Under the new best value approach to contracts for UK local authorities, the new performance indicator, BVPI 96, measures the percentage of the principal road network for which strengthening should be considered. It uses visual inspection or a deflectograph to measure how much of the network has reached a critical point structurally. This indicator will help to identify how local authorities are managing their public highway assets. The London Association of the Technical Advisors Group (LoTAG) has welcomed this indicator, because there has previously been a wide variety of maintenance standards between the London Boroughs. In May 1999, The Government office for London commissioned Hammersmith & Fulham Borough Council to conduct a structural condition survey of 1400km of London's principal road network on a lead borough basis. This survey was intended to determine the maintenance requirement of London's principal roads, and provide consistent condition data for individual London Boroughs. The final report is due to be presented to the Mayor of London by the end of July 2000. He has funding responsibility for the Greater London Road Network and for allocating government funding to various transport projects in London. The survey's results should help to ensure that resources are targeted towards the London Boroughs most in need.

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    Hemming Group, Limited

    32 Vauxhall Bridge Road
    London,   United Kingdom  SW1V 2SS
  • Authors:
    • ZNAK, A
  • Publication Date: 2000-7-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 16-8
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 187
    • Issue Number: 5589
    • Publisher: Hemming Group, Limited
    • ISSN: 0039-6303

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  • Accession Number: 00799691
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 6 2000 12:00AM