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Government announces biggest investment in roads since 1970s

27/06/2013

Chief secretary to the treasury Danny Alexander has unveiled the Government’s biggest programme of investment in roads for 40 years.

Government guarantees roads spending

16/07/2013

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced details of a new policy paper entitled 'Action for roads: a network for the 21st century' that outlines new arrangements for the Highways Agency and commits to providing funding for roads.

Government invests millions in cycling

12/08/2013

A nationwide drive to promote cycling in cities and national parks across England has been announced by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Government reveals low emissions vehicles strategy

05/09/2013

Norman Baker has unveiled a new ultra low emission vehicles strategy designed to help grow the UK economy.

ICE wants prompt introduction of roads legislation

01/10/2013

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has called for the quick introduction of legislation that is set to end stop/start investment patterns in the UK’s roads.

Government guarantees £33bn worth of infrastructure projects

23/10/2013

Energy, road and rail projects worth £33 billion have passed the first hurdle in getting a Government infrastructure guarantee.

Report calls for action over road safety

24/10/2013

The Road Safety Foundation has called on the Government to invest in an effort to make UK roads measurably safer.

£16m for Leeds transport scheme

24/10/2013

Major maintenance work that will keep traffic moving in Leeds has been given the green light by Government.

RSTA calls for real action on deteriorating road network

31/10/2013

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has called on Chancellor George Osborne to use his forthcoming Autumn Statement as an opportunity to announce real action to tackle the UK’s crumbling road network.

Government outlines infrastructure plans

04/12/2013

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has confirmed that there will be no tolling on the planned A14 scheme between Cambridge and Huntingdon as the Government outlined its new National Infrastructure Plan.

Reaction to National Infrastructure Plan

04/12/2013

The National Infrastructure Plan announced by the Government today (4 December) has received a mixture of responses from the industry.

Osborne prioritises infrastructure spending

05/12/2013

Chancellor George Osborne reiterated the Government’s commitment to invest in UK infrastructure during today’s (5 December) Autumn Statement.

Government rules out option B for Lower Thames Crossing

12/12/2013

The Government has dropped one of the options for a new Lower Thames crossing and will carry out further work on the remaining two.

Government money to be spent on flood-hit roads

13/02/2014

The government has pledged £61 million to help repair damaged roads and build greater resilience into the railway network in the south west.

IHE president responds to government statement on roads maintenance

27/02/2014

The president of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) has responded to the government’s call for action to the highways supply chain.

Mouchel chief welcomes roads investment

11/03/2014

The chief executive of Mouchel, the international infrastructure and business services group, feels that improvements to the road network will help drive economic growth in the UK.

£140m funding boost for roads hit by bad weather

11/03/2014

An extra £140million is being made available by the government to help repair flood-damaged roads.

Councils receive share of roads repair funding

20/03/2014

Local authorities across England have been told how much funding they will receive to help repair flood-damaged roads.

Cycle safety campaign launched

24/03/2014

A cycle safety campaign is being launched across five cities in the UK.

Thousands of potholes to be fixed in Staffordshire

26/03/2014

Around 7,000 extra potholes will be repaired across Staffordshire as part of a £2.1 million package of investment in the county’s roads.

Roads Minister to open Seeing is Believing

10/04/2014

Roads Minister Robert Goodwill will officially open this year’s Seeing is Believing.

Government approves Crewe Green link road funding

30/05/2014

Work on the Crewe Green link road can start following government agreement to provide £15.6m towards the scheme.

Government funding designed to improve air quality on local roads

02/06/2014

Towns and cities across England are being invited to bid for funding that is aimed at improving air quality on local roads.

Councils allocated £168m to fix potholes

20/06/2014

Local councils have been allocated £168 million of funding from a dedicated Pothole Repair Fund.

Government bans use of CCTV ‘spy cars’ for on-street parking enforcement

23/06/2014

The government is set to ban the use of CCTV ‘spy cars’ in an effort to rein-in over zealous parking enforcement practices.  

Surrey gets £3.8m boost to help fix flood-damaged roads

23/06/2014

Surrey County Council has welcomed a £3.8 million government boost towards its £23m repair bill to fix flood-damaged roads.

UK pushed off top place in road casualty rankings

26/06/2014

The UK no longer tops the international league table for road safety, according to government figures released today (26 June).

Roads to be improved thanks to Local Growth Deals

07/07/2014

Dozens of roads projects will get off the ground after the government agreed a series of growth deals with businesses and local authorities across England.

Green light for new smart motorways

08/07/2014

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has approved three new smart motorway schemes on the M1 and M3, but has rejected proposals to limit speeds to 60mph between 7am and 7pm seven days a week .

Vision for road network outlined

09/07/2014

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has outlined the government's vision for the road network and wants the industry to have the ‘right people, with the right skills’ to implement its £24bn investment plan.

Highways sector delivers savings as part of government review programme

15/07/2014

The government’s Infrastructure Cost Review programme has delivered savings of around 15% across a number of sectors including highways.  

