On 16 March 2018 Transport Scotland released their analysis of the responses to the consultation on raising standards and improving the quality of road works in Scotland. The consultation was split into six general areas, with overall support for each of the proposals within. These areas are;
- Improving Quality
- Improving the availability of road works information
- Improving consistency
- The Scottish Road Works Commissioner - new functions
- Miscellaneous provisions
Proposals to enhance the role of the SRWC in both the areas of enforcement and expanded functions were strongly supported. From the consultation document it is noted that;
"Almost all who responded agreed that the creation of new inspection functions and clarifying the juristic status of the Commissioner would build on progress already achieved in Scotland to date."