The Highways Agency (HA), on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport, is the highway authority for the strategic road network in England, which includes the vast majority of the Trans European Road Network (TERN) in England.
The Highways Agency is responsible for ensuring that the strategic road network is maintained in a safe and reliable condition. As part of this, it undertakes an annual survey of the network.
The condition of the Trans European Rail Network in Scotland and Wales is the responsibility of Scottish Ministers and the Welsh Assembly Government respectively.
The Trans-European Network—Transport (TEN-T) programme finances infrastructure projects and studies for roads and other transport modes on the TEN-T network.
The Department for Transport has policy responsibility for the TEN-T programme, representing and pursuing the UK interests in Brussels.
The Department for Transport is also responsible for co-ordinating and presenting bids for funding from the programme for UK infrastructure projects. These can come from a variety of project sponsors including the devolved Administrations, regional assemblies and the Highways Agency. In 2007, we secured €80.71 million funding for a road package comprising works in England and Northern Ireland.