Road economic monitoring

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is the monitor of Highways England and its management of the strategic road network – the motorways and main 'A' roads in England. We are here to ensure that the network is managed to deliver performance, including efficiency, safety and sustainability, for the benefit of road users and the public. We advise the government on Highways England's future performance objectives.

Who we are

Within the ORR, we have established a new division called the Highways Monitor, which will monitor the performance and efficiency of Highways England.

What we do

We provide independent assurance about the levels of performance and efficiency that Highways England is delivering.

Who we work with

As the independent Highways Monitor, we work with a wide range of stakeholders in the highways sector.

How we are funded

Our roads work is entirely funded by the Department for Transport. Our rail safety and economic regulation activities are funded by levying charges on the rail industry.