
The Government's 2020 Smart Motorway Evidence Stocktake and Action Plan gathered the facts on smart motorway safety and set out an action plan to ensure smart motorways are as safe as possible. One year on from the 2020 Action Plan, this Progress Report sets out our progress in delivering the 2020 Action Plan, the latest evidence on the safety of smart motorways, and commitments we are making to accelerate measures to further help drivers feel safe and be safer on smart motorways.This file may not be accessible. Request a different format
Our mean gender pay gap is 5.8% and our median gender pay gap is 2.5%. Both compare very favourably to the public sector and private sector benchmarks.This file may not be accessible. Request a different format
Our Strategic business plan responds to and aligns with government’s second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2). It provides the high-level direction for every part of Highways England for the second road period (2020 to 2025), setting the outcomes we will work to deliver, and the strategic priorities for our business.This file may not be accessible. Request a different format
Our 2020-2025 Delivery plan provides the detail of specific funding, activities and projects we will deliver over the five years. It also discusses how we approach efficiency and risk management. It includes our performance framework, which brings together all our delivery aims for the second road period (2020-2025).This file may not be accessible. Request a different format
The statements provide in greater detail our performance against the key performance indicators, performance indicators and reporting requirements.
The Highways England Contracts pipeline sets out our purchasing intentions and approach over the period of the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS) 2020 – 2025.
The Contracts pipeline datasheet shows the stages of procurements and will be updated regularly. It includes details of planned, current and completed activity.
To support our vision for the network, we have established a set of principles for good road design which follow the themes of people, places and processes. These will encourage better design and provide the basis for road schemes to be objectively reviewed.
Over the past year, the Strategic Design Panel has applied its advisory powers to provide advice on standards and processes, and embedding Highways England’s design vision and principles. It has also considered and made recommendations on the importance of green infrastructure and quality in construction, and overseen the design review of complex and sensitive schemes.
The Strategic Design Panel was set up to challenge and support Highways England to make a step change in the design quality of England’s Strategic Road Network. This coincides with the delivery of the biggest programme of Government investment in a generation
The panel was set up to support the development of a culture where good design is at the heart of everything within Highways England and the wider road sector. This coincides with Highways England delivering the biggest programme of Government investment in a generation.
Moving from road period one (2015-2020) to road period 2 (2020-2025), the Strategic Design Panel reviewed the design of complex and sensitive schemes and made recommendations to Highways England based on these reviews. It has also considered and made recommendations on the importance of corridor design, climate change and biodiversity and monitored actions from previous recommendations.
This report looks at the five key outcomes described in the Biodiversity Plan, and presents our key actions and achievements, for the 2018-19 financial year, under each outcome heading.