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New road stud gains DfT approval

29/04/2013

Clearview Traffic Group has extended its range of fully UK type approved active road studs after receiving approval from the UK Department for Transport (DfT).

DfT release transport statistics

09/05/2013

The Department for Transport (DfT) has released statistics that show the reliability of journeys on the Highways Agency’s strategic road network, in the year ending March 2013.

Consultation over location of new Thames crossing

21/05/2013

A consultation that will help decide the location of the new Thames crossing is taking place over the next month.

£165m boost to tackle bottlenecks

03/06/2013

Congested roads across England are to be tackled with £165m of funding, the Department for Transport has announced.

DfT pledges £12.8 million to tackle congestion in Nottingham

04/07/2013

Work to improve Nottingham’s ring road has been given final approval from the Department for Transport (DfT).

Bus subsidy system given overhaul

08/07/2013

Councils will be given greater control over the way money is spent on some bus services.

Government proposes zero-tolerance to drug driving

09/07/2013

The Government has revealed proposals to set zero-tolerance drug drive limits under new laws which could come into force in 2014.

Baker wants to maintain upkeep of UK's roads

05/08/2013

Transport Minister Norman Baker has called on local highway authorities to adopt greater use of efficiency practices to ensure the £6 billion funding from the Department for Transport goes as far as possible.

£5m boost to cut pollution from local buses

03/09/2013

Local Transport Minister Norman Baker has announced that towns and cities in England will benefit from £5 million of funding to reduce pollution from local buses.

Measures to improve cycle safety in London

04/09/2013

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced a series of measures designed to improve cycle safety in London.

DfT changes policy on planning

10/09/2013

New rules published by the Department for Transport could lead to more large scale developments being built adjacent to England’s motorways and major A roads.

More funding for green buses

03/10/2013

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced additional funding to bring 55 low carbon buses into service.

DfT approves A452 works

24/10/2013

Work can now start on vital improvements to the road layout of the A452 Chester Road in Birmingham after receiving final approval from the Department for Transport.

£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.

National networks policy outlined by DfT

04/12/2013

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a consultation on a draft national policy statement for the national road and rail networks.

Cycle-level lights to be installed in London

16/12/2013

New low-level traffic lights designed for cyclists have been authorised for use following safety trials.

HMEP show goes on the road

21/01/2014

The Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) is working with the Department for Transport (DfT) to deliver a roadshow of seven events across England.

Views sought on £6bn funding pot

22/01/2014

The Department for Transport (DfT) is seeking views on how £5.8 billion funding for local highways maintenance should be distributed.

Highways Magazine launches editorial board

05/02/2014

Highways Magazine has launched an editorial advisory board.

Roads underspend should be used to address pothole crisis

03/03/2014

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) wants spare funds to be used to help address the UK’s deteriorating road network.

Solar studs receive DfT approval

02/04/2014

Active road studs produced by Rennicks UK have become the first in Europe to be tested to a new draft performance standard – paving the way for installation across the UK network.

£19m road upgrade in Norwich

07/04/2014

The Department for Transport (DfT) is investing £19 million in a new transport scheme in Norwich that will see improvements made to the A47.

Swarco to provide enhanced signage for Manchester

22/04/2014

Enhanced driver information signs supplied by Swarco are set to be used on roads around Manchester.

Number of road signs could be reduced

01/05/2014

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced new plans to allow local councils the freedom to cut down the number of road markings and signs in the UK.

Transport Committee calls for major roads investment

12/05/2014

Investment in major roads will need to substantially increase during the next decade, according to a report issued by the Transport Select Committee.

North Yorkshire bypass granted £29m DfT funding

16/07/2014

Work on the A684 bypass in North Yorkshire can now start after the Department for Transport (DfT) agreed to put £29 million towards the cost of the scheme.

DfT helps fund road improvements in Walsall

12/09/2014

The Department for Transport (DfT) has agreed to provide up to £14.3 million towards a highways improvement scheme in the West Midlands.

£2.8m to improve transport links in Somerset

12/09/2014

Funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) will help improve transport links in Bridgwater and Taunton ahead of the construction of the UK’s first nuclear power plant in over 20 years.

