Highway asset management policy and strategy
Our Highway Asset Management Policy (PDF, 1.3MB) and Highway Asset Management Strategy (PDF, 1MB) set out how our roads and associated highway assets are managed and maintained.
In addition, the strategy outlines our statutory obligations and stakeholder needs in relation to the overall performance of highway infrastructure, within funding constraints. Cheshire East Council is committed to its customers and business growth. As such, the strategy encompasses the Authority’s long term goals and objectives.
The strategy provides the basis for the authority to adopt sound asset management principles to enable us to achieve economic prosperity and growth to the wider community by forming critical links with greater efficiency, collaborative working and value for money.
The key to our highway asset management success will be our continued commitment to maintain our ageing highway network. Nationally, this is a challenging time for budgets; however, Cheshire East Council has reacted positively by investing an additional £34.5million between 2013 and 2017, with a further commitment of £30million between 2017 and 2020.
Assessing and managing a highway asset of this size requires significant skill levels and is an extremely difficult task. The strategy is our statement of intent as to how we will manage our highway asset in Cheshire East. We hope it will help you become better informed of everyone’s responsibilities, and our commitment to our valued customers.
The primary function of highway asset management is to maximise value for money by investing in the ‘right treatment, at the right place, at the right time’ to secure a long term sustainable future for the highway infrastructure, for road users and residents.