Plans progress for A9 safety upgrade


A plan to widen the A9 between Inverness and Aviemore has taken an important step forward, according to the Scottish government.

Driver dies after hitting road sign in Wales


A motorist has died after a car hit a large road sign on the A40 in Pembrokeshire in a four-car crash.

Costain tops league of road builders


Costain has topped the Highways Agency’s controversial road builders’ league table.

CBI wants independence for Highways Agency


The CBI has backed calls for the Highways Agency to become an independent body as it blasted the Government for not having a strategic vision for the UK road network.

Birse wins £13m Welsh road job


Birse Civils has been awarded a £13m design and build road job to improve access to the Wrexham industrial estate in Wales.

Streetworks changes mean thousands of tests


Changes came into force this week which will affect anyone involved in public highway works or streetworks in England.

Local residents to pay for speed limit changes


Residents in Cambridge will get the power to change speed limits near their homes – if they put up cash for the work.

Drivers fined after removing roadworks barriers


Drivers have been fined after breaking through overnight roadworks near Manchester Airport, the Highways Agency has revealed.

Highways Agency confirms start dates for £1.4bn of roads


The Highways Agency has published a construction timetable for the 14 major road schemes worth £1.4bn due to start on site by 2015.

Public opinion of road network reaches record low


The public's satisfaction with the state of our roads and highways has fallen to a record low according to the latest survey released by the Institution of Civil Engineers this week.

New maintenance cost indexes will boost efficiency


A new way of working for the highways maintenance industry has been launched with new indexes to track costs and improve efficiency.

Launch of 2011 Highways Magazine Excellence Awards


The countdown to this year's Highways Magazine Excellence Awards has begun with the first call for entries.

Cash confirmed for £430m street lighting schemes


Government funding of £151m was confirmed this week for Croydon and Lewisham’s street lighting improvement contract which has been won by Skanska/John Laing.

Driver stunned by pothole claim letter


A motorist was left dumbfounded when his £42 claim for pothole damage was met with a 200-page rejection letter from the local highways department.

Philip Hoare takes Atkins' top highways job


Consultant Atkins has had a management reshuffle which will see a new man at the helm of the UK highways business.

Balfour wins West Sussex deal


Balfour Beatty is believed to have won the the 5-year West Sussex highways maintenance framework.

Cost fears over road works permit scheme


Leaders of the National Joint Utilities Group have raised concerns over Government plans to introduce permit schemes to help reduce the disruption caused by road works.

Balfour Beatty wins Sussex maintenance job


West Sussex County Council has selected Balfour Beatty to deliver the £150m maintenance and improvement contract for the County's highways.

Contractors hit back over botched road repair claims


Streetworks contractors have hit back at claims that substandard road repairs cost council taxpayers more than £70m every year.

Road repairs are public's top priority


As the UK approaches the local authority elections next week more than 23 million Britons say they want councils to repair roads as their first priority.

Conway strengthens management team


FM Conway is continuing to strengthen its maintenance and contracting operations with a trio of management changes.

Police anger as speed camera catches 2,200 drivers


A Buckinghamshire police chief has attacked drivers for ignoring a new 30mph limit - as new figures revealed more than 2,200 fines have been issued from a single speed camera since February.

Funding agreed for £73m Scottish road


The Scottish Government has granted provisional approval to North Lanarkshire Council’s use  of Tax Increment Funding to build a vital £73m road link to kick-start regeneration of the Ravenscraig steelwork site.

Safety barrier stops carnage on M11


A lorry hit the central reservation of the M11 causing 100 metres of damage this week.

Highways Agency green light for ramp metering


The Highways Agency has completed work to install traffic lights on three entry slip roads on the A14, to better regulate traffic joining the main carriageway.

Pothole victim urges other cyclists to come forward


A cyclist from West Yorkshire has been awarded more than £2,000 in compensation after he hit a pothole and the impact threw him from his bike.

£384m highways package up for grabs


A massive £384m framework of smaller civil engineering schemes including highways resurfacing, road markings, barrier repairs, street lighting and traffic management is up for grabs across Yorkshire and Humberside.

Research fund to speed-up road works


A £1m research fund has been launched to develop new technology to reduce the disruption caused by road works.

Balfour starts on cost-saving £100m maintenance contract


Balfour Beatty started work this week on a new-style £100m contract to maintain roads across Warwickshire and Coventry.

Birse wins M25 service station road job


The Highways Agency has awarded a £19m contract to Birse to build motorway slip roads to a new service station on the M25.

Experts launch worldwide road safety campaign


The UN Decade of Action for Road Safety was officially launched this week with the backing of more than 100 private sector organisations, including vehicle manufacturers, the insurance industry and road safety professionals.

VolkerHighways wins £40m Hackney maintenance job


VolkerHighways has won the four year Streetscene Contract for the London Borough of Hackney for the second term in a row.

Road repair index will keep costs down


The Road Surface Treatments Association has welcomed the development of a new price indexation system for the highways maintenance industry in its bid to keep costs down.

Variable speed limits improve journeys on M1


Variable speed limits are being introduced on the M1 to maximise benefits of the widened motorway in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Contactless card payments on M6 Toll Road


Drivers using the M6 Toll Road will be able to pay for their journey using their contactless credit and debit cards from as early as February 2012.

Repair blitz sees 6,000 potholes filled in Staffordshire


Staffordshire council is sending its pothole patrols out onto the streets for another month after 6,000 potholes were filled during a ten week blitz on defective roads.

ASI signs £100m Chinese road deal


ASI Solutions has struck a £100m deal with Huali - a wholly owned subsidiary of the China Highway Engineering Consulting Group Company Limited - to provide its specialist road preservative product Rhinophalt for China’s ambitious transport infrastructure plans.

Free training places for highways bosses


Specialist trainers at the National Highways Academy (NHA) are offering 24 highway businesses free strategic management training for owner/directors and senior managers.

Highways departments urged to pool resources


Highways authorities are being encouraged to pool their resources to get better value for money when it comes to maintaining the network.

Surface dressing work starts across Warwickshire


Roads across Warwickshire are being given new surface dressings as Warwickshire County Council commences its annual improvement programme.

Signs, speed limits and road studs save lives


More than 300 people in the UK are alive today or not crippled because just 15 roads have had simple improvements put in place.

May Gurney predicts 10% fall in maintenance cash


May Gurney is factoring in at least a 10% drop in highways maintenance spending this year after posting a record set of results.

Councils change pothole definition


Councils are changing their definition of potholes to cut road maintenance costs.

Costain saves £15m on Welsh road job


Costain has helped to deliver £15million worth of cost savings for a major road project in Port Talbot through managing innovative client specific solutions and value engineering.

M1 closes for speed camera testing


The M1 will be closed during the early hours of three Sundays this month to allow Hertfordshire Police to carry out calibration testing of the speed enforcement cameras on the Controlled Motorway section between junctions 6a and 10.

Street light switch-off to save £700,000


Leicestershire County Council has announced a major roll-out of its scheme to save money through dimming and switching off street lights overnight.

Maintenance worker killed on M25


Carillion Highway Maintenance Limited has been fined £200,000 after a worker was killed during repairs on the M25 motorway.

Norfolk surfacing specialist goes under


Highways contractor West Norfolk Surfacing has gone into administration.

PFI lighting scheme plan for Northamptonshire


Northamptonshire County Council’s cabinet will consider a proposal for a revised PFI scheme which, if given government approval, would see the county’s lighting stock replaced within five years.

Quickest pothole filling councils named


National cyclists' organisation CTC has named Cheshire West and Cheshire Council as Britain's best-performing pothole-filling local authority.

Resurfacing goes wrong in Bracknell


A 20mph speed limit has been imposed on the A322 in Bracknell after problems with resurfacing work.

Doncaster joins Midlands Highway Alliance


Doncaster Council has become the 14th local authority to join the The Midlands Highway Alliance procurement group.

M74 contractors beat budget by £20m


The M74 Completion scheme is on course to come in between £15 million and £20 million under budget.

Minister wants speed limit cut on death road


Road safety minister Mike Penning is leading calls for the speed limit to be reduced on a road in Nottinghamshire where six people died in a crash.

Councils demand £31m in roadwork fines


Councils in England have charged utility companies £31m in fines for over-running of roadworks over the past three years.

Costain wins £150m Welsh road job


Costain has fought off competition from two Spanish consortia to win the £150m contract to build the A465 Heads of the Valleys road in South Wales.

Enterprise wins £45m-a-year Kent maintenance deal


Kent County Council has selected Enterprise to provide £45m-a-year’s worth of highway maintenance services.

MP calls for M56 resurfacing


A Cheshire MP is campaigning to have the M56 resurfaced, in a bid to reduce traffic noise in his constituency.

Safety campaign to cut motorbike carnage


A new THINK! campaign to help cut the number of motorcyclists killed and injured on Britain's roads has been launched by Road Safety Minister Mike Penning.

New Amey director to drive highways work


Amey has appointed James Trotter as Business Development Director of its Local Government division to drive further growth in the highways and infrastructure market.

Safety officers link-up with Highways Magazine


The Highways Safety Officers Group has become the latest trade body to team up with Highways Magazine.

Safety call for better signs and markings


European safety leaders are calling for huge investment in road signs and markings to cut accidents on the road.

Speed camera info to be made public


Full facts about the revenue raised by speed cameras and the number of accidents they prevent must now be published by all local authorities.

Balfour to start on new £11m Cumbria bridge


Balfour Beatty has been given the go-ahead to start work on an £11m replacement bridge over the River Derwent at Workington in Cumbria.

Five make Powys maintenance framework


Five highways specialists have been selected to provide maintenance and construction services to Powys County Council in Wales.

New guide lays down life expectancy for road surfaces


New guidance on the service life for road surface treatments will help highway authorities undertake proper asset management by providing a recognised standard for lifecycle planning and asset valuation.

Capita Symonds extends traffic contract


Capita Symonds’ Innovations team has secured a £668,000 extension to its £7m Highways Agency Traffic Information System (Hatris) contract which will take the project through to the end of March 2012.

Motorist fined after driving at roadworker


A driver in Greater Manchester has been handed a £60 fine and three penalty points after driving towards a roadworker clearing debris on the M66 last month.

