Highways PFI

Scope of the Highways PFI.

Core activities that are part of the Highways PFI scope

Structural Maintenance
Carriageways, footways, urban footpaths, kerbs, channels, road signs and highway drainage schemes

Routine Maintenance
Reactive repairs to carriageways, footways, urban footpaths, kerbs, channels, road signs, road markings, highway drainage, street furniture, barriers and tree replacements

Cyclical Maintenance
Amenity and highway verge cutting on and off highway, weed control, street cleansing, ditching, quartering and gully cleansing

Winter maintenance, emergency call outs to fallen trees, highway flooding etc

Overhanging vegetation, obstructions, illegal footway crossings, safety camera operation, Traffic Management Act (TMA) and New Roads and Street Works Act (NRASWA) and abandoned vehicles (excluding legal action through the Courts)

Dealing with customer reports and complaints, third party insurance claims, maintenance of Local Street Gazetteer and Safety Camera infrastructure maintenance

Street Lighting
Capital renewals of street lights and illuminated signs/bollards and reactive maintenance

Bridge and retaining wall capital works (including bridge parapet strengthening), undertaking of structural inspections and assessment and reactive repairs

Capital and reactive maintenance to CCTV infrastructure and operation of control room

Parking Services
Capital and reactive maintenance to parking meters and off street car parks

Non core activities that are part of the PFI scope:

Car Parking
Capital and reactive maintenance to off street car park infrastructure

Local Transport Plan (LTP) Integrated Transport schemes

Land Drainage
Provision of advice and enforcement role

Development Control
Advice and comments on highway planning elements, adoptions and street naming and numbering

Assistance with civil emergencies

Retained services that will remain with the council:


  • Highways PFI Contract Management;
  • Transport Planning and development of LTP;
  • Road Safety Education;
  • Transport Strategy (Client role on LTP Integrated Transport Schemes and Traffic Regulation Orders);
  • Traffic Manager's Statutory Role;
  • School crossing patrols;
  • Transport Operation including Passenger Transport;
  • Enforcement legal action through the Courts;
  • Rural Rights of Way, capital and reactive repairs to footpaths/bridleways (including signs and stiles); along with the trimming back of overhanging vegetation;
  • Cowes Floating Bridge, bridge renewal along with operation and maintenance;
  • Parking enforcement both on and off street.