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.
Highways England initiates 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.
Our innovation programmes are a key mechanism by which Highways England develops and implements new products, services and processes to improve the way we operate, maintain, and improve the strategic road network in England.
We act as a centre of excellence that supports colleagues and suppliers across all areas of our business at both strategic and project level
Each region has two expert Lean practitioners; some of these also have a strategic lead for a business area. The expert practitioners develop the capability of staff and delivery partners in the use of Lean continuous improvement techniques, enabling them to deliver continuous improvement.
We will build our ‘technical standards enterprise system’ to accelerate standards development and enable agile ways of working with innovation at the heart of the workface.
Our standards manuals