How the Council maintains roads and pavements


  1. Highway Asset Management
  2. Improving our highway assets

Highway Asset Management

Asset management has been widely accepted by Central and Local Government as a way to deliver a more efficient and effective approach to the management of highway assets through longer term planning.

The incentive formula has been introduced to encourage and reward the adoption of efficiency and highway asset management best practice.

The questions drive the Council to fully implement national guidance in accordance with the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP).

South Tyneside Council submitted its first Band 3 assessment in February 2018 and maintained a Band 3 in March 2021. 

The Department for Transport introduced the Well Managed Highways Infrastructure Code of Practice in October 2016.

South Tyneside has adopted a strategy for Highway Asset Management:

Highways asset management framework

Highway asset management plan

Highway maintenance plan

Improving our highways assets 

View the highways programme 2023 / 2024.