Warwickshire County Council (WCC) has awarded a major multi-year contract to deliver strategic asset management across its 2,500-mile-long highways network to technology company Yotta.
Yotta will be providing the council with its connected asset management platform, Alloy, alongside associated services and support to help deliver highways, street works and permitting, along with street lighting management across the county.
Yotta was awarded the contract due to WCC’s desire to further digitise its highways provision. Alloy is also able to integrate with the Department for Transport’s (DfT) new Street Manager, the system it uses to handle street works administration.
The council also plans to make use of Alloy’s mobile functionality. This is hoped to drive productivity by enabling field workers to receive a list of assigned work while being able to submit updates as they complete identified jobs
The initial focus of the implementation is migrating highways, street works and street lighting data from incumbent systems over to Alloy, and also delivering the required integration with Street Manager. The street works and highways implementations will be carried out first.
Cllr Jeff Clarke, WCC portfolio holder for transport and planning, said: “We are currently going through a process of digital transformation.
“In line with this we wanted to find a solution capable of driving efficiencies, delivering enhanced strategic highways asset management and finally improving the customer experience for people across Warwickshire. We are confident that working with Yotta and deploying its Alloy software will enable us to achieve all three of these goals.”