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Scottish funding cuts to hit local road safety

19/12/2017

Scotland's roads could become more dangerous after further cuts to councils' revenue funding, Scottish transport chiefs have warned.

Troubled Northants given 'illegal' budget warning

21/02/2018

Crisis-hit Northamptonshire CC has been told to rip up its 2018/19 budget, which would have made drastic cuts to highways and transport budgets, after auditors warned it could be illegal.

ALARM survey: Sector calls for wider solutions

20/03/2018

Contractors have called for a step change in funding for local roads after the industry’s benchmark survey found that more than 24,000 miles of road will need to be repaired in the next year.

Grayling gives councils £100m for post-winter repairs

26/03/2018

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced almost £100m extra cash for councils to help repair roads badly affected by recent cold weather.

Welsh councils to receive £2.5m following Bellwin request

25/04/2018

Welsh councils will receive £2.5m government funding to offset costs incurred in dealing with the recent severe weather.

Talking Transport podcast prepares for the big events

30/05/2018

This week's Talking Transport podcast, brought to by our sister site SMART Highways, discusses two forthcoming major events for the ITS sector; one on each side of the Atlantic and neither to be missed.

Talking Transport podcast prepares for the big events

30/05/2018

This week's Talking Transport podcast, brought to by our sister site SMART Highways, discusses two forthcoming major events for the ITS sector; one on each side of the Atlantic and neither to be missed.

Analysis: Major roads, major concerns?

31/05/2018

With the consultation on the Department for Transport's major road plans having closed in late March and ministers now considering their next moves, Dominic Browne reports on reactions from leading professional bodies.

MPs launch inquiry into local road funding and governance

01/08/2018

The Transport Select Committee has launched a new inquiry into the funding and governance of local roads in England.

How do you solve a problem like local roads?

17/08/2018

Experts from across the sector have discussed with Highways how to help solve the local roads funding crisis after a string of top tier authorities were pushed to financial breaking point.

Transport bodies criticise 'perverse' local roads funding gap

09/10/2018

A coalition of transport bodies has warned that without adequate and stable funding the maintenance backlog on local roads will pass to future generations.

Exclusive: Labour demands answers over £75m road safety cash

22/10/2018

Labour's shadow road safety minister is to write to the Government to ask what has happened to the unspent £75m from its £175m Safer Roads Fund.

Hammond to announce £25bn RIS2 as part of £30bn transport cash

29/10/2018

The Chancellor will announce a £30bn investment package for the country’s transport network in Monday’s Budget, including a £29bn National Roads Fund created by ringfencing Vehicle Excise Duty.

Local roads get £420m maintenance boost

29/10/2018

The chancellor has announced an immediate £420m cash boost for local authority highway maintenance budgets with millions more for local transport projects.

Draft £25bn RIS2 sets out 2050 vision

30/10/2018

The Department for Transport has published a draft road investment strategy for 2020-25, setting a ‘deliberately ambitious’ vision for the strategic road network in 2050.

ADEPT wants fundamental change on local roads funding

08/11/2018

Council directors have called for a systematic change to the ‘broken’ system of funding for local roads maintenance.

Capital's councils demand 'fair share' of new roads cash

13/11/2018

London’s boroughs have said they are not getting a fair share of road maintenance cash after they were awarded only £17m of the extra £420m for local authority roads announced during the budget.

Govt accused of failing on road safety in £75m row

06/12/2018

Labour’s shadow roads minister has accused the Government of a record of failure on road safety in the ongoing row over the unspent £75m for improvements to local roads.

Is the funding review fair?

23/01/2019

Dominic Browne looks at the key conclusions so far of the Government’s review of local government finance and how they impact highways, local transport and resilience.

ADEPT's Live Labs: DfT hands out £23m for new anti-pothole tech

31/01/2019

Ministers have allocated £23m to fund research and trials into technology that could among other things help stop potholes forming.

Black Cat junction to go triple deck under £1.4bn scheme

20/02/2019

Highways England has announced its delayed £1.4bn plans to improve the Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet route, which includes one of the East of England’s most congested junctions.

Kier announces new chief executive

19/03/2019

Kier Group plc has announced the appointment of Andrew Davies as its chief executive from 15 April 2019.

ALARM 2019: Sector backs 'don't stop now' call

26/03/2019

Key figures in the sector have backed the publishers of the ALARM survey in calling for sustained and consistent funding for the local authority road network.

ALARM 2019 finds 'haves and have nots'

26/03/2019

Recent increases in local authority highway maintenance budgets appear to be stemming the decline of local roads, according to the publishers of the 24th Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey.

New M4 relief road plans 'set to be dropped'

03/06/2019

Plans for a £1.4bn M4 relief road look set to be dropped by the Welsh Government amid rising costs and its own declaration of a climate emergency.

M4 relief road plans dropped

04/06/2019

First Minister Mark Drakeford has abandoned plans for an M4 relief road on cost and environmental grounds, stating there is 'no prospect of the project being implemented in the foreseeable future'.

London roads backlog hits £1bn

04/06/2019

The road maintenance backlog in London has hit more than £1bn for the first time, as the capital’s boroughs concede they are presiding over a state of managed decline.

Amey pays £215m to end Birmingham PFI

03/07/2019

Amey has agreed to pay Birmingham City Council £215m to terminate its Highways PFI contract following a high profile court case.

Roads funding cuts 'equal to eight million pothole repairs'

08/07/2019

Council leaders have admitted the money they cut from road maintenance funding since 2010 could have paid for the repair of nearly eight million potholes.

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