Working together, our plans enable the more-efficient management of street infrastructure. By pooling our resources, both organisation's central aims are achieved in a more joined up way.
Our key objectives are to:
- develop a definitive national reference system used in the notification process and the coordination of streetworks
- safeguard efficiency of highways
- develop consistent implementation of regulations
- identify and promote good practice
- support practitioners with guidance and information
- represent the traffic and highway/roads authority view
- maintain cooperation and balance with others
Why partner up?
In short, we wanted to work more closely. We knew we could deliver better results. Joining-up operationally combines community power and influence, bringing together contacts within central government, the Local Government Association (LGA), the Department for Transport (DfT) and utilities that undertake work on the highways.
Plus, by working closely together, it was thought that local authorities could be provided with better support services from a co-ordinated centre.
The way we work
Primarily, using GeoPlace as a ‘home' means that the JAG(UK) community has more support. But one of our aims has always been to enhance the information captured about our highways network – the Additional Street Information (ASD).
This is the data that provides the StreetWorks community with detailed information about a highway, before work starts, and helps contractors to work more effectively and efficiently together. Our working relationship with JAG(UK) has enabled more of this type of data to be collected.