North Midland wins £500k bridges


The Highways and Special Projects division of civil engineering and building specialists North Midland Construction has been awarded two contracts worth almost £½ million for Lincolnshire County Council to undertake essential work on two bridges.

New surface and markings stop roundabout accidents


Resurfacing work and improved markings has meant an end to accidents at a busy roundabout in Bolton.

Manhole thieves pose as highway engineers


More than 70 drain covers were stolen across Luton last weekend by thieves posing as highways maintenance engineers.

Two left in race for £1.4bn Hounslow job


Two firms are left in the race for Hounslow Borough Council’s £1.4 billion highways maintenance PFI contract.

Red tape hampers winter maintenance efforts


Red tape seriously hampered the efforts of Lincolnshire council's highways department to deal with the last blast of winter weather, according to a damning report.

Balfour wins £10.3m road improvement


Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering has secured a £10.3m contract from Doncaster Council for the first Phase of the White Rose Way Improvement Scheme.

Contract let for £136m managed motorway


A BAM Nuttall and Morgan Sindall joint venture has been awarded a £136m contract to upgrade the M62 under the Highways Agency’s managed motorways framework.

Tarmac and Walsall in pothole efficiency drive


Tarmac National Contracting and Walsall Council have taken delivery of three new Roadmender vehicles as part of their drive to improve the efficiency of pothole repairs.

Hindhead Tunnel opens next week


The Hindhead Tunnel will open to traffic next Wednesday.

Bath bids for £34.3m transport funding


Bath & North East Somerset Council will make a final bid to the Government for a £34.3m scheme to tackle the city’s traffic problems.

Mobile camera catches 400 speeding drivers


More than 400 speeding violations were recorded in one week, following the introduction of a mobile speed camera in North Yorkshire.

Pothole fillers receive awards from Pendleton


Olympic and World Champion track cyclist, Victoria Pendleton, has personally recognised the UK council doing the best job at repairing potholes.

Amey and Carillion fight to cut £40m from highways job


Amey and CarillionMouchel have put in detailed bids for the Sheffield Highway Maintenance PFI Project outlining how they will save £40m in road repairs.

Call for summer maintenance blitz to prevent potholes


Councils are being urged to use the remainder of the summer as a window of opportunity to carry out necessary road maintenance to prevent another winter of pothole misery.

Gully thieves swipe £275,000 of road grates


The theft of roadside grates in Nottinghamshire has cost £275,000 since the start of 2011, the county council said.

Liverpool to build new salt barn for better gritting


Liverpool City Council is making sure there will be sufficient grit available to see the city through the worst of Winter weather.

Safety markings to improve A15 blackspot


Highways chiefs have agreed to improve safety markings on a notoriously dangerous stretch of Peterborough’s parkway network following a local campaign.

Breakdown experts call for more maintenance


The UK is sitting on a ‘time bomb of tatty tarmacadam’ which will cause chaos if we have another harsh winter.

Merton on hunt for highways contractor


The London Borough of Merton is on the hunt for a contractor to carry out highways construction and repairs.

Northamptonshire gets £132m for street lights


More than £132m of Government funding will be made available to improve street lighting in Northamptonshire

Huge fine after roadworker death


Birse and Serco have been fined a total of £300,000 after a roadworker died from a 12m fall while working over the M5 motorway, near Clevedon.

Tottenham Hale gyratory to be revamped


Transport for London is on the hunt for a contractor to return the Tottenham Hale gyratory road system in North London to two-way traffic.

Highways Agency starts A590 pothole repairs


Overnight work to resurface the carriageway and tackle potholes along five different sections of the A590 in Cumbria will get underway next week.

£75m maintenance job up for grabs


The search has started for contractors to sign up to a highways repair and maintenance framework for nine local authorities.

Civil engineers see signs of upturn


Civil engineering contractors are beginning to see signs of an improvement in orders and workloads after three years of sharp declines.

Maintenance workers pelted with rubbish


Contractors are calling for better protection from angry motorists after road workers reported increasing abuse from drivers who are pelting them with litter.

Chance to visit infrastructure sites


Some of the capital's greatest infrastructure projects will throw open their doors during Open House London on 17 and 18 September.

New motorway pothole regime under fire


Highways Agency plans to introduce new rules that require contractors to carry out emergency repairs only if potholes are more than 4cm deep or 15cm wide have come under fire from the industry.

Lights to be removed from M1


Motorway lighting is to be permanently removed from a section of the M1.

Probe into cost of road materials


The Competition Commission is set to probe the £3.4bn aggregates, cement and ready-mix concrete markets following claims that prices are being kept too high.

VolkerFitzpatrick wins £40m surfacing job


VolkerFitzpatrick has clinched the contract to resurface Gatwick airport’s main runway.

Costain helps council save roads cash


Costain is helping Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council save time and money in the design and construction of the Harbour Way Port Talbot project by utilising Building Information Modelling (BIM) systems and technology.

Progress made on £400m Aberdeen road job


A £400 million Aberdeen road scheme is finally making progress after years of delays.

2000-year-old road unearthed


Archaeolgists have unearthed a suspected Iron Age road in east Anglia which has been preserved in peat for 2,000 years.

Highways alliance adds new members


The Midlands Highway Alliance has received another boost to its membership with the recent addition of Wolverhampton City Council.

Highways Agency removes Polish road signs


Foreign language signs advising migrant workers of a road diversion in Worcestershire have been removed for "health and safety" reasons.

£2,500 bill to dig up roads


Plans to charge utility companies up to £2,500 a day to dig up roads have been launched by the Government.

A-one+ clears-up after M1 crash


Highways Agency contractor A-one+ raced to clear-up and reopen the M1 last week after a lorry shed its load of 25 tonnes of gravel.

Less litter means more maintenance cash


The Highways Agency is urging drivers to stop throwing litter out of their cars to free up more money for road maintenance.

Highways Awards shortlists announced


The judges have decided on the shortlists for the Highways Magazine Excellence Awards 2011.

Highways bright spot for North Midland


Highways maintenance and improvement work was one of the few bright spots for North Midland Construction in a disappointing set of half-year results this week.

Councils to release more speed camera info


Detailed information on specific speed camera sites has been published as part of the Government’s drive to increase transparency.

Hunt starts for HA maintenance frameworks


The Highways Agency will start the search for contractors next month to join two new asset support frameworks being rolled out.

Tarmac wins £8m Surrey resurfacing deal


Tarmac National Contracting has been awarded an £8m highways contract with Surrey County Council to deliver up to 30 maintenance schemes.

Council in volunteer parking warden plan


Volunteer traffic wardens could be recruited to help deal with parking problems in Weston-super-mare.

Speed plea to protect road workers


Drivers are being urged to take extra care at roadworks to prevent deaths and injuries among road workers as winter approaches.

Cumbria to bring maintenance back in-house


Cumbria County Council has confirmed it will bring highways maintenance workers in-house when its contract with Amey expires next March.

Balfour wins £75m motorway widening


The Highways Agency is understood to have picked Balfour Beatty to carry out a key part of the congestion-busting managed motorways programme near Bristol.

£70m Birmingham road and runway race starts


Birmingham City Council is hoping for big savings by bundling a key road diversion contract with the long-awaited city airport runway extension job.

Warning over hard shoulder strength


Infrastructure pressure group Britpave has dismissed hard shoulder running on motorways as "an expensive short cut."

Councillors attack state of local roads


More than three-quarters of councillors quizzed in a road condition survey are unhappy with the state of their local highways network.

Police probe Scottish death road


Scottish police are to carry out an in-depth analysis of an 18-mile stretch of a major road in the Borders after one of its most notorious accident blackspots claimed the life of a motorcyclist this week.

Race starts for £20m resurfacing scheme


A road resurfacing framework worth up to £20 million is up for grabs in Scotland.

Spy plane speeds up M1 improvement work


The Costain Carillion JV working for the Highways Agency on the M1 between Junctions 10 and 13 has trialled the use of pioneering new aerial photographic technology designed to speed-up work.

£9m safety splurge on M62


The Highways Agency is spending more than £9m on safety and other improvements along the M62 around Warrington in Cheshire.

HA major projects boss quits


The boss of major projects at the Highways Agency is to leave the organisation in October.

VMS signs contract up for grabs in Wirral


Wirral Borough Council is looking for a contractor to supply and install Variable Message Signs over the next two years.

Campaign cuts Surrey road deaths


The number of people killed on Surrey’s roads has fallen this year, new figures show.

Pothole hotline proves a success


A hotline for Middlesbrough residents to report potholes has been hailed as a success by the council.

Good practice call for pothole review


In order to deal with potholes, local authorities need to adhere to recognised industry best practice, be open to innovation and specify the best not the cheapest solution.

Race starts for £120m highways contract


Calderdale Borough Council is looking for a highways maintenance specialist to work on a five-year contract in the region worth up to £120m.

M1 bridge will cost £5m to repair after fire


Repairs to the fire damaged M1 Deans Brook Viaduct will cost maintenance consortium Connect Plus £5m.

Signs complaints scupper speed limit reduction


Plans to cut the speed limits on two rural routes on the Scottish borders in a bid to reduce accident rates have been dropped.

Road safety figures revealed


Specialists at Road Safety Analysis have revealed how local road safety performance has differed across the country over the last five years.

Councils save £3.2m in streetlight deals


Councils from across the country have saved £3.2m through the collaborative procurement of street lighting columns and lamps.

Last chance to book Highways awards tables


The last few tables are currently up for grabs at next month's Highways Magazine Excellence Awards.

Major resurfacing for Lego road


A major road that links Windsor and Old Windsor has been scheduled to be resurfaced over the weekend of 7 to 10 October.

Liverpool after £35m maintenance contractor


Liverpool City Council is inviting contractors to bid for highways maintenance and street cleaning work.

Quartet win £55m gantry framework


The Highways Agency has named four specialist firms to supply and erect gantries across the managed motorway network.

Maintenance worker drops streetlight on toddler


A Volker Highways maintenance worker has been fined after a toddler was injured by part of a falling streetlight in Hackney.

