28 September 2023 | Collaboration | Our Work

DfT to deliver update on the new Road Condition Index at Strictly Highways

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) is delighted to be welcoming key representatives from the Department for Transport (DfT) at next week’s Strictly Highways.

On the afternoon of 05 October, delegates will hear from the DfT during an interactive presentation entitled ‘DfT road condition monitoring data standard update: the network study and beyond’.

The session will be presented by Laura Murphy, Head of Road Network Statistics at the Department for Transport and Alex Wright, Chief Technologist, TRL.

Laura commented: “The DfT look forward to attending Strictly Highways and plan to provide an update on the new data standard for road condition monitoring. Alex Wright from TRL will be attending and presenting on behalf of DfT as the technical author and the party running the network study. The aim is to present initial findings from the network study which has compared the results of engineer and automated surveys on a test network in Surrey county council. The DfT will be running surveys throughout the event to collect feedback and questions. The aim is to produce a Q&A document to answer as many questions as possible and discuss these further at future opportunities.

The presentation will be followed by a panel with different authorities, that use different technologies, and will discuss how they work with road condition data and what they use road condition information for to manage their networks.

The session will be chaired by LCRIG’s Chief Executive, Paula Claytonsmith and panellists include Sean Rooney, Head of Service at Oxfordshire County Council, Neil McArdle, Senior Highways Asset Management Officer, Blackpool Council and Wayne Southall, Highways Asset Manager, City of Doncaster Council.

Paul Claytonsmith, Chief Executive at LCRIG said: “The theme of our event this year is ‘Collaboratively Speaking: Sharing solutions to meet local road demands’. We would encourage all delegates attending to engage and ask questions during both the interactive sessions and networking opportunities.”

You can read the full event programme on the Strictly Highways website here.