Highways Agency sheds light on its assets with technology from IPL

The introduction of the Highways Agency Technology Performance Management Service (TPMS) has enabled the Agency to improve its management of £1.5bn worth of 150,000 electronic roadside assets, such as electronic road signs and speed indicators.

IPL was contracted to design and build a centralised system to give the Highways Agency a single view of its roadside assets and the components they’re made up of.

Important outcomes of the project include:

  • A streamlined maintenance process capable of handling high volumes of asset fault updates
  • The ability to identify troublesome components and replace these before they cause problems – thereby saving millions of pounds in maintenance costs
  • The TPMS system played an important role in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics, enabling the Highways Agency to proactively replace potentially problematic assets ahead of the Games and thereby keep disruptions to an absolute minimum.

We can typically have hundreds of maintenance updates and faults to process every week – a volume that an off-the-shelf civil asset management system simply is not geared up to handle, unlike the system that IPL has designed for us

Colin Davies

Project Leader for TPMS, Highways Agency