Dorset Highways discharges Dorset Councils responsibilities as a highway authority for Dorsets network. The service manages over 3,860km of roads, as well as being responsible for everything associated with the highway such as bridges & structures, cycleways, footways, drainage, street lighting, bus stops, road signs & markings, traffic lights and speed limits. Within our service we improve road safety, manage the highway network, implement highway improvements, model future demands, facilitate new development, support our customers, manage on and off-street parking, develop sustainable opportunities and carry out winter maintenance. The Highways service is delivered through a mixed economy delivery model which involves Dorset Highways working collaboratively with strategic partners. The Council has a broad range of plant and equipment hire requirements to supplement its own resources.