As a leading engineering and consulting group, SYSTRA has the design and engineering expertise and resources to support the long-term development of safe, functional and sustainable road networks for the UK.

Building a UK road infrastructure fit for the future

Roads and highway networks take a great deal of planning, and must be designed to provide efficient, safe and logical transport routes for the long-term. It means roads must be planned with future technical, social and environmental developments in mind. Well-designed road infrastructure has the power to connect communities, support economic growth and enhance the environment.

Effective highway design and engineering plays a key role in reducing congestion, which can have a serious impact on growth potential, economic performance and quality of life. Developing appropriate and cost-effective highway solutions can be extremely challenging, due to a range of issues including conflicts between proposals and transport policy, the impacts of local changes on the wider network, potential noise, air-quality and other environmental impacts, physical constraints, and meeting value for money objectives.

SYSTRA has a large team of highway engineers and technicians who provide a full range of design and engineering services to help local authorities, developers and transport operators deliver safe, functional and elegant road networks for the UK.

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SYSTRA has the skills and resources to provide public and private sector organisations with appraisal, design and engineering services for strategic and local highway schemes.

Award-winning expertise in highways infrastructure design

SYSTRA engineers have an impressive track record of advising, designing and delivering highway infrastructure projects throughout the world. We frequently work as part of joint venture multi-disciplinary teams with contractors, architects and master-planners. Our specialists have worked on the delivery of award-winning public realm infrastructure projects and interchange developments in major cities, including London, Birmingham and Glasgow.

Deliverable, cost-effective and sustainable road schemes

We pride ourselves on our strategy, design and construction management skills, ensuring that all stages of any highways scheme progress seamlessly. We make sure our schemes are deliverable, cost effective and aesthetically pleasing, as well as sustainable and designed for longevity.

Multi-disciplinary approach to road planning and engineering

Highways infrastructure design and engineering brings together several disciplines from across SYSTRA. In addition to our highways and drainage design expertise, our engineering capabilities cover geotechnical, water, structural engineering, environmental engineering, transportation, noise and air quality assessment as well as rail.

Support for every stage of the highway development journey

SYSTRA highway design and engineering specialists provide support for every stage of road development projects. From initial feasibility studies and optioneering, through preliminary design phases and on to detailed alignment designs, as well as full construction site support and hand-over services.

Our all-encompassing service offer is combined with a flexible approach to service delivery. We bring together the complementary disciplines required to complete highway feasibility, design and engineering projects on any scale – drawing on more than 60 years’ experience of successful highway and transport scheme delivery.


Our highways design and engineering capabilities include:

  • Outline scheme design and appraisal
  • Detailed design
  • Construction package procurement
  • Contract administration and management
  • CDM/Heath and Safety
  • Network strategy development
  • Statutory processes
  • Funding and business cases
  • Parking strategies
  • Toll road appraisals
  • Traffic management
  • Demand management

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