Ringway wins £250m Yorkshire deal


North Yorkshire County Council has chosen Ringway Infrastructure Services to carry out highways maintenance  in a deal worth £25m per year.

Consultant Halcrow sold for £124m


American consultant and Olympic Delivery Partner CH2M Hill has bought Halcrow for £124m.

Markings and stud contract on A46


New road marking and stud renewal work will start on the A46 and Junction 1 of the M69 next week.

New website details road crashes


A new website has been launched which allows members of the public to search for and look up details of every road traffic crash reported to police since 2005. 

Council tells drivers to measure potholes


Drivers in Stockport, Greater Manchester, are being told to measure and take photographs of potholes in local roads.

APT Skidata wins Hilton parking job


APT Skidata  has won the contract to provide an integrated parking system at Hilton Worldwide’s new Heathrow Terminal 5 property.

Carillion starts vital A23 road upgrade


Carillion starts upgrade work on Sunday to a vital link between London and Brighton.

Woking A320 collapses trapping car


A part of the A320 near Woking collapsed this week leaving a car submerged in the flooded hole.

M53 viaduct job finishes three months early


Costain has finished strengthening the M53 Bidston Moss Viaduct in the Wirral three months early.

£590m Mersey Gateway wins final go-ahead


Procurement will get underway at the end of this month after the Government cleared final funding for the huge Mersey Gateway river crossing.

Pot hole work boosts growth at May Gurney


Extra funding for pot holes has helped May Gurney deliver strong growth in the first half of the year.

Mouchel boss resigns after accounting error


The chief executive of one of the country's leading highways consultants has resigned.

Race starts for £1.1bn asset support framework


Procurement chiefs at the Highways Agency have started the search for firms to join its next generation of asset support frameworks.

Highways awards winners revealed


The winners of this year's Highways Magazine Excellence awards were revealed in London on Wednesday night.

Winners for £50m street improvement framework


Liverpool housing association the Riverside Group has revealed the winning contractors on its £50m civil engineering and landscaping framework for the next four years.

Councils fight for road cash


A handful of local authorities have increased their road maintenance budgets despite spending cuts.

Firms wanted for £1.8bn London road repairs


Transport for London has started the hunt for firms to handle highways maintenance across the capital.

Three die in lamp post crash


Three people have died after a car hit a lamp-post in Lancashire.

Croydon win for EnterpriseMouchel


EnterpriseMouchel has won a highways maintenance contract with Croydon Council to transform the region's roads over the next four years.

Metal thieves swipe £90,000 of drain covers


Warwickshire County Council has warned the public to be vigilant following a recent increase of thefts of road

Work starts on £150m managed motorway


BAM Nuttall and Morgan Sindall have just started construction work on a £150m managed motorway scheme on the M62 through Morley.

Arup and Scott Wilson win traffic management deal


Arup, in partnership with URS Scott Wilson, has been appointed to a new national Government Procurement Service framework for Traffic Management Technology research and consultancy services.

Gritter drivers attacked in Scotland


One of Scotland's largest councils has warned it could stop gritting some roads because of attacks on gritting lorries and their drivers.

Shared space guidance launched


New guidance to help local authorities design shared space schemes has been published by the Government.

Cumbria stocks up with 20,000 tonnes of salt


Cumbria County Council has shipped in an extra 20,000 tonnes of salt to deal with what is expected to be a third successive severe winter.

Go-ahead for new motorway signs


New motorway service area signs have been given the go-ahead which will enable motorists to make more informed choices about where to take their breaks.

£52m Enfield deal for EnterpriseMouchel


The London Borough of Enfield has awarded EnterpriseMouchel a contract to deliver all permanent and temporary highways works.

Ninety drivers a day speeding on M1 roadworks


More than £800,000 worth of fines have been handed out to motorists speeding through roadworks on the M1.

Sign maker hit with safety fine


A South Tyneside highways sign specialist has been prosecuted for putting workers’ health at risk by exposing them to known hazardous fumes.

Balfour to start on M4/M5 contract


Balfour Beatty has been confirmed as the winner of a £88.6m contract to transform the M4 and M5 near Bristol to a managed motorway.

Call grows to dual A465 in Wales


Ministers hope a plan to turn the Heads of the Valleys Road in south Wales into dual carriageway will improve safety and cut travel times.

"Talking" cars to cut down congestion


A major transport project is investigating introducing wireless networking to vehicles as a way of drastically reducing congestion and the environmental impact of traffic.

Agency under fire over road sign costs


A Cambridgeshire politician has called for a spending review after the Highways Agency told him it would cost £30,000 to put up two small safety signs on a rural road.

New London maintenance framework soars in value


Keen interest in London's proposed new highways maintenance regime has prompted Transport for London to raise the expected work value to £2.6bn over eight years.

£27m Luton road upgrade funding approved


Luton Borough Council has secured funding to go ahead with a £27m scheme to improve a heavily congested junction off the M1.

Up to 75 firms needed for highways work


Lincolnshire Councty Council is searching for civil engineering contractors to join a framework covering highways resurfacing, new roads and waterways works.

CBI urges Osborne to restart road building


Britain’s bosses are urging George Osborne to restart a major road building programme to help construction kick-start economic growth.

Birse wins £10.5m of work from Highways Agency


Birse Civils has won £10.5m worth of new work from the Highways Agency.

Driver fined for breaking HA road block


A driver from West Yorkshire has been fined £150 and handed a three point driving licence penalty after driving through a Highways Agency rolling road block on the M62 in Greater Manchester.

Engineers fear over road safety targets


The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is warning that the removal of road safety targets could lead to more road traffic accidents.

Council looks to borrow £14m pothole cash


Cardiff Council is considering plans to borrow up to £14m to fix potholes in the city.

Hopes grow for road investment


The Government is believed to be preparing plans for a £50bn infrastructure investment programme to be unveiled alongside the Autumn Statement on November 29.

Highways tax gap tops £20bn


The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has called upon the government to close the gap between excessive motoring taxation and the lack of real investment on road maintenance.

Barriers boost for M5 and M6


The Highways Agency has started work to replace the central reserve barrier on the M5 between junction 3 and 4a.

Web makes it easier to report potholes


Stockport Council revamped its highways website to make it easier for residents to report potholes and broken streeetlights.

Local anger at Nottingham street light switch off


Five hundred people have signed a petition calling for the end to the switching off of street lights in a Nottinghamshire town.

Welsh council warning over crumbling roads


A total of £11m is needed to repair Conwy county's roads - but the council said they are deteriorating faster than they can be fixed.

Highway Agency wants bidders for £560m traffic job


The Highways Agency is searching for firms to handle temporary traffic management on Britain’s highways.

Council bids to take on HA roads


Cornwall councillors are considering plans to take control of the A30 and A38 from the Highways Agency following fears no improvement work will be carried out until 2020.

New dates and sponsor for Seeing is Believing


Seeing is Believing 2012 has confirmed new dates next year at the new venue of Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground in Leicestershire

Road marking mix-up means fines reimbursed


A council is facing a bill for hundreds of thousands of pounds after drivers caught by a traffic camera in Hertfordshire had their fines lifted.

Four million more on roads within 25 years


There will be at least four million more cars on the UK’s roads in the next twenty-five years as the population grows by more than ten million.

£170m boost for Welsh highways


The Welsh finance minister has announced plans to help councils borrow up to £170m to fund road improvements.

Speed sign painted on side of house


A man has painted a 30mph sign the height of a double decker bus on the side of his house in a Devon village.

Improvement work to start on A5


Resurfacing, footway reconstruction, road markings and studs renewal work on the A5, between the A43 Island and Astcote Junction, Towcester will get underway next month.

Highways industry reaction to Autumn Statement


Highways experts were left disappointed after Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn statement focused on new infrastructure with little mention of maintenance.

Agency seeks bidders for £200m Area 6


The Highways Agency has opened tendering for highways and motorway maintenance work in East Anglia worth up to £200m.

Mouchel wins managed motorways


Mouchel has won a commission to support the Highways Agency in the delivery of the next tranche of managed motorway schemes.

Start for £6.3m motorway lighting job


A £6.3m Highways Agency project to renew motorway lighting along the M62 trans-Pennine route in West Yorkshire got  underway this week.

Junction work gets go-ahead on A1


A vital scheme to improve two junctions on the A1 at Elkesley, Nottinghamshire, has been given the go-ahead by Roads Minister Mike Penning following a public inquiry.

Road repair spending boosts May Gurney


Higher than expected spending on highways maintenance helped May Gurney boost turnover and profits during the six months to September 30.

Cable thieves turn to highways


Scrap metal thieves are putting drivers at risk with the theft of road signs and street lighting cables plunging highways into darkness.

Four in hunt for £175m Scottish highways deal


Amey, BEAR Scotland, a joint venture between Graham and WSP and the Transerve consortium including Balfour Beatty and Mouchel are chasing a £175m contract to maintain 1,300-km of roads in north west Scotland.

Galliford Try wins £13m roads revamp


Reading Borough Council has appointed Galliford Try to deliver a £13m package of road and public realm improvements around the station.

Hunt starts for £55m bypass builder


The Welsh Government has started the search for a contractor to build the A483-A489 Newtown Bypass.

RAC patrols lead call for more maintenance cash


RAC patrolmen are unhappy about the state of the country's roads.

FM Conway asphalt plant is busiest in country


FM Conway has officially opened its Asphalt Plant in Erith supplying surfacing materials across the country.

New concrete barriers for M5


Works to install a new concrete barrier between junctions 24 and 25 of the M5 will start next week.

Council slashes pothole repair time


Council chiefs in Cumbria claim they have slashed the time it takes to fix potholes.

£150m funding for junction improvement


A scheme to improve a motorway junction on the Warwickshire/Leicestershire border to reduce delays and accidents is to receive £150m of government funding.

Pothole repair study launched


University researchers in Nottingham have been awarded funds by the Institution of Civil Engineers to study the performance of pothole repair work.

Highways boost from £854m transport fund


Transport Secretary Justine Greening has unveiled a host of road schemes among £854m worth of investment in 21 major local transport projects.

Street lights wrecked by metal thieves


Metal thieves have stripped copper cabling from street lights in County Durham plunging drivers into darkness.

