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Condition of SRN across England largely above standard



The majority of the strategic road network is performing at a level at or beyond the National target, that's according to a newly published report from the Office of Rail and Road.


The report – Benchmarking National Highways, is an annual report which evaluates the performance fo National Highways, the government-owned company charged with building and maintaining England's motorways and strategic roads.


The report uses the the national level target of ensuring that 95% of the network does not require further maintenance investigation, with four of the six regions performing close to or beyond the standard.


Two of the best performers were the North West and South East both record the best performances (97%),withYorkshire and the North East and the South West narrowly following with 96%.


However the two regions which fell below the standard with the east East at 92% - 2% lower than in 2019-20 and 3% below the national average, with the Midlands also comes in just below, at 94%.


ORR deputy director of highways Sneha Patel said: “Our annual benchmarking report this year has led to greater transparency around National Highways’ performance and will incentivise its regions to improve further.


"We’ve now got a four-fold increase in the number of performance indicators that National Highways must report on: that’s a considerable step forward.


“However, there continue to be significant regional differences and we expect National Highways to apply the lessons it has learned about what works well in one region to other parts of the country as part of the steps it will take to meet all national-level targets by 2024‑25.”


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