Highways England operate, maintain and improve England’s motorways and major A roads. We focus on what every customer wants – less congested roads to ensure swift, safe comfortable travel. This means increasing road capacity while modernising the motorway network and major A roads.
Our strategy for innovation, technology and research is a response to a key requirement of the Government’s 2015 Road Investment Strategy. It builds on our successful track record of innovation, from pioneering the use of more efficient and effective pavement materials to developing and building the world’s first smart motorways. Our strategy also supports the Government’s 2040 vision for us to be a key economic enabler, supporting breakthrough vehicle technologies and maximising capacity, whilst leaving a positive environmental legacy.