Public unhappy with condition of UK roads

25/09/2014

Public satisfaction with the condition of UK roads is at an all time low, according to a report carried out by the Government’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

Government reveals how new bodies will safeguard England's roads

28/10/2014

The government has today (28 October 2014) set out how two new bodies that are designed to help make England’s motorways and major roads run better will work.

Government announces £214 million investment in cycling

27/11/2014

The biggest single investment in cycling will be unveiled by the government today (27 November 2014).

Details of £15bn roads programme revealed

01/12/2014

Details of a £15 billion roads investment strategy have been revealed by the government today (1 December 2014) ­– with 84 new road projects outlined.

Motorcyclist safety comes under the spotlight

10/03/2015

The government has unveiled plans to boost motorcyclist safety.

Major road improvements included in northern transport strategy

20/03/2015

Major improvements to the road network – including expanding parts of the M62 and M6 to four lanes – have been unveiled by the government as part of its transport strategy for the north.

FTA: Make roads a top priority

21/05/2015

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called on the government to make investment in roads a top priority.

Chancellor announces new Roads Fund

08/07/2015

Money raised from vehicle excise duty will be spent on roads, Chancellor George Osborne has announced in his first Conservative Budget.

IHE continues to back APPG

13/07/2015

The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) has renewed its support for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Highway Maintenance.

New code of practice and funding for driverless cars

20/07/2015

The government has launched a code of practice and £20 million funding for research and development into driverless vehicles.

Council wants £15m contribution for Norwich bypass job

12/08/2015

Norfolk County Council wants the government to contribute almost £15 million to help meet the rising costs of a bypass in Norwich.

Government pledge to create thousands of highways apprenticeships

21/08/2015

The government has pledged to create more than 30,000 apprenticeship places across the road and rail industry during the lifetime of this Parliament.

£100bn to be spent on infrastructure by 2020

30/10/2015

Chancellor George Osborne has committed to £100 billion in infrastructure spending by 2020 – including full funding for the £15bn Road Investment Strategy (RIS).

Government creates new infrastructure body

11/11/2015

The government has announced that Infrastructure UK (IUK) and the Major Projects Authority (MPA) will merge and become the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

£40m to help rebuild flood hit roads in Cumbria and Lancashire

29/12/2015

The government will provide £40 million worth of funding to help repair flood-damaged roads and bridges in Cumbria and Lancashire.

£3.3m funding for Tadcaster bridges

11/01/2016

The government has announced £3.3 million of funding for the restoration of the Tadcaster bridge in Yorkshire.

RSTA wants extra funding for flood damaged roads

11/01/2016

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has called on the government to provide extra funding for the repair of flood damaged roads.

Apprenticeship targets form part of transport and skills strategy

28/01/2016

Targets for the creation of new apprenticeships will be written into contracts as the government sets out to deliver on its ambition for 30,000 apprenticeships in the road and rail sector by 2020.

£20m boost for driverless cars technology

01/02/2016

The government has announced £20 million worth of funding to develop the next generation of autonomous vehicles.

TRL launches new test environment for driverless vehicles

18/02/2016

TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) has announced the launch of UK Smart Mobility Living Lab @ Greenwich – a real-life environment where connected and automated vehicles (CAVs), services and processes can be safely developed, evaluated and integrated within the local community.

North Yorkshire roads set to benefit from £25m funding

18/03/2016

The government is providing an extra £25.6 million to help maintain and repair roads in north Yorkshire.

New National Infrastructure Delivery Plan launched

23/03/2016

A new National Infrastructure Delivery Plan that brings together all of the government’s infrastructure priorities over the next five years has been published.

Government wants increase in walking and cycling

29/03/2016

The government has launched a blueprint to encourage more people to walk and cycle.

Grayling replaces McLoughlin as Transport Secretary

14/07/2016

Chris Grayling is the government’s new Transport Secretary.

AIA: Invest in local roads

31/10/2016

The chairman of the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) has called on the government to commit more investment into local roads ahead of the Autumn Statement.

Government to introduce harsher penalties for mobile phone use

08/11/2016

The government has announced that anyone caught using a handheld mobile phone whilst driving will be fined £200 and receive six points on their licence – a doubling of the existing penalty.

EEH outlines transport improvement priorities

15/11/2016

England’s Economic Heartland (EEH) has outlined its immediate priorities for transport investment with the delivery of a new Oxford to Cambridge expressway forming part of its wish list.

Infrastructure investment pipeline reaches £500bn

05/12/2016

The Government has released details of its £500 billion infrastructure investment pipeline which includes major projects such as the Thames Tideway Tunnel and upgrading the A14. 

Exclusive: Ministers 'water down' National Roads Fund plans

06/12/2016

The Government does not intend to legislate to create the National Roads Fund from 2020, Transport Network understands, in what some say is a watering down of the plans.

Former adviser to McLoughlin wants greater focus on roads

11/01/2017

A former special adviser to previous Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has admitted that the Government spent far too much time working on rail policy and “not enough on roads”.

Government gives green light to Stonehenge tunnel plans

12/01/2017

Plans for a 1.8 mile road tunnel that will run past Stonehenge have been finalised by the Government.  

£64m fund to encourage more cycling and walking

26/01/2017

The government is investing £64 million in an effort to encourage more people to cycle and walk to work.

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