Toll plan for A14 improvements


The Government has officially  launched a consultation exercise on plans to charge drivers to use an improved  A14 in Cambridgeshire.

Repair work starts on M4 elevated section


Maintenance work started this week on the M4 elevated section in west London following problems with the bridge piers.

Watchdog warns over maintenance cuts


The National Audit Office has warned that road maintenance budget cuts will cost the country more than they save.

Ringway bags £240m Shropshire contract


Shropshire Council has selected Ringway Infrastructure Services to replace Enterprise as its new partner to maintain the roads and deliver street services across the county.

Rochdale takes highways work back in-house


Rochdale council is ripping-up its 15-year outsourcing deal with Mouchel after only five years.

Ayrshire traffic signs job up for grabs


East Ayrshire council is looking for a partner to supply, maintain and repair traffic signs across the region.

Happy Christmas from Highways on Fridays


This will be the last edition for 2011 of Highways on Fridays - we will be back again on January 6 next year.

Salt thefts hit Somerset


Theft of rock salt in Somerset is putting lives at risk and robbing rural areas of a vital winter service.

£2.4m M1 barrier job starts in New Year


A £2.4m Highways Agency project to install a concrete safety barrier along the M1 near Rotherham will get underway next month.

Prismo makes safety a priority


Traffic products and safety specialist Ennis Prismo has achieved 500 days free from any reportable accident or injury at its main manufacturing plant in Chorley, Lancashire.

Race for Swansea highways maintenance deal


Swansea City and Country Council has started the hunt for a partner to handle highways maintenance over the next four years.

Civil servants warning over maintenance standards


Department for Transport civil servants warned MPs this week that standards would be affected by road maintenance spending cuts.

Swansea needs maintenance contractor


Swansea City and County Council has started the hunt for a partner to handle highways maintenance over the next four years.

Agency launches sustainability plan


The Highways Agency has put sustainability at the heart of its operation with the launch of its Sustainable Development Plan.

Brighter traffic lights in Cumbria


A £90,000 Highways Agency project to upgrade traffic lights at eight locations along the A595 in Cumbria is currently underway.

Specialist salt could save thousands


A new grit which continues to tackle ice and snow even when temperatures plummet as low as -10 degrees is set to be trialled in Staffordshire.

£11m viaduct repair job up for grabs


The Highways Agency has gone out to tender for an £11m project to strengthen the A14 Huntingdon viaduct in Cambridgeshire.

Road marking firm bounces back after arson attack


Highways specialist Wilson & Scott is offering a £10,000 reward to catch arsonists who struck at the firm’s main depot in Slough.

Council boosts highways maintenance cash by £20m


Staffordshire council is pumping an extra £20m into highways maintenance.

Digger horror on M1 widening job


A worker suffered severe injuries when his excavator struck a bridge on the M1 motorway in the East Midlands.

Councils to charge for road works


New powers to help councils cut the disruption caused by road works have been announced by Transport Minister Norman Baker.

Speed camera stats now online


The number of motorists caught by every speed camera in Kent can now be checked after figures were published online.

Traffic calming at killer junction


Councils are cutting speed limits and introducing more traffic calming measures at Leadburn junction in Scotland where a number of drivers have lost their lives.

Main construction starts on managed motorway


Major construction work on the £88.6m managed motorway scheme on the M4 and M5 near Bristol is now underway.

Suffolk bundles £500m contract


Suffolk County Council has decided to lump all of its highways maintenance and assessment work into one single contract.

Milton Keynes to outsource highways


Officials in Milton Keynes are considering plans to outsource the council’s £30m annual highways contract.

Hunt starts for Welsh maintenance firms


Cyngor Gwynedd Council has started the search for highways maintenance contractors to cover Mid and North Wales.

Solar road studs for M42


Overnight work to improve safety for drivers on the M42 between junctions 1 and 3a is due to start next week.

End to local paper ads for traffic changes


Changes are being proposed to streamline the process local councils and the Highways Agency must go through when introducing new traffic restrictions.

20mph limit plan for Manchester


A speed limit of 20mph is set to be introduced in all non-major residential roads in Manchester.

£100m Midlands maintenance deal up for grabs


Midlands transport authority Centro is inviting firms to bid for minor highways and bridge work four-year term contracts.

Accidents rise after speed cameras scrapped


Road accidents involving injuries rose by almost a quarter in Wiltshire after speed cameras were taken out of action.

Yorkshire facing £700m road repair bill


Councils across Yorkshire are facing a £700m bill to repair the crumbling road network.

Ten in frame for £1.8bn London maintenance deal


Transport for London has shortlisted 10 contractors for a £1.8bn package of road maintenance work over the next eight years.

Firm wanted for £165m Notts repairs


Nottinghamshire County Council is looking for a highways maintenance contractor to carry-out £165m worth of repair work across the region.

Councils bid for funds to repair drought-hit roads


Five neighbouring councils have submitted a joint bid to the Department for Transport for extra cash to repair drought-damaged roads.

Skanka and Atkins win new look HA contract


A Skanska-Atkins joint venture has scooped the first of the new generation of cost-cutting highways asset support contracts.

White lines barely visible on half UK roads


Road markings across the UK are vanishing at an alarming rate.

Studs and marking work on A64


Two Highways Agency maintenance projects renewing studs and white lining along the A64 in North Yorkshire will get underway next week.

Legal challenge to £400m bypass lost


Campaigners trying to prevent the construction of the Aberdeen bypass have lost their legal challenge.

Yotta wins Highways Agency survey contract


Highway surveying company Yotta DCL has signed a four-year contract worth £2.27m with the Highways Agency to survey and monitor approximately 140,000km of motorway and other major roads across England.

Major surfacing conference in Istanbul


Preparations for the fifth Eurasphalt & Eurobitume Congress (E&E 2012) are well under way with the programme being fine tuned to meet expectations of the 800 plus delegates expected to attend.

Vinci Ringway wins £800m Hounslow deal


A Vinci/Ringway joint venture has beaten rival Balfour Beatty to be named as preferred bidder by the London Borough of Hounslow for its £800m PFI highways maintenance contract.

Contractor wanted for £25m road upgrade


The search has started to find a contractor to deliver a series of road improvements bundled up into the Western Gateway Infrastructure Scheme.

North East councils pool resurfacing work


A group of five north east councils have come together to combine highways planning and resurfacing work into one contract.

Bitumen price rises causing chaos


The rising price of bitumen is putting highways specialists out of business.

Safety upgrade to M6 studs and markings


Road users will benefit from safer driving conditions as a result of forthcoming road marking and stud renewal works on the north and southbound carriageways of the M6 from junction 1 to Catthorpe junction at Junction 19 of the M1.

Enter 2012 Highways Magazine Excellence Awards now


Firms can now enter the Highways Magazine Excellence Awards 2012.

Fast-track planning for Costain M6 job


Lancashire’s proposed £123m Heysham to M6 link road project will be the first highway to go before the Government’s fast-track planning body.

Maintenance backlog hits £10bn


Nearly £10bn needs to be spent to get the country’s roads back into decent condition as 1.7m potholes were filled across the UK last year.

MPs attack highways maintenance cuts


Spending watchdogs on the Public Accounts Committee have attacked highways maintenance budget cuts as “counter-productive.”

Road works fines to quadruple


Utility companies are facing higher charges of up to £10,000 a day for road works which take too long to complete.

M62 closures to install new gantries and signs


A series of weekend overnight closures on the M62 starts on Saturday to install overhead gantries as part of the £150m managed motorway scheme.

Trio win £15m Dudley surfacing package


Dudley Metropolitan Council has signed up three highways surfacing contractors for improvement programmes this year.

Budget green light for new £56m road


Chancellor George Osborne confirmed the provision of £56m in his Budget to support construction of the Bexhill to Hastings link road.

Huge fine after M25 surveyor death


Costain has been fined £250,000 for safety failings after a surveyor was killed by a reversing lorry during work to widen the M25 near Dartford.

Volker and Colas win £65m Birmingham job


VolkerFitzpatrick and Colas are preferred joint venture contractors for two major Midlands construction projects worth £65m.

Network privatisation on the cards


David Cameron is considering plans to privatise parts of the road network.

Southwark runs parallel maintenance bids


London’s Southwark Council has decided to run two bid competitions in parallel for its £90m highways maintenance work.

FM Conway wins £6.5m quartet


FM Conway has made a strong start to 2012 by winning four new civil engineering contracts worth £6.5m, on behalf of Transport for London, Kent County Council, the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and Land Securities.

Motorway lights switch-off gathers pace


Motorway lighting will be permanently switched off at two sites in the South West of England to reduce carbon emissions and light pollution.

Major markings contract for Riggotts


Riggotts has beaten 27 competitors to land a major surface markings contract with the UK’s biggest independent healthcare employer.

Road surface technology diploma launched


The University of Derby with the support of the Road Surface Treatments Association is launching a new three-year Diploma in Road Surface Technology.

Council highways chief suspended


The director of highways and technical services at Wirral Council has been suspended over concerns raised about the handling of a road maintenance contract.

Ringway lands £420m Herts highways deal


Ringway is replacing an Amey Lafarge joint venture and Mouchel as highways contractor for Hertfordshire County Council.

Design talks start on £600m Mersey bridge


The three consortia in the hunt for the £600m Mersey Gateway project have started the year-long competitive dialogue phase of the bidding process.

Highways Agency picks £500m materials suppliers


The Highways Agency has named its preferred suppliers for aggregates, concrete and blacktop over the next four years.

Bidders wanted for £415m motorway job


Transport Scotland has highlighted £415m of motorway improvement work opportunities for contractors at a construction industry day.

Amey signs £35m Hampshire maintenance extension


Amey has signed a one-year contract extension with Hampshire County Council to carry out its highways maintenance.

Councils save £1m bundling repairs


Three neighbouring councils have joined together to sign a highways contract that it is hoped will bring joint savings of £1 million a year.

Suppliers sign-up for £600m Mersey bridge


More than 200 trade contractors and suppliers have already received briefings on potential work opportunities on the £600m Mersey Gateway Project.

Carillion to start M6 job in June


Carillion has got a definite start date for its £105m managed motorway contract on the M6 in Birmingham.

