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Welcome from the HAUC(UK) Joint Chairs

HAUC(UK) brings highway authorities, utilities and government together with the aim of working safely and smartly to reduce the impact of street and road works on members of the public throughout the UK. We as joint chairs of HAUC(UK) work together with our colleagues in the regions and central governments striving to ensure that processes, systems and legislation do not hamper the travelling public whilst we all continue to maintain the essential services that the utility companies and highway authorities provide.

Mark Ostheimer                 Jerry McConkey

Mark Ostheimer                           Jerry McConkey        

What is HAUC(UK)?

The Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee (HAUC(UK)) was established in 1986 by the constituent bodies of the local Highway Authorities and the Utilities to assist the Secretary of State in arriving at proposals for new street works legislation. HAUC(UK) played a significant role in the drawing up of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA), its subsidiary legislation and associated Codes of Practice.

The main aims of HAUC(UK) are:

  • To advise the Secretary of State on issues relating to street works legislation
  • To provide guidance to practitioners
  • To provide a forum for matters of mutual interest in relation to street works


HAUC(UK) is currently working with the DfT on the implementation of the Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA) and associated secondary legislation.

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