'Road network assets' (Vegkapital in Norwegian) is a notion often found in official documents, e.g. in the state budget and the national transport plan. Nevertheless, a good estimate of the value of the road network and what would happen if the funding was to be changed, is still not available.
The main objectives of the Asset management programme are to determine the maintenance lag and reacquisition value of the Norwegian road network, and attempt to suggest the socio-economic consequences of changes in funding, management and maintenance. To succeed in this, it is necessary to use existing data material from several special databases, such as the road data bank (Vegdatabanken) and bridge administration system Brutus.