Signs mix-up sparks fines refund for drivers


Thousands of drivers prosecuted for using a bus lane in Hertfordshire could have their fines refunded because of the placement of signs.

Council to grade pothole risk


Pothole repairs in the West Midlands could take a lot longer under new highway maintenance plans in Walsall.

M62 shut as late winter bites


Part of the M62 was closed in Greater Manchester yesterday after snow and sleet caused disruption for drivers.

Amey wins £2bn Sheffield highways deal


Sheffield City Council has confirmed Amey as preferred bidder for its £2 billion highways maintenance contract.

Pothole review preaches prevention


Pothole prevention is now officially better than reactive maintenance according to a government review.

£1m for streetlights in York


City of York Council and Amey are spending £1m on overhauling streetlights.

Bids invited for A75 and A77


Two major roads projects in the south of Scotland are coming out for bid with plans to start construction next year.

Notts opens £8.6m highways depot


A new Nottinghamshire highways depot which cost £8.6m to build has opened.

M1 resurfacing starts this month


A £214,000 Highways Agency resurfacing project along the southbound M1 around Sheffield in South Yorkshire will get underway at the end of the month.

Contractors warned over sign colours


Highways contractors are being warned they could be breaking traffic regulations with their use of colour portable Variable Message Signs.

£3.8m of surface dressing starts in Worcestershire


Worcestershire County Council starts a £3.8m programme of road surface dressing this week.

Clearview renews A1 traffic monitoring deal


Clearview Traffic Group subsidiary Golden River Traffic has successfully renewed a long-term contract to maintain the road traffic monitoring system on the A1 Darrington to Dishforth DBFO project with Road Management Services Ltd.

Telford to spend £18m on road repairs


Telford & Wrekin Council is to invest at least £18m over the next three years to improve its existing road infrastructure.

Traffic light row in Portsmouth


The leader of Portsmouth City Council has hit-out over delays in getting new traffic lights up and running.

Council hunts for composite road gully supplier


Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council is advertising a £239,000 contract to supply composite road gully gratings.

Pothole specialist Velocity gets new owner


Pothole repair specialist Velocity has been taken over by Pearson Engineering.

Roads redone after sub-standard materials used


Road surfacing work across Lincoln has been redone after council contractors used sub-standard materials.

EnterpriseMouchel hits safety milestone


EnterpriseMouchel has achieved three million worked hours without a reportable injury in its role as the Managing Agent Contractor for the Highways Agency in Central Southern England.

Government claims £600m motorway savings


The Government is claiming £1.5bn in savings following its revamp of procurement for major infrastructure projects.

Staffordshire in major street lighting revamp


Highways chiefs in Staffordshire have pledged not to introduce a blanket night time switch off of street lighting following a consultation with residents.

Road safety bodies join forces


The Transport Research Laboratory and Road Safety Analysis are joining forces to support road safety delivery in the UK.

Extra £2m for Yorkshire road repairs


North Yorkshire County Council is boosting road maintenance spending by £2m to help local highways specialists.

Experts discuss managing road network


A major summit on ‘intelligent mobility’ looked at how to manage the increasingly congested road network this week.

Agency looks for Area 8 contractor


The Highways Agency has started tendering its area 8 assets support contract.

£12m road scheme launched in Scotland


Transport for Scotland has started the search for a contractor to deliver its A82 Pulpit Rock Improvement.

Daily news now on Highways site


The very latest industry news is now available with daily updates at www.highwaysmagazine.co.uk

500 highways contracts up for grabs


The Government has published 500 highways jobs up for grabs from local authorities in an updated pipeline of planned public work for the next four years.

£2m highways job starts next month


A £2 million highways project that will support the regeneration of a derelict site in Stafford is due to start next month.

FM Conway wins Merton highways extension


FM Conway has secured a five-year extension to its long-term highways partnership with Merton Council.

Plant thieves raid highways site


Thieves have stolen more than £20,000 of plant from a road improvement job in Tewkesbury.

Balfour lands major roads contracts


Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering has picked-up a pair of major highways improvement jobs as part of a £143m haul of new business during the first quarter of 2012.

More competition in asphalt and aggies market


The Competition Commission has ruled that Tarmac owner Anglo American and Lafarge must sell a large chunk of their operations before a proposed joint venture in the UK can go ahead.

IHE on the hunt for new chief exec


The Institute of Highway Engineers is looking to recruit a new Chief Executive to head the professional body for practitioners in highway and traffic engineering.

Council road safety budgets cut by 15%


Local councils in England slashed their road safety budgets by 15%  last year compared to average spending cuts of just 6% for other council services.

Bridge job delayed over budget fears


Construction on a contract won by Osborne to build a £5.8m footbridge in West Sussex has been delayed as the council tries to cut costs on the project.

Tunnel repair contract up for grabs


Leeds City Council is looking for a contractor to carry out strengthening and repairs to the A58 Woodhouse Tunnel.

Calls grow for more road cash


Calls by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) for the UK government to consider borrowing more to pay for vital infrastructure projects in order to stimulate economic growth have been welcomed by concrete group Britpave.

£70m maintenance deal needs contractor


Halton and Warrington borough councils are teaming-up in a joint procurement race for a £70m highways maintenance contract.

£2.74m barrier job starts on M6


Preparatory work to install a new section of concrete safety barrier around Junction 27 of the M6 at Standish will start next week alongside resurfacing and drainage improvements on the hard shoulder.

Six major road schemes added to work pipeline


Development work will start on six major Highways Agency road improvement schemes across the country.

20mph limit scheme to cost £500k in Somerset


A 20mph speed limit is to be introduced across all residential areas in part of Somerset.

Galliford Try wins £109m bypass


Galliford Try has won the contract to build the £109m Kingskerswell Bypass in south Devon, given final approval by the Department for Transport this week.

Extra £500k for maintenance in Norfolk


Norfolk County Council is set to approve an extra £500,000 for highways maintenance this year following costs cuts in other departments at the authority.

Council starts £1.5m winter maintenance bid race


Kirklees Borough Council is looking for a winter maintenance specialist to deliver snow-clearing services worth £1.5m over the next two years.

£60m boost for maintenance in Wales


Welsh Councils will be allowed to borrow £60m to fund road repairs this year.

Blaze hits highways safety factory


Eighty firefighters were needed to tackle a blaze last weekend at a factory which makes safety products for the highways industry.

Dumper truck runs over road worker's foot


A Northamptonshire contractor has been fined after a six-tonne dumper truck ran over a worker’s foot.

1,800 new road signs for Olympic cycle race


Road sign manufacturer Nordis Signs has begun the installation of almost two thousand temporary road signs to direct cyclists competing in Olympic road-race events around the 250km course and divert other road-users onto alternative routes.

Motorways unfit for 80mph limit


England's motorway network is not safe enough to have the speed limit raised to 80mph, according to a new report from the Road Safety Foundation.

New regional director for Ringway


Nick Goddard has joined Ringway as a Regional Director in the companies term services business responsible for highways work in the South of England.

£40m winter maintenance deal at Heathrow


Heathrow Airport bosses are looking for winter maintenance specialists to keep the runways open in a deal worth up to £40m.

North Midland wins £5m of highways work


The Highways and Special Projects division of North Midland Construction has wone of £5m of new contracts which will start within the next few weeks.

Balfour wins £5m road signs and data deal


Balfour Beatty has won the Highways Agency’s first Regional Technology Maintenance Contract (RTMC).

Council saves £2m in lights switch-off


The highways department at Northamptonshire Council Council saved nearly £2m last year by switching off half of the street lights across the county.

A20 resurfacing starts this week


Work starts this week to improve the road surface of the A20 near Dover in Kent.

Amey highways deal to save Windsor £200k


New highways contracts awarded by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to Amey should save the authority more than £200,000 over the next two years.

Welsh traffic signal deal up for grabs


Swansea City Council is looking for a contractor to maintain its traffic signals for the next three years.

Book now for IHE annual conference next month


The Institute of Highway Engineers is holding its Presidential Conference and Annual General Meeting in Durham next month.

Highways hero stops runaway car


A highways worker prevented disaster when he stopped a runaway car in a busy town centre street.

Spaghetti Junction is 40 years old


Spaghetti Junction in Birmingham celebrates its 40th birthday this week.

Sweeping reforms for national road network


Transport Secretary Justine Greening has launched plans for a sweeping reforming of the strategic road network including plans to attract more private finance for motorway and major A road improvements.

Luton looks for £24m ring road builder


Luton Borough Council has started the hunt for a contractor to deliver a £24m road improvement project in the town.

All change for Welsh road consultants


Atkins is the only consultant to retain its place on the South Wales Trunk Road Agency framework for another four years.

Interserve to start on £34m Corby link road


Interserve has won a bidding race against several Irish contractors to win the A43 Corby link road contract.

Probe into road surface after fatal crash


Police and the local highways department are investigating the state of the road surface where a car crashed into a petrol station killing the driver.

Vinci and Ringway win £1.2bn highways mega-deal


Isle of Wight council has chosen Vinci Concessions and Ringway as its highways PFI preferred partner.

£300m flyover repair deals up for grabs


Transport for London has started the hunt for framework contractors for a deal worth up to the £300m to strengthen bridges and flyovers across the capital.

More than 120 signs to be upgraded on A2


More than 120 signs and posts will be repaired or replaced  along the A2 between Brenley Corner and Dover in Kent.

Breedon in rubber road trial success


The first major UK trial of a new asphalt made partly from recycled waste tyres has been successfully completed on behalf of Transport Scotland by Breedon Aggregates.

£14m boost for Croydon road repairs


Roads across Croydon are in for a £14m facelift between 2013 and 2015 as part of the council's five-year programme to transform highways maintenance.

Surface dressing programme trebled in Nottinghamshire


Nottinghamshire County Council is restoring more than 50 miles of road surfaces across the county using surface dressing.

Four win place on £75m maintenance deal


A quartet of contractors have won places on the four-year Eastern Highways Alliance framework worth up to £75m.

Kent wants firms for £18m surfacing contract


Kent County Council is looking for contractors for an £18m highways resurfacing job.