DfT unveils £11m funding for carbon-cutting research

14/10/2014

The government has committed £11 million of funding to research carbon-cutting technology which will power the vehicles of tomorrow.

New congestion busting guidance launched

14/11/2014

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published new guidance that will help reduce congestion and speed up the completion of roadworks.

DfT invites feedback on funding consultation

17/11/2014

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a funding consultation document that is seeking views for the allocation of the £5.8 billion capital funding to be made available for road maintenance, through local authorities from 2015/16 to 2020/21.

£6bn to be spent on local roads

29/12/2014

The government will spend £6 billion on tackling potholes and improving local roads between 2015 and 2021.

Digital road map could help with future highways maintenance

25/02/2015

A digital road map that has been developed by the Department for Transport (DfT) and Ordnance Survey (OS) could help with future highway improvements and maintenance.

Cycling funding revealed

03/03/2015

The cities that will receive a share of the government’s £114 million investment in cycling have been revealed.

Gooding to lead RAC Foundation

05/03/2015

Steve Gooding has been appointed as the new director of the RAC Foundation.

Transport Committee wants strategy for self-driving cars

06/03/2015

The Transport Select Committee has called on the Department for Transport (DfT) to make sure it has the correct strategy in place ahead of the introduction of self-driving cars on the UK’s road network.

Twenty eight councils receive share of highways funding

24/03/2015

Twenty eight councils across England will receive a share of £275 million for major local roads maintenance after winning government funding.

Robert Goodwill reappointed Transport Minister

13/05/2015

Robert Goodwill has been reappointed as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the DfT in the post election ministerial reshuffle.

Figures show increase in road casualties

25/06/2015

Figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT) show that there has been an increase in overall road casualties in Britain for the first time in 18 years.

HMEP: Sector-wide approach to procuring highway services

22/07/2015

The Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) has released a new suite of services that are designed to help the highways sector to procure services and maintain local roads more efficiently.

Taskforce set up to remove pointless road signs

28/08/2015

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has set up a new taskforce to deal with pointless road signs.

IAM wants road safety targets reintroduced

24/09/2015

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has called for road safety targets to be reintroduced in an effort to reverse the increase in numbers of people killed and injured on UK roads as announced today (24 September) by the government.

Figures show that three die every day on country roads

22/10/2015

Three people died on country roads every day last year, according to figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT).

Positive response to highways Code of Practice

22/10/2015

The Department for Transport (DfT) has received an “overwhelming response” to its request for comments on the new highways Code of Practice, which has been delayed until summer 2016.

Study to explore option of Oxford to Cambridge expressway

22/10/2015

The Department for Transport (DfT) has commissioned a study worth £512,000 that will explore options into the potential for creating a dedicated road link between Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge.

DfT agrees to Chancellor’s spending cuts target

09/11/2015

The Department for Transport (DfT) is one of four government departments that have agreed to spending cuts over the next four years.

Regions to be offered powers to transform transport

11/11/2015

Regions could be given new powers to transform transport in their areas if government proposals are given the green light.

New £120m link road to open

17/12/2015

The new £120 million Bexhill to Hastings link road will be officially opened today (17 December 2015).

£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.

New road safety measures revealed

04/01/2016

The Department for Transport has unveiled a raft of measures to improve the safety of Britain’s roads.

New £26.5m Crewe link road opens

04/01/2016

A new £26.5 million link road in Crewe has been officially opened.   

A591 to reopen in May

18/01/2016

The storm-damaged A591 in Cumbria is set to reopen by the end of May, according to the Department for Transport (DfT).

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.

East Riding’s roads get £16.7m funding boost

02/02/2016

The Department for Transport (DfT) is providing an extra £16.7 million to support a five-year programme of road improvements in East Riding.

Hayes gets top roads job at DfT

11/02/2016

Tricia Hayes has been appointed as director general of roads, devolution and motoring at the Department for Transport (DfT).

