Highway Infrastructure Asset Management

On this page, you can find out more about the council’s highway infrastructure asset management policy and strategy.

Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Policy

Our approach to managing highway infrastructure assets supports the focus on improving the efficiency of transport corridors and places, making it easier for people to get about by a range of different travel choices. We strive to continually improve the effective maintenance of all highway infrastructure in Southampton within the available funding resources.

Southampton’s highway infrastructure is essential to enabling the strategic goals and supporting themes of Connected Southampton.

Successful Southampton

  • A Connected City through enabling use of the network for all users, supporting accessibility and mobility
  • An Innovative City through providing and maintaining infrastructure that supports investment, by promoting innovation and continual improvement
  • A Resilient City by delivering right first-time services, solutions and quality that keeps things moving, and connected facilities and communities

A System for Everyone

  • An Attractive City by creating quality places to live, work and relax, enhancing street scene and improved neighbourhoods
  • A Safe City supported by timely repairs and maintenance, and a safe road network
  • An Inclusive City by understanding our customers, and providing services that reflect community needs

A Better way to Travel

  • A Healthy & Attractive City by collaborating to unlock key infrastructure to support active travel modes
  • A Zero Emission City through maintenance investment based on “whole life” asset approach, and delivery of efficient, sustainable, and effective infrastructure services

Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Strategy and Plan

The strategic approach to delivering this policy is further informed by Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Strategy and Transport Asset Management Plan (TAMP). These documents are regularly reviewed to ensure they reflect Southampton’s highway infrastructure maintenance needs and priorities.

Our Highway Infrastructure Partnerships

Southampton City Council has a strategic partnering approach with a number of embedded contract partnerships including the Southampton Highway Services Partnership, the Citywatch CCTV and Intelligent Transport Systems Partnership, and the South Coast Street Lighting Partnership (Private Finance Initiative)

The Council work at a regional level with Transport for the South East and at a sub-regional level through the Joint South Hampshire Partnership and the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (Solent LEP).

Alongside these Southampton Connect and Highway infrastructure Asset Management approach brings together the private, public and community and voluntary sectors to work together in tackling the key city challenges facing Southampton and improving the quality of life for all those who live, work, and visit the city.