APT wins Brighton car park contracts


APT Skidata has been awarded a contract to upgrade the parking systems at two public car parks owned by Brighton & Hove City Council.

Tarmac alternative is made from plant seeds


A new surfacing alternative to tarmac has been launched made with plant seeds used to treat constipation.

Street lights revamp in Somerset


Hundreds of street lights are being replaced in and around Weston-super-Mare and Worle over the next few months.

Driver dies after hitting road sign


A van driver has died after colliding with a road sign in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

Ten take places on £50m highways deal


Ten firms have won places on the South East 7 highways framework for the next four years.

Work to start on £9.8m bridge


Osborne is set to start construction in August on a new footbridge in West Sussex.

Balfour starts £2.5m surface dressing scheme


Balfour Beatty highways teams have started a £2.5m surface dressing programme across Warwickshire this week.

New gantries for M62 managed motorway


A new phase of construction to turn the M62 in West Yorkshire into the region’s first managed motorway starts this weekend when gantry installation work moves to Junctions 26 and 27.

Barrier contract up for grabs in Sunderland


Sunderland City Council is looking for a supplier to install and maintain crash barriers across its road network.

July start for £77m A23 widening job


Carillion will start work next month on widening a stretch of the A23 in Sussex to three lanes in each direction.

Lack of cash sparks road closure fears in Hull


A huge maintenance backlog means roads in Hull could eventually be closed because there is not enough money to repair them.

Deadline looming for Highways award entries


Time is running out to submit your entries for this year's Highways Magazine Excellence Awards.

Welsh road repair winners unveiled


The Welsh Government has selected its four favoured contractors to carry out major highways repair in the newly formed Mid and North Wales region.

Major variable message signs deal for Olympic roads


Colour Mobile VMS and P&D Specialist Services have joined forces to win a Transport for London contract to supply variable message signage for the city’s Olympic Route Network for The London 2012 Games.

Four to bid for £415m Scottish motorway work


A shortlist of four consortia has been invited to bid for motorway improvement work worth £415m in Scotland.

Road accidents cut by 30% after outsourcing to Amey


Central Bedfordshire Council has seen a 30% fall in people killed or seriously injured in accidents, since outsourcing its road safety education, training and publicity to Amey at the end of 2010.

Interserve returns to new road building market


Interserve has confirmed it has won a £24m contract with Northamptonshire County Council to build the new A43 Corby Link Road.

Home counties attack road works disruption


Transport Minister Norman Baker approved the country's latest permit scheme today covering parts of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.

Early start for £3bn Scottish dualling contract


Part of the £3bn programme to dual the A9 in Scotland has been bought forward two years and will start on site in 2015.

CBI in call for more maintenance investment


Business leaders at the CBI are calling on the Government to bring forward spending plans to stimulate construction in a bid to create up to 215,000 new jobs.

Brighton considers 20mph limit


Brighton & Hove City Council is considering plans to introduce a 20mph speed limit in most residential and shopping areas.

Major maintenance starts on A627


A £326,000 maintenance programme along the A627(M) between Rochdale and Oldham in Greater Manchester will get underway next week.

Traffic officer struck by van at roadworks


Police are appealing for witnesses after a Highways Agency traffic officer was struck by a van which failed to stop at roadworks in Lancashire.

Ringway to start £14m A57 upgrade


Local Transport Minister Norman Baker given the green light to the £14m dual carriageway improvement on the A57 in Rotherham.

Road repair tax cheats jailed


The bosses of a road resurfacing company who cheated the tax man out of £500,000 have been put behind bars.

Welsh trunk road deal awarded


Parsons Brinckerhoff has won a Consultancy Services Framework contract for the South Wales Trunk Road Agency (SWTRA) to provide a range of specialist highway services across the heavily trafficked eastern region.

Work to start on £18m congestion busting schemes


The Highways Agency is starting work on eight road schemes as the first stage of a £217m programme of improvements to England’s motorways and major A roads.

College offers distance learning highways courses


City of Bath College offers a range of Highways Open Tech courses which use the ‘distance learning’ method to provide qualifications in many highways-related areas.

Council parking department loses thousands


The parking enforcement division in Mid Devon lost more than £46,000 last year, according to figures from the local council.

Resurfacing starts on A1(M) junctions


Resurfacing and lining works will start on the hard shoulder of the northbound A1(M) between Junction 59 (Coatham Mundeville Interchange) and Junction 60 (Bradbury) next week.

New chairman for HTMA


Phil Hoare is handing over the leadership of the Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA) after two years as chairman.

Launch of UK's largest white lines survey


The Road Safety Markings Association is set to carry out the UK’s biggest survey of the state of white lines.

Seven win £45m north-east highways work


A group of five north east councils have selected the contractors they will use to carry out highways planing and resurfacing work.

Traffic officers rescue disabled driver


Highways Agency Traffic Officers in Lancashire came to the rescue of a disabled driver after his car broke down in the live lane of a busy slip road along the M55 near Preston.

Highways Agency in race to reopen M4


Part of the M4 motorway from London to Heathrow has been closed to all traffic after cracks were found in a viaduct.

Council to spend savings on maintenance


East Riding Council is planning to spend an extra £3.3m on highways maintenance following a cost-cutting drive.

Public demand more money for road repairs


Fixing potholes and improving local roads should be the top priority of local authorities.

Call to cut speed limit on rural roads


The Campaign to Protect Rural England is calling for cuts to rural road speed limits.     

Highways Agency working round the clock to reopen M4


Repair work to the Boston Manor Viaduct on the M4 will take longer than expected meaning the motorway will remain closed despite hopes it would re-open on Thursday.

Rain threat to surface dressing work


Surface dressing work on some of Norfolk’s roads could have to be put on hold until next year unless the rainy weather stops soon.

Touch payments come to M6 toll booths


Drivers using the M6 Toll Road can now pay for their journey using contactless credit and debit cards.

M4 reopens as viaduct repairs completed


Closed junctions of the M4 reopened this morning after contractors completed round-the-clock repairs to the Boston Manor Viaduct.

Speed limit guidance launched


Updated speed limit guidance to help local authorities improve safety on their roads has been published for consultation today.

Lincolnshire makes £2.6m maintenance a priority


Lincolnshire County Council has earmarked funds worth £2.6m for essential highways repairs.

Metric wins Salford parking contract


Metric Parking has won a tender to supply solar and hybrid powered pay and display parking machines for a new council car park for hospital visitors and staff.

Balfour wins £11m Tottenham Hale gyratory job


Balfour Beatty has won the contract to return the Tottenham Hale gyratory road in North London to two-way traffic with an £11m bid.

A14 to become toll road


Plans are being speeded-up for a major investment along the A14 corridor in Cambridgeshire including a new stretch of toll road.

Police enforce Olympic Games Lanes


The Metropolitan Police has started dedicated traffic patrols on the M4 Olympics Games Lane in west London to enforce restrictions.

Liverpool faces £400m road repair bill


Liverpool City Council is facing a bill of up £400m to brings its highways up to standard.

Action demanded as road deaths rise


Cuts to local authority road safety budgets have been condemned after shock figures revealed that road deaths last year rose for the first time since 2003.

IHE appoints new chief executive


The Institute of Highway Engineers has appointed Stephen Palmer as its Chief Executive.

£6.6m upgrade to start on M60


A £6.6m Highways Agency project to improve the M60 at Cheadle will get underway next month.

Work to start on £150m Welsh dualling job


Carillion is set to start work at the end of the year on the £150m dualling of the Brynmawr to Tredegar section of the A465 Heads of the Valleys.

Perfect score for Essex highways


A long term partnership contract between the Siemens/Atkins SA2000 joint venture and Essex County Council has achieved a perfect score against performance indicators for its Intelligent Transport Systems.

£9m road upgrade contract up for grabs


Birmingham City council is looking for a contractor to carry-out improvement work to the A452 worth up to £9m.

Consultants land £49m Hertfordshire deal


Hertfordshire County Council has awarded a seven-year client support contract for road network management services to a joint venture team of Opus International Consultants and Arup.

Tarmac boosts roadworks recycling


Tarmac has worked with contractor Morgan Sindall to develop a pioneering new system that recycles utility trench arisings, eliminating waste sent to landfill and cutting reinstatement costs by up to 30%.

Roadworks suspended on Olympic routes


The Highways Agency has put routine roadworks on hold across key Olympic routes.

Lincolnshire highways £60m framework awarded


Eleven civil engineering contractors have won places on the main element of Lincolnshire County Council’s £60m highways four-year framework.

New concrete barriers on M61


Work starts next month on an £814,000 Highways Agency project to replace steel barriers with concrete along a strech of the M61 near Bolton in Greater Manchester.

Driver killed in lamp post collision


A driver has died after colliding with a lamp post in Blackpool last week.

ARTSM boosts membership


Five new member have joined the Association for Road Traffic Safety and Management.

Amey to start new £6m Scottish traffic deal in October


Amey has been awarded a £6m contract by Transport Scotland to provide traffic technology on major roads across the country.

Surrey saves £7.3m on road contracts


Surrey County Council has saved local taxpayers more than £830 every hour for a year by driving harder bargains on road contracts.

Balfour lands north west HA deal


Balfour Beatty has won its second Highways Agency contract to maintain roadside technology.

Funding road clear ahead for £2bn Sheffield deal


Sheffield City Council’s £2 billion Highway Maintenance PFI Project has reached financial close with Amey and agreed a major funding injection from the Department for Transport.

Mouchel in rescue deal to save 8,000 jobs


Mouchel has struck an eleventh-hour deal with its lenders for a financial restructuring that will keep the consultant trading and protect 8,000 jobs.

Shared space cuts accidents in Kent


A shared space scheme in Kent has cut accidents by 41%.

Contractor wanted for £14m Dumfries road revamp


Transport for Scotland is looking for a contractor to improve and maintain the A75 from Hardgrove to Kinmount near Dumfries.

Speed cameras cut Scottish accidents by 68%


Latest statistics for safety cameras in Scotland show they cut accidents by up to 68%.

Plans to cut speed limit on Durham road


Plans to reduce the speed limit on a stretch of road in County Durham in a bid to reduce the number of accidents has been revealed.

