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Title: Street works policy in England - insights from stakeholders
Authors: Hussain, Rizwana S.
Enoch, Marcus P.
Ruikar, Kirti
Brien, Nigel T.
Gartside, David J.
Keywords: Roads and highways
Infrastructure planning
Public policy
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: ICE Publishing (© Institute of Civil Engineers)
Citation: HUSSAIN, R.S. ... et al, 2016. Street works policy in England - insights from stakeholders. Infrastructure Asset Management, paper 1600002
Abstract: Road works and street works can be highly disruptive, expensive and deleterious to highway structures and infrastructure planning, yet these activities must take place if modern societies are to continue to function. In helping to strike this balance, this study investigates the public policy landscape of highway excavation management in England. Semi-structured interviews with industry stakeholders highlighted the complexity of the industry and revealed that a number of issues compromise effective management. Principal problems included Street Authorities failing to take enough ownership of the coordination process, highway legislation not encouraging joint working due to inherent challenges arising from reinstatement guarantees, and entrenched attitudes and adversarial practices in the construction industry encouraging silo working. Key recommendations include amending highway legislation to support and recognise multi-agency working and Street Authorities undertaking reinstatements on behalf of undertakers, thus helping to reduce fragmentation and discharge undertakers of onerous guarantees which contribute to silo working.
Description: Published with permission by the ICE under the CC-BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
Sponsor: This work was sponsored by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council [grant number EP/G037272/1] and Derby City Council.
Version: Published (early view)
DOI: 10.1680/jinam.16.00002
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21152
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jinam.16.00002
ISSN: 2053-0242
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