highway maintenance

Devon loses - and gains - £10m for roads

01/05/2024

Devon County Council is set to allocate an extra £10m for highway maintenance during the current financial year after a windfall from central government.

All Roads Lead: Episode 5 ALARM Special

05/04/2024

The All Roads Lead podcast speaks to Rick Green of the Asphalt Industry Alliance and Malcolm Simms of the Mineral Products Association about this year's ALARM survey results.

OBR slams Government spending pledges as 'worse than fiction'

01/02/2024

The chair of the fiscal responsibility watchdog has described the Government's spending plans beyond 2025 as 'worse than fiction' - pouring cold water on hopes of a local roads boost.

Sandwell to put HS2 cash straight into roads

15/01/2024

Sandwell Council has welcomed half a million pounds of extra government highways funding and pledged to put the money directly into this year’s budget.

Extra £8.3bn may not be 'truly additional'

08/12/2023

Doubts have arisen over the potential for £8.3bn of redirected HS2 cash to transform local authority road maintenance after the Department for Transport admitted it cannot guarantee that will be ‘truly additional’.

Nine on 'flexible' Barnet highways framework

08/11/2023

Barnet Council has appointed nine contractors to a new four-year highway maintenance framework worth around £75m.

DfT teases more detail on multi-billion roads spending plans

01/11/2023

The £8.3bn of ‘additional’ highway maintenance funding pledged to councils from the curtailment of HS2 will begin during this financial year and be spread over 11 years, while a separate £4.7bn boost for local transport in the North and Midlands will be spread over seven years.

Jam tomorrow? No dates for pothole cash

05/10/2023

The Department for Transport has admitted it does not have a timescale for the billions of pounds for road resurfacing that it announced on the back of the decision to curtail HS2, suggesting that the claim may merely be a pre-announcement of future routine funding.

Council launches seven-method pothole repair trial

27/06/2023

Oxfordshire County Council has used a single stretch of road as a test site to compare seven different methods of repairing minor defects, in what is believed to be the first trial of its kind in the UK.

Essex starts search for the future of highways

20/06/2023

Essex County Council has begun the process of finding a new highways maintenance contractor, including a possible redesign of its highways service.

Windsor open to offers on £140m of work

16/05/2023

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council is advertising a highway services contract divided into four lots and worth a total of nearly £140m.

Milton Keynes seeks bids for £350m highways deal

16/05/2023

Milton Keynes City Council is advertising for a new highway maintenance provider on a contract worth up to £350m over 12 years.

Counties bemoan 'different reality' on roads cash

10/03/2023

A new survey has found that 85% of county councils plan to reduce roads maintenance next year due to rising costs, whilst scrapping or reviewing major highways projects.

Colas wins long-term Cheshire maintenance deal

08/12/2022

Cheshire West and Chester Council has appointed Colas Ltd as its ‘highways delivery partner’, in a deal worth up to £300m over a possible 15 years.

Spencer Group bridges a gap with cantilever walkway on cantilever bridge

26/04/2022

Bridges specialist Spencer Group is to cantilever a temporary walkway off the side of what is itself a historic cantilever bridge while it carries out major deck replacement works.

DfT expects mayors to honour highways allocations

14/04/2022

A senior Department for Transport official has played down the possibility that city regions will divert government cash intended for road repairs to pay for their plans to improve bus services.

DfT announces £30m Live Labs 2

07/04/2022

Ministers have announced a second, UK-wide round of the ADEPT Live Labs programme, with a particular focus on making the construction, maintenance and running of the country's roads more sustainable.

West Sussex boosts highway spending again

24/03/2022

West Sussex County Council has agreed a £32m package of highways and transport spending for the forthcoming financial year, with an extra £21m from the council’s capital budget over the next five years.

LA maintenance funding frozen after cut fears

03/03/2022

The Department for Transport has announced individual allocations for all local highway authorities outside London and the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements – with cash frozen at 2021-2022 levels for the next three years.

Liverpool seeking to change highways scene

08/02/2022

Liverpool City Council is aiming to develop a new operational model for highway maintenance within 18 months as the internal supplier has struggled to meet its needs, its troubleshooter highways boss has told Highways.