Bridgend awards £8.8m highways deal


Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd has been confirmed as winner of an £8.8m highways deal from Bridgend County Borough Council.

Amey seals £120m maintenance deal


Amey has won a five-year highways maintenance contract with Calderdale Council worth up to £120m.

Mobile sign specialists join forces


Two leading mobile and solar powered sign specialists have partnered with Colour Mobile VMS to form MVIS (Mobile Visual Information Systems).

Council cools on street lights switch-off


A plan to switch off street lighting in Worcestershire has been postponed after the county council found it would cost more money than it would save.

Highways team hail "Britain's toughest bollard"


Gateshead Council's Highways Engineering Team believe they have found a contender for the “Toughest Bollard in Britain”.

M55 to be patched-up


Sections of the M55 in Preston, Blackpool and Kirkham in Lancashire be repaired under a nine day programme of overnight closures starting next week.

Maintenance demand as construction output slumps


Industry leaders are calling for more cash to be pumped into highways maintenance as the total volume of construction output fell 9.5% during the second quarter of 2012 compared to the same period last year.

Bids wanted for £15m M1 upgrade


Luton Borough Council has issued a pre-tender notice for a £15m project to improve a key junction on the M1.

Central barrier cut to free stuck traffic


Contractors had to cut the central barrier on a stretch of the M6 to free traffic caught behind a crash on Monday.

Biker killed in road sign crash


A man has died after the motorcycle he was riding hit a road sign in Northumberland.

Drainage work to last five months on A49


A five month programme to repair the drainage system along the north and southbound carriageways of the A49 in Leominster will start at the end of this month.

Flood threat to winter roads cash


Recent torrential rain and flooding have left local councils with a £200 million repair bill for roads, bridges and pavements which could eat into their winter maintenance cash.

Trials start on parking bay sensor scheme


Westminster council has launched a pilot scheme to help drivers find on-street parking spaces in central London.

£170m maintenance deal up for grabs in Liverpool


Liverpool City Council has started the search for a contractor to carry out highways maintenance under a nine-year deal expected to be worth up to £170m.

North Lincs in hunt for road repair specialists


North Lincolnshire Borough Council is inviting contractors to compete for road repair work in Scunthorpe, Brigg and Barton.

Maybole bypass moves a step closer


Plans to build the Maybole bypass on the A77 in Scotland took a step forward today with tenders being invited for main ground investigation works.

Road works crew face hail of abuse from drivers


Construction workers in Kent are being verbally abused by drivers on a South East Water job near Whitstable.

Cumbria spends £7m on new highways fleet


Cumbria County Council has spent £7m on a new fleet of 150 vehicles as part of its new in-house highways service.

Ringway gears-up for Hertfordshire contract


Ringway is currently mobilising resources in preparation for the new Highway Service Term contract with Hertfordshire County Council which goes live on October 1. 

Line-up unveiled for HTMA conference


An impressive line-up of expert industry speakers will feature at the Highways Term Maintenance Association’s (HTMA) 5th conference on Thursday 4th October, 2012.

Work to start on M66/M62 upgrade


Work starts next week on a £460,000 Highways Agency project to improve access from the M66 onto the M62 in Greater Manchester.

Six new councils adopt roadworks scheme


Six new councils have joined the London Permit Scheme designed to cut the disruption caused by roadworks.

£75m upgrade for Dartford Crossing


The Highways Agency is looking for firms to deliver a £75m programme of improvements to the Dartford River Crossing in Kent.

Pair win £18m Kent maintenance contract


Eurovia Infrastructure and Tarmac have signed contracts to carry out £18m worth of highways resurfacing in Kent.

Thieves steal 2.6 tonne roller from road job


Cheeky thieves have swiped a 2.6 tonne roller from a road job near Falkirk.

AECOM lands Herts council deal


Consultant AECOM has been appointed to provide professional transport planning services to Hertfordshire County Council under a four-year deal. 

6,500 fines for using Games Lanes


Drivers have racked up 6,500 fines totaling £845,000 for driving in Games Lanes.

Poor roads cost councils £15m in compensation


Damage caused to vehicles by poorly maintained roads is estimated to have cost councils £15m in compensation payouts to drivers this year.

Vinci to start £650m Hounslow job in January


The massive £650m Hounslow highways maintenance contract received a major funding boost this week.

New Executive Director at HTMA


The Highways Term Maintenance Association has appointed Geoff Allister as its new Executive Director.

Dartford charges to rise next month


New charges to use the Dartford Crossing will come into force on October 7.

Pothole repairs speeded-up on A52


The Highways Agency has brought forward repair work on a damaged stretch of the A52, from junction 25 of the M1 to Borrowash.

Balfour signs road materials testing deals


Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions has signed-up with two of the country’s leading materials testing companies to make sure street works and road repairs are right first time.

Speeding levels shock Tayside police


Tayside police caught 687 speeding motorists during a ten-day enforcement campaign.

Hull dumps 40mm pothole rule


Hull City Council is changing its 40mm mark for potholes to be officially classed as a hazard in need of filling.

Essex launches speed limit review


Essex County Council has announced plans to carry out a comprehensive review of its current speed management policy.

New signs guidance launched


Traffic signs trade body ARTSM has produced new guidance for anyone looking to buy traffic signs to ensure they comply with current legislation and get the right product for the job.

Devon highways team to star on Twitter


Devon County Council's highways department and local contractor South West Highways will reveal more about their daily work across the county in a marathon 24 hour Twitter experiment on Monday.

Drivers ignore road closure signs


Drivers in Cumbria have been ignoring road closure signs and driving illegally along the B5292 Whinlatter Pass.

Balfour to build private motorway junction


Balfour Beatty is set to start construction on a new privately funded junction on the M8 between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Games fines for 6,900 drivers


Drivers in London were issued with 6,900 penalties for breaking traffic regulations in exclusive lanes during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Work starts on accident blackspot


Improvement work has started at an accident blackspot where more than 30 people have been injured in recent years on the A57 at Todwick, near Rotherham.

Traffic warden karate-kicked in head


Shocking CCTV footage has emerged of the moment a traffic warden was karate-kicked in the head.

Drivers cut through M60 road works


Motorists on the M60 and M56 in south Manchester are ignoring diversions and driving through roadworks.

Site prep work starts on £247m motorway


Site preparatory work for a major upgrade on the M25 between Kent and Surrey will start next week.

Shortlists unveiled for Highways awards


The shortlists for the Highways Magazine Excellence Awards have been confirmed.

Start for Ipswich roundabout upgrade


Work on a key part of a £21.5m transport scheme in Ipswich will begin by the end of this month.

Lorry drivers caught with feet on the dashboard


Lorry drivers have been caught on camera by Suffolk police with their feet on the dashboard, eating sandwiches and using computers.

New retaining wall on A66


The Highways Agency is building a new retaining wall and improving safety barriers and drainage on a stretch of the A66 between Appleby-in-Westmorland and Warcop.

£30.7m bypass moves a step closer


Cambridgeshire County Council are backing plans for a new £30.7m by-pass for Ely.

M6 lights switched-off permanently


Lighting on the M6 between junctions 15 and 16 near Stoke-on-Trent will be switched off from next Thursday.

£2.7m traffic lights deal up for grabs


Wolverhampton City Council is looking for firms to supply,install and maintain traffic lights across the region under a four-year framework deal worth £2.7m.

Praise for Scottish maintenance work


An independent report into the maintenance of Scotland’s trunk roads and motorways has found that operating companies are continuing to maintain their strong performance levels.

Council probe into digging by utilities


Surrey County Council has launched an investigation into ways to reduce congestion and damage caused by utility companies digging up roads.

Work starts on Stockton high street revamp


Major road works have started on Stockton High Street as part of a £38m transformation of the town.

£4.9m M4 maintenace package gets start date


A major £4.9m package of maintenance work on the M4 in Berkshire will start next month.

First postgraduate awards for road experts


The first group of highways professionals have received postgraduate certificates in strategic leadership at Warwick University's Roads Academy.

Jail threat after speed camera set on fire


A lorry driver and his neighbour face jail after setting fire to a speed camera in Lincolnshire to avoid prosecution.

Finance secured for £730m Isle of Wight repairs


Vinci and partners Meridiam Infrastructure have raised the £145m upfront cash to deliver its 25-year highways repairs and maintenance PFI contract across the Isle of Wight.

New ice breakers for Scottish roads


New ice breakers that will be used to keep Scotland's roads clear this winter have been unveiled.

Dartford Crossing toll contract worth £478m


The Highways Agency has started the hunt for a contractor to install and operate a new toll system at the Dartford Crossing in a deal worth up to £478m.

Highways Agency officer killed at work


A Highways Agency officer was killed this week when he was hit by a car as he dealt with a crash on the M25 in Kent.

Resurfacing for three Hampshire bridges


A three-week maintenance project to resurface three bridges on the A303 in Hampshire begins this week.

Work to start on £50m link road


Doncaster county council is set to sign a contract with Carillion to build an important link road between the city’s Robin Hood Airport and the M18 motorway.

New £6m highways fleet for Ringway


Ringway has bought a new fleet of 110 vehicles for its highway term maintenance contract with North Yorkshire County Council.

Gully cleaning cash confirmed for Staffs


Staffordshire County Council has confirmed a £300,000 investment package to clean up road gullies across the region.

3M buys traffic and parking specialists


3M has acquired two UK traffic firms as part of a $110m deal for the global business of Federal Signal Technologies Group (FSTech).

Conference call for more road repair spending


Urgent calls for more highways maintenance spending were made at the Labour Party conference this week.

All change on Scottish maintenance contracts


Transport for Scotland has awarded the first two of its next generation highways maintenance contracts to Bear Scotland and TranServ.

Highways leaders back Seeing is Believing


The heads of highways authorities in England, Scotland and Wales have described next month's Seeing is Believing as a "must visit" event for the industry.

Amey maintenance staff seal 10% pay rise


Road workers employed by Amey on a PFI highways maintenance contract in Sheffield have won pay rises of at least 10%.

Work to start on 57 road jobs worth £170m


The Government has agreed funding for the second wave of 57 bottleneck road improvement projects to boost the economy.