TRL launches highways maintenance funding guidance

22/02/2016

TRL (the Transport Research Laboratory), is offering advice to local authorities and private finance initiatives (PFIs) to help them adopt best practice for highway appraisal and maintenance.

£110m bypass opens in South Devon

22/02/2016

A new £110 million bypass that is expected to carry 35,000 vehicles a day has been officially opened in South Devon.

Four key objectives form focus of DfT’s five-year plan

23/02/2016

The Department for Transport (DfT) has released its single departmental plan 2015 to 2020, with a focus on four key objectives.

Drug drive arrests up 800%

29/02/2016

Drug drive arrests have soared by up to 800% in a year after the government introduced tough new laws to catch and convict offenders, according to initial figures from police forces.

Study into performance of M25 launched by DfT

03/03/2016

A new study that will look at ways to improve the performance of the transport network between junctions 10 and 16 of the M25 has been launched by the Department for Transport (DfT).

MPs want increase in number of traffic officers

15/03/2016

MPs on the Transport Select Committee have called for an increase in the number of traffic officers to police the UK’s roads.

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.

HMEP receives funding boost from DfT

31/03/2016

The Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) has received another year’s worth of funding support from the Department for Transport (DfT) as it moves to being sector-led.

New TSRGD comes into force

31/03/2016

The 2016 Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) will come into force on 22 April.

DfT reveals details of £50m pothole funding allocation

07/04/2016

The Department for Transport (DfT) has set out how £50 million of funding will be spent on repairing almost one million potholes across the country over the next year.

DfT’s incentive funding allocations revealed

08/04/2016

The Department for Transport (DfT) has revealed councils individual allocations from the local highways maintenance incentive funding for 2016/17.

Jobs taskforce launched to boost apprenticeships

18/04/2016

The Department for Transport has launched a Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce (STAT) as part of a strategy to triple the number of apprenticeships in the transport sector by 2020.

DfT launches motoring services strategy

12/05/2016

A strategy that sets out a vision for the Department for Transport’s (DfT) three motoring services agencies has been launched.  

RSTA: Spend more money on roads to cope with rise in car journeys

20/06/2016

A predicted rise in car journeys underlines the need for a well maintained road network, according to the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA).

Transport Committee calls for halt on ‘all lane running’ schemes

30/06/2016

Motorway hard shoulders should not be used as permanent driving lanes, MPs on the Transport Select Committee have warned.

Proposed site for Operation Stack lorry park announced

06/07/2016

A major new lorry area will be built near Stanford in Kent to help ease the problems caused on the M20 and surrounding areas when Operation Stack is implemented.

DfT launches £60m sustainable transport fund

06/07/2016

Local authorities are being invited to bid for a share of the Department for Transport’s (DfT) £60 million green Sustainable Travel Access Fund.

DfT consultation over development of automated cars

11/07/2016

The public are being invited to have their say on the use of automated cars on British roads as part of a Department for Transport (DfT) consultation.

DfT helps fund roundabout upgrade in Gloucester

28/07/2016

A major upgrade to a busy roundabout in Gloucester has been given the go ahead, with the Department for Transport (DfT) putting £9 million towards the scheme.

Road deaths continue to rise

04/08/2016

Statistics released by the Department for Transport (DfT) show a two per cent increase in the number of people killed or seriously injured on Britain’s roads over the last year to 31 March 2016.

TRL working with DfT on road accident programme

08/08/2016

TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) will work with the Department for Transport (DfT) on phase two of its Road Accident In Depth Studies programme (RAIDS).

Bedale bypass opened by Roads Minister

11/08/2016

The new Bedale bypass in Yorkshire has been officially opened by Roads Minister Andrew Jones.

DfT launches £2m technology fund

11/08/2016

A £2 million fund to allow councils to “capitalise on emerging technologies” and deliver better journeys for motorists has been launched.

Shortlist drawn up for Trans-Pennine tunnel options

18/08/2016

The Department for Transport (DfT) has shortlisted five routes for the Trans-Pennine tunnel – a project that it describes as the “most ambitious road scheme undertaken in the UK in more than five decades”.

