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UK Roads Board to investigate DfT flooding concerns

18/03/2021

The UK Roads Board is carrying out an investigation into flooding and drainage on the network after a Department for Transport official said there were concerns about the level of understanding in this area.

Bellwin activated in storm-hit areas

18/02/2020

Local government secretary Robert Jenrick MP has activated the Bellwin scheme, providing emergency financial assistance for councils affected by Storm Dennis.

Analysis: Draining the danger

20/11/2019

Alys Bishop, deputy chair of the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport’s (ADEPT) Flood and Water Management Group, raises a timely discussion on tackling flooding and drainage.

IHE CEO: Councils must be better prepared

06/12/2016

The chief executive of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) says local authorities are ill prepared when it comes to dealing with crisis situations.

Work to take place to prevent flooding on A590

24/11/2016

Flooding along the A590 at Lindal-in-Furness in Cumbria could be a thing of the past with the carriageway set to be raised and realigned.  

New sensors trialled to monitor flooding

19/10/2016

The engineering company Amey is installing sensors into gullies in a trial in Hampshire aimed at preventing the flooding of roads.

HE to address flooding problems on A590

07/06/2016

Highways England will start work to address problems with flooding along the A590 in Cumbria this weekend.

Winter flooding causes £250m of damage

25/03/2016

Almost £250 million in damage was caused to key infrastructure like roads, bridges, public rights of way, and drainage systems by this winter’s flooding, research carried out by the Local Government Association (LGA) reveals.

Work to repair A591 progressing well

17/02/2016

Construction work to repair the storm-damaged A591 in Cumbria is progressing well with the installation of the first of around 20 steel posts that will be used to help re-build the road.

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).

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.

£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.

Tensar helps to raise flood-hit road

20/01/2015

A road in the Somerset village of Mucheleney has been raised by 1.2 metres to stop it from being flooded.

Roads remain at risk of flooding

19/08/2014

The associate director of UK Flood Defences has warned that more than 16,000 miles of roads could be at risk from flooding.

Flood-hit roads to be fixed in Buckinghamshire

16/06/2014

A programme of works is underway to help treat Buckinghamshire’s flood-hit roads.  

Pothole blitz on Surrey’s roads

14/04/2014

Surrey County Council has launched a major operation to repair damage caused to Surrey’s roads by recent flooding.

£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.

More funding needed to repair flood-damaged roads

05/03/2014

Howard Robinson from the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) wants the government to provide extra funding for road repair and maintenance.

£12.5m cost to fix Surrey’s flood-hit roads

26/02/2014

A £12.5 million repair bill to fix Surrey’s flood-affected roads and bridges is just the tip of the iceberg, according to the county council’s highways chief.

Councils publish roads information via web platform during floods

25/02/2014

Local authorities were able to respond to the flooding crisis by publishing emergency closures and diversions instantly on a national platform for the first time. 

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