Guide: Business Plan 2015-2021

Introduction

Devon’s highway network is vital – This is recognised in Devon’s Strategic Plan, ‘Better Together‘.

The highway network includes the infrastructure of roads, bridges, pavements, cycle ways and public rights of way that connect the communities of Devon together.   We also operate and maintain the two country parks (Stover and the Grand Western Canal).

The highway network, together with things you can see such as street lights, traffic signals, bollards and signs, and things less obvious such as drainage systems and retaining walls, are the highway assets:

“Highways are …vital to the economic, social and environmental well being of your area.”  (Highways – Maintaining a Vital Asset, Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme)

Our Purpose: Our service maintains, operates and improves the highway network to enable safe and resilient links for people to connect with their communities, to lead to healthy, prosperous lives; to get to work, to get to education, to get to health services, to participate in exercise and leisure activities, to bring people to Devon to enjoy our beautiful county, to bring goods in and connect Devon’s people and produce to the rest of the world.

  • We are Devon’s Highways and Traffic Management Service
  • We are the Highway Authority for Devon*
  • We are a multi-skilled team, working together to deliver our service
  • Our aims and objectives are to maintain, operate and improve the highway network in Devon safely and efficiently for the benefit of all users
  • Our business plan sets out how we aim to do this.
  • Excluding Torbay and Plymouth unitary authority areas and the Motorway and Trunk Road network operated by Highways England