The plan is a technical document which sets out our approach to manage highway assets. It gives services the information they need to deliver more efficient services. Budgets can then be used to prevent deterioration as much as possible and optimise service delivery within the available resources.
The Plan takes into account lifecycle analysis, whole life costing principles, stakeholder expectation, statutory requirements and funding availability. Lifecycle planning is used to develop a sustainable maintenance strategy over the life of the asset from construction to disposal, thereby enabling us to predict the future performance of the asset for different levels of investment.