Highways Asset Management

Kent County Council maintains 8,700km (5,400 miles) of highway network and associated assets.

Our roads, footways, street lights, street furniture, traffic signals, gullies and drains, trees, grass verges, signs, road markings, bridges and other structures are all different types of highway asset. These assets help to ensure that journeys around and through the county are safe and reliable.

Asset Management describes a common sense approach to the maintenance and future investment decisions for all the assets that make up our highway. This short guide outlines how we use asset management principles to support and achieve the county council’s priorities.