Legal challenges have cost us 'hundreds of millions', National Highways says


A top National Highways official has expressed frustration over legal challenges to planning approvals for major road enhancements, which he said had caused delays and cost increases running into hundreds of millions of pounds.

Election puts back RIS 3 and Lower Thames Crossing decisions


Ministers have shelved the publication of the draft Road Investment Strategy 2025-30 and postponed the planning decision for the £10bn Lower Thames Crossing, following last week’s announcement of a general election in July.

'Growing and essential' - DfT strengthens maintenance focus


The Department for Transport (DfT) has suggested that maintenance and renewals will be a ‘growing and essential element’ of the 2025-30 Road Investment Strategy (RIS).

MPs tell DfT to 'reconsider the viability' of mega road projects


Pressure is building on ministers to reconsider complex and costly road schemes after influential MPs suggested that mega-projects such as the £9bn Lower Thames Crossing may have to be cancelled to pay for vital maintenance.

RIS 3: National Highways outlines plans to Government


A new National Highways report says its will focus on making the most of its existing network with an 'increased focus on smaller £2-25m schemes' but mega projects are set to still dominate RIS 3.

MPs told to move on from SRN expansion


Spending in the next Road Investment Strategy (RIS) should prioritise safety, maintenance and congestion rather than capacity expansion, MPs have heard, with the AA calling for an end to all lane running smart motorways.

National Highways gives notice on £30bn renewal framework


National Highways has taken the first step in a lengthy procurement process for a 10-year renewals and enhancements framework that could be worth £30bn.

Little scope for new schemes in RIS 3, DfT says


The Department for Transport’s permanent secretary has warned of ‘very limited’ headroom for new enhancement projects in the third Road Investment Strategy due to the cost of projects carried forward from the current roads period.

Joint venture wins key RIS 3 development work


An Atkins Jacobs Joint Venture, supported by PwC, has won a contract to help develop National Highways' third road investment strategy (RIS3) which runs from 2025-2030, in a deal reported to be worth £7m.

Low value RIS 3 could worsen north-south divide


Parliament’s spending watchdog has called for a rethink of RIS 3, warning that current plans risk splurging taxpayers’ cash on low value, high risk mega projects in the south.



National Highways has appointed Faithful+Gould to provide commercial management services to support implementation of the forthcoming third Road Investment Strategy (RIS 3).

ORR to up scrutiny of RIS 3 deliverability


The Office of Rail and Road plans to increase its scrutiny of future funding for the strategic road network as plans are drawn up for the third road investment strategy.

Government launches RIS 3 development process


The Government has launched the formal engagement process behind National Highways' third multi-billion road investment strategy (RIS 3), outlining six key priority areas for future spending.

National Highways consults on A14 Junction


National Highways has launched a consultation on proposals for the busy A14 Copdock Interchange in Suffolk.

RIS 3 'will focus on carbon and environment'


Roads will only be built under the next Road Investment Strategy ‘where they are absolutely essential’, the head of Highways England has said.

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