Highways sector stakeholders agree we have a ‘roads crisis’ in the UK, blame planning, scheduling and bureaucracy for hampering progress and believe digital technology is being significantly underutilised.
Research carried out by Re-flow across the UK Highways Sector has identified a number of areas that can highways employees feel could improve the management and delivery of our infrastructure projects.
Media reporting on the state of the roads in the UK was considered to be much fairer than the reporting on the maintenance of the roads, highlighting that highways workers feel that their work isn’t recognised justly.
Workers themselves agreed that we currently have a roads crisis, but they drew the line at calling it a national emergency.
They believe that the main challenges for effective road infrastructure projects are:
• Lack of effective scheduling and monitoring
• Too much bureaucracy