Transport Scotland and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) in the UK will improve road maintenance services and efficiency in the country, following a National Roads Maintenance Review (NRMR).
The NRMR prescribed 30 initiatives to promote innovation and knowledge sharing across the road maintenance sector, which involves all 33 road authorities.
The recommended initiatives are expected to save up to 10% maintenance service costs, contributing to the wider public sector reform agenda.
A stakeholder group will be formed and supported with the required skills and personnel to collaborate with all the authorities and implement the suggested initiatives.
Scotland Infrastructure and Capital Investment cabinet secretary Alex Neil said at the very heart of the review is the creation of a strategic framework to drive change and embed best practice.
"The breadth of the framework means that no matter how efficient an individual authority is currently, many more avenues exist for future development and I welcome all authorities' commitment to investigate these further," Neil added.
COSLA Regeneration and Sustainable Development spokesperson Cllr Stephen Hagan said: "COSLA recognises that the review involved a great range of stakeholders in Scotland's road maintenance sector in a process of seeking to deliver even greater effectiveness in delivery within the budgets available and identifying the opportunities for further good practice and innovation, to deliver tangible benefits for communities business and individuals alike."
The Stakeholder Group will be jointly chaired by Scottish Government and COSLA to implement the reviews initiatives.
The review was undertaken by the Transport Scotland, COSLA, Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland, Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and the Office of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner.