ORR RIS3 Consultation

The Office of Rail and Road ORR RIS3 Consultation has been launched.  The ORR are an independent monitor of National Highways and they have vowed to increase their scrutiny of future road funding for the strategic road network as plans are drawn up for the next roads programme period, Road Investment Strategy 3 (RIS3).

To be clear their  role is not to set roads policy or determine RIS3 investment priorities. The Department for Transport will hold a formal consultation on proposals later in the RIS3 development process.

However, in preparation for the RIS3 process, the ORR have set out how they intend to conduct their activities and the evidence they intend to use to inform their assessments. They are seeking feedback on their proposed approach, set out in more detail in their consultation document Road Investment Strategy 3: Our Role and Approach.

You can either email your response to RIS3consultation@orr.gov.uk (details of formats and consent can be found here)

Or you can send your response to:

ORR RIS3 consultation
Economics and Policy team
Highways Monitor
Office of Rail and Road
25 Cabot Square
E14 4QZ


The consultation runs from 8 December 2021 until 28 January 2022.

TCAG Response

We are currently working on our official response to this consultation which will be published here shortly.



Find more information on the ORR RIS3 Consultationclick here

New Civil Engineer article about ORR RIS3 Consultationclick here

Other TCAG correspondence and consultation responsesclick here