GeoPlace and JAG(UK) help councils cut driver disruption
A recent report published by the Department for Transport shows permit schemes – where companies apply to highways authorities to carry out works – help reduce the length of disruption from roadworks by more than 3 days. It also showed these schemes cut the number of overrunning roadworks.
Permit schemes require that anyone carrying out works in the highway will legally need to apply for permission, in advance of the works. A permit scheme has the potential to improve management of all works on local highway networks and significantly reduce unnecessary disruption to road and highway users.
The street data maintained by local highways authorities and managed by GeoPlace as the National Street Gazetteer (NSG) is an essential tool within permit schemes. The NSG carries all the information that a utility needs to know about in respect to the roads which are earmarked for works.
Richard Groombridge, National Street Data Manager at GeoPlace said: “Before implementing a permit scheme, each permit authority needs to ensure the quality and accuracy of their data. This is crucial as not only does it provide more control to the local highway authority to coordinate but also gives an early indication of any working practices that need to be followed”.
Jerry McConkey, CEO of JAG(UK) added: “Where schemes are implemented, the authority grants permits to undertake works on the highway which enables improved coordination of works and reduced disruption on the network. This provides greater control over works in their area, for example, working outside peak hours where appropriate, and encourages better working practices”.
GeoPlace and JAG (UK) have produced guidance to help highway authorities to understand the requirements in preparing their authority’s Local Street Gazetteer for implementation of a permit scheme and strongly advise streetworks managers to review the guidance and consult with their Authority Street Custodian before implementing a permit scheme. This will help highway authorities to understand the requirements in preparing their authority’s Local Street Gazetteer for implementation of a permit scheme.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and see https://www.geoplace.co.uk/streets/services-and-nsg-data/permit-schemes
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