In North Rhine-Westphalia, roads construction and maintenance is organised as a State Government enterprise tasked with planning, construction and maintenance of State roads as well as Federal highways.
Strassen.NRW is a State Enterprise operating under commercial principles and answering to the Minister of Transport. The State Enterprise is headed by a managing director. At field level, planning, construction and operation are carried out by 8 satellite offices and 55 motorway or highway maintenance units.
The State Enterprise aims to be a modern and efficient provider of services tailored to customer needs. The philosophy of North Rhine-Westphalia's largest State Enterprise includes result-oriented control based on budgeting along commercial lines, putting the NRW roads service at the leading edge in Germany.