Value for our road users
We will stimulate innovation across the highways sector. Successful innovation requires implementation across our business from fundamental research to the effective implementation of standards.
We will actively engage with research institutions and universities in discovering new knowledge. Through working with wider stakeholders and enabling test trials of new applications, we will use this knowledge to innovate. By successfully integrating our continuous improvement processes, we will realise efficiency and productivity opportunities, and embed this into new standards.
We initiate research to unlock new knowledge to transform the strategic road network.
Our research fits into three timelines:
- 2020-2025 Short term activities – for successful delivery of the next Road Investment Strategy
- 2025-2035 Medium term activities – for informing and supporting future Road Investment Strategies
- 2035-2050 Long-term activities – for pursuing our future aspirations leading up to 2050 and beyond.
We run our Innovation Programmes to develop, test and implement new products, services and processes to improve the way we operate and maintain our strategic road network
We have an established Lean capability that supports our staff and delivery partners in the use of Lean techniques, enabling the delivery of continuous improvement.
We are building our ‘technical standards enterprise system’ to digitalise our design standards development, enabling more timely updates to help implement innovation as business as usual