Transport for London (TfL) is revising its Lane Rental scheme and introducing a new Roadworks Charter, with an aim to make utilities construction work less disruptive to the UK capital’s road network.

The Lane Rental scheme allows TfL to charge utility companies a daily fee for conducting work at the busiest sections of London roads during the busiest times.

The latest proposals include increasing the extent of the Lane Rental network from 56% of TfL’s road network to 72%.

A daily fee of £350 would be charged for work that impacts the busiest road sections, mostly outside major transport hubs.

TfL also plans to reduce the number of locations where the highest charges are enforced by 10%.

The authority has proposed to reduce the chargeable hours to promote construction work at quieter times.

TfL added that it will offer discounts to companies that meet strict safety standards.

Since its inception in 2012, the Lane Rental scheme has saved around £100m of lost travel time. The scheme encourages companies to conduct work during the least sensitive hours.

The company said that the money collected through the scheme was invested in innovations and initiatives that aim to reduce roadwork disruption in London.

Last year, TfL reportedly invested £6.1m in different projects using the money collected by the scheme.

Projects ranged from trials of a new low-noise rapid pothole repair system to a technology innovation challenge that developed products to make roadworks safer.

TfL network management director Glynn Barton said: “Roadworks are a vital and unavoidable part of keeping the capital’s complex utilities in working order, but we’re fully aware that they can be a pain for people using the roads, as well as a cause of danger, congestion and toxic air.”

Last week, TfL completed the overhaul of Highbury Corner, which was considered one of the most dangerous roundabouts in London, UK.