8th April 2020

Highways England letter – HAUC

Highways England use of Street Manager

On 10 February 2020 I wrote to you to advise how Highways England intended to use Street Manager as of 1 April 2020. I am writing to you now to update you on our intended use, following the recent announcement to delay implementation of Street Manager for a period of 3 months to 1 July 2020.

In DfT’s memo issued on 23 March 2020, they advised that Street Manager is available for use in the live production environment, however its use will not be mandatory until 1 July 2020.

In common with others, we have been diligently preparing ourselves to use Street Manager from the 1 April implementation date. However, due to the impact that Covid-19 is having on our operations and the fact that mandatory use of Street Manager has been delayed, I would like to take this opportunity to advise that Highways England won’t formally be using Street Manager until the transitional dates come into force.

If any local highway authorities or utilities have issues with continuing to send us Notices via the Electronic Transfer of Notices (EToN) specification, I would encourage them to contact the relevant regional representative to come to a local agreement. Alternatively, if you have any queries regarding transition plans, or require our operational contact information, please contact our dedicated team by email at street.manager@highwaysengland.co.uk

If the committee chairs could cascade this communication to HAUC England members, HAUC UK, JAG UK, Street Works UK, and regional committees’ that would be greatly appreciated.

I would like to thank you for your support and collaboration during this unprecedented time.

Yours sincerely

Nick Harris
Operations Executive Director