Plans for RIS 2 gathering pace

18/08/2016

Six strategic studies will inform the development of the government’s second Road Investment Strategy (RIS 2).  

DfT approves M4 smart motorway plans

06/09/2016

The proposed upgrade of the M4 from junctions 3 (Hayes) to 12 (Theale) to a smart motorway has been given development consent by the Department for Transport.

Trial leads to reduction in lorry journeys on UK roads

06/09/2016

A pilot scheme on Britain’s roads has seen a reduction of up to 90,000 lorry journeys, leading to cleaner air and reduced congestion.

Record numbers choose electric vehicles

09/09/2016

New official figures show that a record number of new ultra low emissions vehicles (ULEVs) are on Britain’s roads.

New campaign to improve cyclists’ safety

28/09/2016

Cyclists in London and Manchester are being encouraged to ‘hang back’ from lorries in a safety campaign launched by the Department for Transport (DfT).

Midlands Connect receives £12m funding boost

04/10/2016

The Department for Transport (DfT) has provided Midlands Connect with a further £12 million for its work in developing the transport links needed to power the Midlands Engine.

SIB 2016: Message from the Minister

09/11/2016

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”.   

SIB 2016: HMEP future confirmed

09/11/2016

The future of the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) has been outlined by programme manager Haydn Davies at this year’s Highways SIB (Seeing is Believing) event.

RSTA: Investment in roads needed to cope with increased traffic

15/11/2016

The head of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) says increased traffic on the network demonstrates the need for well maintained roads.

Road users want better information when stuck in roadworks

16/11/2016

A report from transport user watchdog Transport Focus says the highways industry must consider the needs of people in vehicles when carrying out roadworks.

Chancellor to unveil £1.3bn roads improvement package

21/11/2016

Chancellor Philip Hammond will unveil a £1.3 billion package of local road improvements and congestion busting schemes in the Autumn Statement on Wednesday (23 November).

Further details of £1.3bn road investment announced

28/11/2016

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has outlined further details of more than £1.3 billion of road improvements which were announced as part of the Autumn Statement last week.

Reports outline benefit of northern road improvements

30/11/2016

Transport for the North has been working with the Department for Transport on three Strategic Road Studies in the North.

56,000 construction professionals needed by 2020

01/12/2016

More than 50,000 construction professionals, including 15,000 in the roads sector, are needed to deliver key infrastructure projects.  

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.

ORR publishes views on RIS2

15/12/2016

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.  

Major Road Network proposals gaining traction

04/01/2017

The co-authors of the Rees Jeffrey’s Report ‘A Major Road Network for England’ are increasingly optimistic that the study’s proposals will be taken forward.

Modelling shows driverless cars could cut delays

06/01/2017

Driverless cars could significantly reduce delays, according to a new study by the Department for Transport.

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.  

Councils find out their share of £1.2bn local roads funding

13/01/2017

The Department for Transport (DfT) has allocated £1.2 billion of local roads funding to councils across England.

£1.1bn of road improvements set to take place in East of England

16/01/2017

Consultations on £1.1 billion of improvements to some of the East of England’s busiest roads will take place over the next three months.

Funding secured for new M11 junction

17/01/2017

A new £45 million junction on the M11 near Harlow will be jointly funded by the Department for Transport and Essex County Council.

8,000 drivers caught using mobiles in one week

23/01/2017

Almost 8,000 drivers were caught using a mobile phone behind the wheel during a police crackdown in November.  

Highways innovation held back by potholes and headlines, DfT director says

31/05/2018

The director of local transport at the Department for Transport (DfT) has warned that the UK is ‘not very good at systems-wide thinking’, which could hold the highways sector back as it seeks to develop innovation and embrace the connected world.

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£32,473 to £37,670
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Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
£24,657 to £28,221
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London Borough of Bexley
£31,353 to £36,876
We are currently seeking a Flood Risk Management Engineer who will have a lead role with the Flood Risk and Development Team Bexley (City/Town), London (Greater)
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Lincolnshire County Council
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This is a superb opportunity to lead, motivate and inspire our engineering team working on traffic signal improvement projects. Lincolnshire
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