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ORR publishes annual Benchmarking National Highways Report

  • Thursday March 3, 2022

The Office of Rail and Road has published their annual Benchmarking National Highways report detailing their plans and activities in benchmarking the company’s performance and efficiency

This annual report includes their regional performance benchmarking series, providing greater transparency around National Highways’ performance and giving additional incentives for its regions around England to improve their performance.

Benchmarking the performance and efficiency of National Highways helps inform their work as the Highways Monitor and informs the advice we provide to government. Benchmarking helps to:

  • assess National Highways’ performance and efficiency;
  • highlight both good and poor areas of performance; and
  • identify where efforts would best be focused to improve outcomes for road users.

The benchmarking report features 22 indicators across five themes: safety for all; fast and reliable; well maintained and resilient; meeting the needs of all road users; and delivering better environmental outcomes. It also provides an update on other ongoing benchmarking activities.

While there continue to be significant regional differences, they expect National Highways to apply the lessons learned about what works well in one region to other parts of the country, as part of the steps it will take to meet its national level targets during road period 2.

The full report can be found here: Benchmarking National Highways’ performance and efficiency

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