Who maintains our highways

In-house highways

The council’s in-house highways team is responsible for:

  • Managing the highways network, including inspections and streetworks
  • Asset management
  • Contract management and commissioning
  • Business planning and annual programmes of work
  • Setting highways policy, strategy and direction
  • Member and stakeholder engagement
  • Highways community liaison and delivery
  • Customer correspondence and communications
  • Road safety

Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty Living Places is responsible for

  • Routine and reactive maintenance
  • Asset management
  • Emergency and incident response
  • Winter maintenance
  • Planned and cyclical maintenance
  • Street lighting
  • Traffic signals and intelligent transport systems
  • Highway improvement schemes


Atkins is responsible for

  • Design services (capital / renewals)
  • Advisory services
  • Site supervision
  • Assessing and inspecting structures
  • Transport strategy and modelling
  • Business case development
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Stakeholder consultation
  • Environment, ecology, geotech, conservation and archaeology
  • Procurement, contract management and contract preparation