One commentator described Well-managed highway infrastructure, the new code of practice for highways maintenance, as ‘a work of beauty’. This may be so, but engineers on the ground have to apply it to real world, where things can get ugly.
The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) was tasked by the UK Roads Liaison Group with helping bridge this gap between theory and practice, i.e. how does a local authority manage the liability associated with the new risk-based approach advised by the code.
Well Managed Highway Liability Risk is an admirable document, that not only bolsters the new code of practice but also fills gaps in the sector’s guidance with regards private and public sector cross working on risk.
Transport Network talks to the IHE’s chief executive, Richard Hayes, about the pitfalls and opportunities of the new risk-based approach.
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