Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Plan (HIAMP)

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Southwark council maintains 332km of highway network and associated assets. Our roads, footways, street lights, street furniture, gullies and drains, trees, grass verges, signs, road markings, bridges and other structures are all different types of highway asset.

Our local highway network is the most valuable asset we own, it’s estimated that it would cost over £1.4 billion to rebuild our highway. It plays a vital part in delivering our vision in Southwark Council’s fairer future promises. Our roads provide safe and reliable journeys, which support social and economic prosperity, not just for our borough but for Greater London too. They also facilitate the transport of services essential to health and wellbeing, such as emergency services, medical services and food transportation.

Like many councils, Southwark is facing significant challenges in maintaining a safe and reliable highway network during a time of diminishing resource, ageing highway assets and increasing public expectation. The Government has changed the rules for funding highway maintenance. An increasing proportion of government funding is now dependent on local authorities being able to evidence that they fully use asset management techniques in highway maintenance.

Our Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Plan (HIAMP) (pdf, 610kb) together with component documents (currently under development) sets out our strategy policies and investment criteria to keep our highway assets in a safe and operational state in the most effective and efficient manner, both on a day to day basis and in the long term.

Page last updated: 08 November 2017