The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) has commended Herefordshire Council and Balfour Beatty Living Places for its approach to highway asset management.
The CIHT has said that Herefordshire's approach is "an excellent example of the success that can be achieved by adopting an asset management approach to improve highway performance. It demonstrated the importance of engaging with elected members and the public. This approach has substantially improved condition of the network over a short space of time”.
Councillor Paul Rone, Cabinet member for transport and roads has welcomed the recognition from one of the country's leading engineering institutions, saying: "It’s good to see that the approach that we have developed in Herefordshire is recognised nationally as an example of excellence. Our provider Balfour Beatty Living Places is in the second year of a major investment in road maintenance and we are already seeing the positive impact that this work is having in our communities.
"We know that the condition of our roads is a key priority for local residents and there is clear evidence that improved road condition is important to the county's health, wellbeing and economy. Our approach to fixing Herefordshire's roads will continue to deliver a notable difference to people's lives now and in the future.”
To find out more about the council's approach to road maintenance, please visit the fixing Herefordshire's roads page.