Road Investment Strategy

EU chips in as £290m A30 dualling goes forward


The Government has given the go-ahead for work to start on a major roadbuilding scheme with a £20m contribution from the EU.

RIS delays 'not acceptable', CIHT chief says


A key industry figure has rebuked Highways England for moving improvement schemes in the first (2015-20) Road Investment Strategy (RIS) back into the second RIS.

10% of RIS 1 schemes shelved on value for money grounds


Around 10% of the schemes on Highways England’s original 2015-2020 programme have been kicked into the long grass as they do not provide the necessary return on investment.

Highways England running £2.9bn over budget, ORR finds


Highways England’s major schemes are currently running £2.9bn over budget as the government-owned company continues to try to get costs under control, according to independent monitor the Office of Rail and Road.

Final plans on show for £50m M6 junction 19 scheme


Highways England has published its final plans for a £50m scheme to build a new bridge across the middle of one of Cheshire’s busiest motorway roundabouts.

ORR publishes views on RIS2


The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) says lessons must be learnt from the delivery of the Road Investment Strategy (RIS) as plans for RIS2 continue to gather pace.  

SIB 2016: Message from the Minister


Roads Minister Andrew Jones has highlighted the demonstrations being carried out at this year’s Highways SIB (Seeing is Believing) event as a “stand out feature”.   

ORR publishes report into HE’s supply chain capability


The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has published a report into Highways England’s supply chain capability.

£100bn to be spent on infrastructure by 2020


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

Highways England reveals £3.8bn roads plan for Midlands and East of England


Highways England is meeting with suppliers and contractors to set out how £3.8 billion will be spent on improving the capacity and condition of roads across the Midlands and East of England.

Details of £150m north west road improvements revealed


Highways England has set out how more than £150 million of investment will be spent on improving the capacity and condition of roads in Cumbria and north Lancashire.

Highways England launches five year delivery plan


A five year delivery plan which sets out how £11 billion will be spent on improving England’s motorways and major A-roads has been published by Highways England today (26 March 2015).

Industry reaction to £15bn roads programme


After the government revealed details of its £15bn Road Investment Strategy earlier this week, the industry has had its say.

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