Cambridgeshire highways maintenance set to be improved by new IT system
A new IT system costing more than £500,000 will help improve management of Cambridgeshire’s highways and aid the service to the public.
Councillors on the county council’s highways and transport committee will be asked to approve the funding on September 13 to replace the current system when the contract expires in April 2024.
The new system would help manage interactions with the public, town and parish councils and councillors, providing, for example, better feedback when potholes are reported.
Better information on planned maintenance and integration with navigation sites such as Google Maps, Street View and what3words will be possible, the council says, along with better data analysis to inform decisions.
Committee chair Cllr Alex Beckett said: “The highways management system is vital to everything we do. From delivering services to helping us communicate with residents and councillors, it touches every part of our service.
“By investing in a high quality, integrated system it will enable us to deliver efficiencies and make better decisions based on real time data. It will enable us to communication more effectively with residents and councillors, simplifying the process of reporting issues and getting access to accurate, timely updates.”
If approved by councillors, it will go out to tender in October, with a year-long implementation expected to start in April 2023.
Original source article: https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/500-000-it-system-set-to-improve-highways-maintenance-in-ca-9272448/
Author: Paul Brackley
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