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Highways spending to be prioritised in Haringey

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£25 million of spending to improve the pavements and roads in the London Borough of Haringey will be prioritised using software from Yotta.

The visualised asset management platform, Horizons, is being used to model different scenarios and present the long-term effects of alternative maintenance programmes for the North London Council.

Haringey selected Horizons following a rigorous evaluation process which included consultation with existing users of Horizons in London and beyond.

The transportation and highways team will use the system to determine the most effective way to invest in carriageway and footway maintenance schemes in Haringey. Using Horizons, members of the team can model the effect and outcome of different types of treatments, presenting alternative scenarios based on investment levels, timings and the condition and local characteristics of each and every part of the road network, for example.

“It was essential that we ensured any money spent was spent well; realising tangible, long term improvements in the highway network,” commented Peter Boddy, group manager for transport policy and projects at Haringey Council. “Using Horizons we can evaluate and consider all options and select the best possible course of action based on robust evidence.

“Horizons also allows us to present different scenarios to elected officials so we can demonstrate the long term effects of alternative maintenance programmes across the entire road network.”

 
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