Roads & Highways

Deliver the highest value from assets in roads & highways

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Produce fiscally-responsible investment plans that support your policy objectives, achieve performance targets, reduce closures, and manage risk.

The objective for our second and current control period is to establish and embed a fully integrated, enterprise-based approach to capital portfolio management and planning. I am delighted to be working with Copperleaf as our partner to help deliver this vital next step in our journey.

Alan Couzens

Capital Portfolio Management Director

National Highways

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Decision Analytics for Roads & Highways

Maintaining a state of good repair for transportation infrastructure assets is a growing challenge. Increased investment is required to maintain and upgrade our aging highway and roadway networks to meet performance levels, improve accessibility, satisfy regulatory demands, and build resilience in the face of climate change. Yet budgets and resources are more limited than ever before. Roadway organizations are recognizing the need to broaden the performance measures and targets that are driving strategic decisions in order to achieve their policy goals and make the best use of every dollar.

How can you be confident you’re making the best decisions that deliver the greatest value and drive your strategic goals?

Copperleaf® has a significant role to play helping companies successfully navigate these challenges. By developing frameworks to evaluate all investment options on equal footing, we make it easy for clients to compare dissimilar projects—from bridge deck repairs to new traffic management systems to signage and accessibility improvements—and create plans that are transparent, defensible, and aligned with strategic objectives. The Copperleaf Decision Analytics Solution can help your organization model asset condition, performance measures, and risks today and into the future—to create optimal lifecycle intervention strategies across traditionally siloed asset classes and meet your performance targets cost-effectively.

Proactively Manage Risk Exposure

Explore how different levels of investment impact risk to build a robust, defensible plan.

Improve Planning Efficiency

Assess all investments consistently in a centralized system to break down silos and expedite approvals.

Allocate Funding and Resources with Confidence

Develop executable plans that maximize capital efficiency—while meeting targets and constraints.

Execute Strategic Goals

Align investments with your strategic goals, including financial, net-zero, ESG, reliability, and other targets.

Proven Solution Delivers High ROI

Every Copperleaf client has achieved 100% return on their investment within their first planning cycle—and every organization that has implemented our solution continues to use it successfully today. Measurable results include:


increase in capital efficiency


reduction in risk exposure


reduction in planning time

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Adopted by industry leaders

National Highways, the government-owned company responsible for operating, maintaining, and improving England’s road network, selected the Copperleaf solution to:

  • Understand the value of proposed and in-flight projects to make optimal capital portfolio decisions with confidence
  • Manage and deliver on its current 5-year investment plan
  • Create what-if scenarios to evaluate different investment strategies in preparation for the 2025 to 2030 period


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Create optimal investment plans to drive your strategic goals

Delivering the highest value means doing the right projects at the right time. This is no easy task for organizations that deal with hundreds of potential investment options, with multiple alternatives and start dates to consider.

Copperleaf’s AI-powered optimization can evaluate the vast number of possibilities and identify the optimal plan within minutes. Sensitivity analysis can easily be performed to explore the impact of different funding, timing, and resource constraints on performance measures, value and risk—and build a realistic, deliverable plan to achieve your strategic goals.

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Proactively manage and mitigate operational risks

Many organizations in the roadway industry struggle to forecast sustainment needs across diverse asset types, geographies, and siloed asset classes. Copperleaf can help your organization optimize asset performance for the next one to one hundred years by calculating the risk, cost, and value over time for each asset. Millions of assets can be analyzed simultaneously in a centralized system to produce optimal lifecycle intervention strategies that consider financial, resource, and performance targets.

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Plan with agility in a dynamic environment

As your business environment changes, new tactical and strategic priorities emerge. Copperleaf makes it easy to quickly run what-if analyses to explore various investment strategies, build consensus, and align investment decisions with new strategic priorities.

Copperleaf enables a continuous planning process by highlighting variances between planned and actual performance. No matter what twists and turns arise during execution, you’ll be able to re-optimize plans, communicate and defend any changes to stakeholders, and adapt quickly to maintain optimal business performance.

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Integrated planning for DOTs

State Departments of Transportation (DOT) often have independent asset management and investment decision processes, creating siloed environments that can lead to inefficiencies. Download this white paper to learn how an integrated planning system can help DOTs:

  • Develop optimized investment plans across all regions or districts
  • Align investment plans with strategic and policy objectives
  • Drive cost savings and fewer closures by bundling work
  • Better communicate and defend Transportation Asset Management Plans


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Driving towards better decision making

Globally, long-term roadway infrastructure strategies and action plans echo similar themes—from safety and environmental impact to enhanced accessibility and equity. Roadway agencies must balance maintaining and improving existing infrastructure, expanding capacity, adopting new technologies, and providing efficient, reliable services.

Find out how Copperleaf can help your organization create transparent, agile, and defensible investment plans that support your strategic objectives.


Our Product Suite

Copperleaf’s scalable enterprise software solution can grow with you as your business needs evolve. It integrates seamlessly with existing EAM, APM, ERP, GIS, and other systems for more efficient, data-driven decision-making.

Copperleaf Asset
Balance cost, risk, and business outcomes across your entire asset base
Copperleaf Portfolio
Create the best investment plans for today and an increasingly complex future
Copperleaf Value
Align your organization to achieve its strategic objectives

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