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Civil engineering insights on the UK’s first Road Investment Strategy

Date
22 January 2020

Ahead of the second road investment period commencing, this paper serves as a high-level overview of RIS 1 and the key lessons which can be learnt from its delivery. It examines the performance of the programme and assesses how new approaches; delivery models and technology have been deployed. It concludes with discussion on lessons learnt for future road investment periods.

The Paper provides:

  • An overview of the purpose of the Strategic Road Network
  • Discussion on public attitudes towards the Strategic Road Network
  • Exploration of the effectiveness of the planning and delivery of RIS 1 and insights into shortcomings
  • A summary of the new approaches, delivery models and technology Highways England has deployed during RIS 1
  • Key takeaways for future road investment periods

The paper was informed by ICE Fellows, other experts in the field and followed a roundtable discussion of key stakeholders held at the ICE towards the end of 2019.

Civil engineering insights on the UK’s first Road Investment Strategy

Content type: Policy

Authors: ICE

  • Martin Shapland, policy manager at ICE