Highways are often a local authority’s most valuable asset. But with budgets and resources continually stretched, and current practices not achieving desired results, it can be difficult to address their decline.

This is why the Local Councils Roads Investment Group (LCRIG) was established. It brings together local authorities from across the UK to discuss common challenges, share best practice and support each other.

Already, this has led to many highways being managed more effectively and efficiently, councils saving millions of pounds, and funding being secured from local, regional and national sources.


“It’s been fantastic working with Blackpool Council and the other members of LCRIG. I truly admire all the authorities’ devotion to asset management. Manchester owes a lot to the group, and I appreciate all the support you’ve provided us over the last few years.”
Maria Gill
Senior Highways Asset Management Officer
Manchester City Council


  • Collaborate with other LCRIG members at monthly face-to-face meetings, and benefit from virtual support through our members’ area, via email and over the phone.
  • Receive support throughout the Department of Transport’s self-assessment process, helping you to secure local highways maintenance capital funding.
  • Learn about the pioneering Road Asset Management System (RAMS) Framework and how you can implement it in your local area.
  • Work with other members to develop and implement standard methods and models for highway asset management.
  • Receive guidance on how to develop compelling long-term business plans to secure investment from councillors and finance departments.
  • Access world-leading expertise and support from ‘research and development’ and ‘academic’ partners, as well as leading professional bodies and highways companies.
  • Work with LCRIG members to perform a capability gap analysis to identify whether you have the capacity and resources to achieve your desired outcomes.
  • Reduce your reliance on expensive external consultants, resulting in significant savings for your local authority.
  • Learn about the latest technology breakthroughs in the highway asset management sector and receive guidance on how you can benefit from them.
  • Unite with LCRIG members to influence policy makers and improve current regulation, including the clarity of regulatory requirements.

To learn more about the benefits of LCRIG membership, contact Susanne Ingham on 07449 784714 or at [email protected]