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Managing the national streets infrastructure

Streets are an essential part of a country's infrastructure.  Managing the streets network plays a pivotal role in supporting economic growth. 

GeoPlace plays a central role in coordinating the management of street related issues such as congestion, capacity planning, streetworks, incidents and maintenance.  We work with partners to provide a holistic view of the streets network and collect data to coordinate and provide an evidence base for policy making.

We are responsible for the running the national hub for the National Street Gazetteer (NSG).  The NSG enables highways authorities and statutory undertakers to coordinate street works in order to ease traffic congestion and disruption to road users. 

We work closely with JAG(UK) and HAUC(UK) to manage the street infrastructure. GeoPlace and JAG(UK) have entered an agreement to work together to help local authorities identify common goals and deliver robust and efficient solutions.  The partnership is giving local authorities a louder voice in presenting logical joined-up solutions to central government and other parties, driving forward better street services to the consumer by streamlining processes in the managing of street works as well as building upon the data that is held within the NSG.

HAUC(UK) brings highway authorities, utilities and government together with the aim of working safely and smartly to reduce the impact of street and road works on members of the public throughout the UK. HAUC(UK) brings together colleagues in the regions and central governments striving to ensure that processes, systems and legislation do not hamper the travelling public whilst we all continue to maintain the essential services that the utility companies and highway authorities provide.
About JAG UK
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road,
London, SW1W 9SP
Telephone:07775 827 492
JAG(UK) represents all 209 Street and Road Authorities in Street and Road Works matters relating to the New Roads and Street Works Act: 1991 and the relevant parts of the Traffic Management Act 2004. JAG (UK) is the mechanism through which Street and Road Authorities are represented on the Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee(UK). JAG(UK)'s member organisations are primarily local authorities and similar bodies whose principal activities are governed by highways, street, road and traffic management legislation.