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Traffic Management Officer – Technical Specialist x2

£44,428 - £47,240
The City has ambitious plans to deliver an improved sustainable transport infrastructure Bristol
Recruiter: Bristol City Council

Assistant Service Manager

£30,054 - £31,963
We are looking for a highly motivated Assistant Service Manager to join our County Transport team County Transport, Brimington Workshop, Chesterfield
Recruiter: Derbyshire County Council

Principal Engineer - Highways Development Management

£48,378 - £51,571
We are looking for an experienced and talented professional to join West Northampton Council as our Highways Development Principal Engineer. One Angel Square, Northampton
Recruiter: West Northamptonshire Council

Principal Engineer - Highways Development Management

£48,378 - £51,571
You will play a lead role on all major highway development proposals across West Northampton. One Angel Square, Northampton
Recruiter: West Northamptonshire Council

Service Manager - Highways (Asset and Traffic)

£48,474 to £51,515
A vacancy has become available for a Service Manager to join and manage our successful Highways Assets and Traffic team. Torbay, Devon
Recruiter: SWISCo

Head of Highway Operations

Grade 15 £59,559 - £65,327
At Derbyshire, we have been on a journey to transform the way we deliver highway services Derbyshire
Recruiter: Derbyshire County Council

Highway Inspector Manager

£42,403 - £46,464
You will be working closely with the Highway Inspections Operations Manager Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Recruiter: Staffordshire County Council

DSO Compliance Officer (Health and Safety)

Salary From £41,043

Recruiter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Highway Inspector

£31,364 - £35,745
Our Highway Inspection team ensures that we comply with our duty to maintain the highway Staffordshire
Recruiter: Staffordshire County Council

Highway Network Officer WMF1060e

£35,745 - £36,648
Westmorland and Furness Council, Highways and Transport service is looking for an experienced, motivated, and friendly individual. Cumbria
Recruiter: Westmorland and Furness Council

Head of Commissioning Management

Grade 15 £59,559 - £65,327
At Derbyshire, we have been on a journey to transform the way we deliver highway services Derbyshire
Recruiter: Derbyshire County Council

Light Vehicle Mechanic

Grade 8 £27,507 - £29,418 per annum
We are looking for a highly motivated Light Vehicle Mechanic to join our County Transport team Derbyshire
Recruiter: Derbyshire County Council

Traffic Management Officer - WMF1092e

£35,745 - £36,648
This is a role for Traffic Management Officer to be based in the Eden area. Penrith, Cumbria
Recruiter: Westmorland and Furness Council

Traffic Management Technician - WMF1090e

£26,421 - £27,334
This is a role for Traffic Management Technician to be based in the Eden area. Penrith, Cumbria
Recruiter: Westmorland and Furness Council

Multi Skilled Operatrive x4

£22,737.00 - £29,269.00, Career grade 3-6, 37 hours, Permanent
We are seeking enthusiastic and capable colleagues to join our Highway Operations team that forms part of the Highway Network Management. Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Wakefield Council

Supervising Technician

£33,024.00 - £35,745.00, Grade 8, 37 hours, Permanent
The purpose of this role is to support the Workshop Manager you will be required to work closely with other Supervising Technicians. Newton Bar Depot, Central Vehicle Workshops, Newton Bar, Wakefield WF1 2TU
Recruiter: Wakefield Council

Heavy Vehicle/Plant Apprenticeship

Age dependent (Under 18 yrs - £12,347, 18-20 yrs - £16,591, 21+yrs - £22,071)
The programme can start to build your career, or help you to re-train, becoming a valued, recognised and rewarded team member. Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Wakefield Council

Senior Engineer - Highways and Drainage

£40,221 - £44,428 + 12% Attraction + Retention Payment equating to actual pay £45,047 - 49,759
This is an exciting opportunity to join us as a Senior Engineer. Lincolnshire
Recruiter: Lincolnshire County Council

Traffic Management Technician - WMF1090e

Salary £26,421 - £27.334
This is a role for Traffic Management Technician to be based in the Eden area. Penrith, Cumbria
Recruiter: Westmorland and Furness Council

Assistant Arboricultural Consultant

£26100 - £30706 per annum + + 26 Days Leave & Defined Benefit Pension
Assistant Arboricultural ConsultantPermanent, Full TimeUp to £30,706 per annumLocation
Recruiter: Essex County Council

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