About the HTMA

The Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA) aspires to be the leading voice of the highways term management and maintenance industry, promoting its overall image, sharing knowledge and feedback, fostering best practices and improving industry standards, whilst influencing government and other stakeholders’ policies.

HTMA recognises that the effective management and maintenance of the highway network is of crucial importance to the economic and social well-being of the nation. Every household and every business is dependent to some degree on the efforts of its members. The highway maintenance industry is a very important part of the UK construction industry which looks after a vital national asset – approximately 200,000 km of road network with its associated structures.

The industry employs around 30,000 people and the annual value of works is over £3.6 billion.

In any business, there are wider issues which affect the way it is run and how effective it can be. The highways maintenance industry is no exception. To meet the transportation needs of the future, the industry is under increasing pressure to maintain, more effectively, road systems to cope with the increasing volumes of traffic.

At the same time, the need for a more efficient road network must be balanced against issues of safety, the environment and economics. HTMA is an informed and influential force in the highways maintenance industry and provides a unique forum for discussion and information sharing on core issues affecting the industry as a whole.

HTMA was established in April 2005 to promote the positive contribution that the highways management and maintenance industry makes to the nation and to be an effective influencing voice on behalf of the Industry.

It is the trade organisation which represents the service providers who currently look after over 80% of the highway network within the United Kingdom. Its members are some of the best known consulting engineers, construction companies and service providers in the UK and are a vital element in the community, maintaining the basic infrastructure needed to underpin a fast-moving, flexible economy.