ADEPT looks to maintain safety if distancing guidelines change


Council directors are preparing for a third iteration of the highways maintenance Safe Operating Procedures should social distancing guidance change.

Exclusive: Highway Sector Council's 'Golden COVID-19' rules revealed


A set of ‘Golden COVID-19’ rules created by the Highways Sector Council (HSC) gives specific guidance for worksites with calls to ‘accelerate major maintenance and deliver shovel-ready essential highway projects’.

ADEPT task force to integrate national recovery plans


Highways understands the Government is establishing a series of national recovery groups covering areas including economy, transport and environment.

Govt releases 'back to work' guidance for construction and outdoor sites


The Government has published guidance for employers and staff on how to get back to work safely in construction and outside sites.

Comment: The new day after lockdown


Past chief executive of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) Richard Hayes, takes a look at what the new normal means for highways and transport.

Government-backed guidance on handling COVID contract disputes


The Government and the construction industry have outlined guidance on responsible performance and enforcement of contracts impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.

Analysis: The great reallocation


Dominic Browne looks at the debate around long-term changes post COVID-19 and whether more road space will be reallocated to active travel.

PM Boris Johnson: 'We are past the peak'


Prime minister Boris Johnson has said the UK is 'past the peak' of the coronavirus and next week the Government will unveil a 'comprehensive plan' to end the lockdown, get transport moving again and restart the economy.

COVID-19 operational guidance released for roads sector


The Highways Sector Council (HSE) has released specific health and safety operational guidance for the roads sector to protect itself during the coronavirus pandemic.

Highways England: Q and A with Malcolm Dare


With his regular messages to the sector, Highways England's executive director of commercial and procurement, Malcolm Dare, has helped keep highways moving throughout the coronavirus crisis. He speaks to Dominic Browne

Key workers and their households can book COVID-19 tests


The Government has set up an online booking system for key workers to arrange a test for the coronavirus, including highways and transport workers.

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