Highways Asset Management Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Plan (HIAMP) Trafford Council’s Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Plan (HIAMP) outlines Trafford Council’s policy, strategy and plans for highway infrastructure management and maintenance. Asset management is widely accepted as a means to deliver a more efficient and effective approach to the management of highway infrastructure assets through longer term planning and timely maintenance interventions. It also supports making the case for funding and better communication with stakeholders, facilitating a greater understanding of the contribution highway infrastructure assets make to economic growth and the needs of local communities. Highway infrastructure assets combined (for which Trafford Council are responsible) are the most valuable publicly owned asset managed by Trafford Council. They provide a universal service to every single resident and are central to a place where business can grow and prosper. Since the publication of the HIAMP, the Resilient Network on page 44 has been reviewed and an updated map produced. If you would like to read more about the HIAMP, the strategies, and methods used, you can download the Highways Infrastructure Asset Management Plan leaflet. There is currently a highways investment programme, detailing the list of roads scheduled for improvements up until March 2020. If you wish to make any comments about the HIAMP or the Resilient Road Network please email email@example.com HIAMP Communication Strategy The new Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Communication Strategy document for Trafford Council has been produced to raise awareness and understanding of the council’s highways asset management objectives. It describes how we manage our assets and how our approach is actively communicated through engagement with relevant stakeholders. To see the strategy, please refer to Appendix G of the Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Plan. Local Transport Capital Funding 2018/19 Financial Year The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in the Budget 2018, that the Government was allocating £420 million in the 2018/19 for local highways maintenance, including the repair of potholes, to keep local bridges and structures open and safe, as well as to help aid other minor highway works that may be needed. This capital funding represented a significant extra investment in road maintenance and was on top of the funding they had already allocated, as part of their annual investment in highway authorities, for local highways maintenance purposes. In order to minimise administrative burdens for all concerned and to be fair and proportionate, the DfT distributed the funding formulaically, based on the Department’s existing local highways maintenance capital funding needs element formula, which took into account highway assets for which each authority is responsible. The amount of additional funds paid to Trafford Council on 13 November 2018 was £1,032,000. A list of schemes and some example before and after pictures are available to show where the funding was used.