CBI demands highways revolution


Bosses at the CBI are calling for a revolution in the way the country builds, repairs and manages its road network.

Welsh councils scrap highways merger plans


Conwy and Denbighshire councils are scrapping plans to merge highways departments.

Excellence awards winners: Full List


The Highways Magazine Excellence Awards were presented at a gala evening in the west end of London tonight.

Nine-week barrier job on M54


Highways Agency contractor Amey will be replacing the safety barrier on the M54 at Wellington, near Telford during a nine-week job starting on Monday.

£300m maintenance deal to be rebid


Contracts to deliver road maintenance projects, street lighting, gulley cleansing and technical support are being renegotiated by Peterborough City Council.

Safety fear for highways workers


Union leaders are warning that cuts to the highways management contract in Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire could put road workers at risk.

Bid row over Scottish maintenance deals


Transport Scotland is having to delay signing of a new-style highways maintenance contract in south west Scotland after one of the bidders is reported to have questioned the award process.

Carillion lands £18m link road


Doncaster county council has confirmed that Carillion will build an important link road between the city’s Robin Hood Airport and the M18 motorway.

Staffordshire gears-up for winter


Winter “officially” began in Staffordshire this week as the county council started gearing up for colder weather.

Court clears way for £400m Aberdeen bypass


Aberdeen City Council has welcomed a ruling by the Supreme Court which rejects the third legal challenge against the £400m Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR).

£200m Welsh surfacing deal up for renewal


A large £200m framework covering highways and resurfacing work in South East Wales is coming up for renewal for another four years.

Tarmac tackles rising cost of bitumen


Tarmac is launching a new highways division to help cut the cost of resurfacing roads for contractors and clients.

Councillors to get cash for highways repairs


Every county councillor could be given £10,000 to spend on local highways projects under plans being drawn-up by Gloucestershire County Council.

Public Inquiry for £19m link road


The £19m Thornton to Switch Island Link road on Merseyside has been called in for a Public Inquiry.

Best practice codes launched for road repairs


New best practice codes for road repair and maintenance offering technical and practical guidance have been published by the Roads Surface Treatments Association.

Road sweeping machine falls down hole


A street cleaner in Norfolk found himself in a hole when his sweeping machine fell through the pavement.

Bid race starts for £120m bridge


Tenders will be invited this month for Sunderland’s New Wear Crossing project after the Government gave plans a final rubber stamp.

Watchdog warning over maintenance budget cuts


Spending watchdogs have warned that cuts to local authority budgets could lead to a drop in highway maintenance standards.

Signal upgrade on A5


The Highways Agency will start refurbishing traffic signals on the A5 at Walkmill Lane, Cannock next week.

£400m Herefordshire deal out to tender


Herefordshire Council has started pre-tendering for its £20m annual highways maintenance work programme.

Welsh roads suffer from lack of investment


The number of Welsh 'A' roads in a poor condition has increased by more than 50% in the three years up until 2011.

Protests add millions to bypass bill


The cost of the Aberdeen bypass has risen to an estimated £653m.

Anti-roads campaigners get £2.5m Lush fund


The founder of cosmetics chain Lush has pledged £2.5m to help local campaigners fight road-building plans.

£113m upgrade of A11 to start in January


Birse Civils will start its £113m contract to upgrade the last remaining single carriageway section on the A11 in January.

Five in race for A75 improvements


Five bidders are competing for a £20m upgrade of the A75 from Hardgrove to Kinmount.

Builder wanted for £24m link road


Sheffield Council has started the hunt for a contractor to build a key link road for its Bus Rapid Transit North scheme between the city and Rotherham.

Britpave to write HA design guide


Infrastructure trade association Britpave is being given responsibility for the updating and revision of one of the Highways Agency's key guidance documents.

Mouchel wins HA safety contract


Mouchel has won a major Construction Design & Management Co-ordinator & Road Safety Audit contract through the Highways Agency’s Project Support Framework.

FM Conway wins Wandsworth surfacing contract


FM Conway has secured a £2m contract to carry out surfacing works for the London Borough of Wandsworth.

TRL reports go free online


TRL has made all its transport reports free to download from the Online Store on the TRL website.

Balfour lands £500m Suffolk maintenance deal


Balfour Beatty has won the race to maintain Suffolk’s highways under a contract which could be worth up to £500m over the next ten years.

Conway bags police traffic management contract


FM Conway has been awarded a twelve month contract with the Metropolitan Police Service to provide Traffic Management support in the City of London.

Boris wants to double spending on London's roads


The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has set out a transport spending wishlist which includes doubling spending on the capital's road network.

New road works tsar for Scotland


A new roads tsar has been appointed in Scotland to improve road works north of the border.

Osborne announces extra £333m for maintenance


George Osborne confirmed an extra £333m spending on highways maintenance in his Autumn statement.

New barrier upgrade saves time and money


The Highways Agency has been working with managing agent contractor for the West Midlands region, Amey, to make radical savings through new ways of working to upgrade the central reservation barrier on a 2.3 mile stretch of the M5 between junctions 5 and 6.

Work starts to replace stolen lighting cables


The Highways Agency will be replacing stolen street lighting cable in the verge between junctions 10 and 10a of the M6 from next week.

Milton Keynes wants £200m maintenance contractor


Milton Keynes Council has started the contract race for highways maintenance work for the next seven years worth up to £200m to the winner.

£780m maintenance deal up for grabs in Norfolk


Norfolk County Council has started the hunt for a contractor to carry out all highways work across the region under a deal which could be worth £780m over the next 12 years.

Balfour confirmed on £200m Suffolk contract


Balfour Beatty has confirmed its role as preferred bidder to maintain Suffolk's highways in a contract worth £200m over five years, with the possibility of an extension to 10 years.

Carillion wins £10m Leeds tunnel refit


Leeds City Council has selected Carillion Construction to strengthen and repair the A58 Woodhouse Tunnel.

Durham dims lights to save £1.3m


Street lights in County Durham are to be dimmed in an attempt to save the county council £1.3m a year.

Griffiths/Hanson JV holds off Swansea rivals


A pairing of Alun Griffiths Contractors and Hanson Contracting has beaten off 18 rival bids to retain its place as highway maintenance contractor for Swansea.

£25m of road improvements in Salford


A joint venture between Hochtief and the Buckingham Group is believed to have bagged £25m worth of road improvements bundled up into the Western Gateway Infrastructure Scheme.

Council fined after street light shock


A local authority has been fined after a worker suffered burns to his wrist, leg and groin and singed his facial hair while removing a lamp post in Radcliffe last summer.

£215m road repair cash allocated


Councils can plan how to spend their share of a £215m fund for local road maintenance after funding allocations were published by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

A160 to get major upgrade


The Highways Agency has called for bidders to dual the three-mile stretch of the A160, linking the A180 and the port of Immingham.

Artist turns potholes into mini gardens


An east London artist is highlighting the pothole plague across the capital by turning them into mini gardens.

Balfour lands £150m WIltshire deal


Balfour Beatty Living Places is set to be named as Wiltshire’s highway maintenance contractor over the next five years.

£13.2m bridge repairs to start in February


Balfour Beatty has won the £13.2m contract to carry out extensive resurfacing and upgrading works on the 30-year-old Kessock Bridge in Scotland.

Highways Agency puts £800m area 9 out to bid


The Highways Agency has started pre-tendering its Area 9 assest support contract, covering the Midlands.

M62 team reunite lost dog with owners


Site workers from the Bam Nuttall/Morgan Sindall joint venture on the M62 have reunited a lost dog with its distraught owners.

Five arrests after bricks thrown onto M25


Five teenage boys have been arrested after four vehicles were hit by bricks thrown from a footbridge over the M25 at Waltham Abbey on Tuesday.

Traffic signs cull continues


Thousands of traffic signs are being brought down across the country as part of a Government drive to rid streets of clutter.

Flood probe on A595


An investigation into major flooding on the A595 around Bigrigg south of Whitehaven in Cumbria will start next week.

Guide for councils on how to get £170m road cash


Advice has been launched for local councils wanting to apply for a share of a £170m fund to remove bottlenecks on the local highway network.

Balfour confirmed winner of £150m Wiltshire deal


Balfour Beatty confirmed has been awarded a five-year highways maintenance contract worth £150m by Wiltshire Council.

Start date for £321m M25 upgrade


Balfour Beatty and Skanska have been awarded a £321m design and construction contract to upgrade sections of the M25 for the Highways Agency.

JPCS merges divisions


Civil engineering and highways maintenance contractor JPCS has merged two of its divisions.

Mittal launches new materials business


Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal has launched his new UK cement, concrete, aggregates and asphalting business, born from disposals from the Tarmac and Lafarge merger.

Councils make 15% more in parking charges


Councils in England made over £411m in parking charges last year - an increase of 14.9% on the previous year.

Three charged for disrupting road site


Three anti-roads protesters have been charged with obstruction and assault after being arrested during demonstrations at Hochtief/Vinci’s £100m Bexhill to Hastings link road site this week.

Start date for five month M5 upgrade


A major package of safety improvements and maintenance will start on the M5 between Bristol and Gloucester next week.

Work starts on £150m widening scheme


Work has started on a £150m improvement to a seven mile stretch of the A453 between M1 Junction 24 and the A52 Nottingham Ring Road.

Extra £1m for Gloucestershire repairs


Gloucestershire County Council has pledged an extra £1m to fix flood-damaged roads following one of the wettest winters on record.

Bridge repair deals worth £200m in London


Transport for London will name up to six winning contractors in March for £200m worth of repair work to its network of bridges,flyovers and tunnels.

Councillor declares war on potholes


Cheshire East Council’s new Cabinet member in charge of the environment is leading its war on potholes which will be boosted by a £25m cash investment over the next two years.

£6m Scottish repair deal up for grabs


Argyll and Bute Councili is looking for a contractor to carry out a £5.9m road repair and improvement programme in Helensburgh Town Centre.

Plymouth orders maintenance rethink


Plymouth council officers have been ordered to find a better way to manage road maintenance.

Thurrock in hunt for highways firms


Thurrock Council is looking for contractors to carry-out a £3.5m package of highways work in Essex.

Speed limit guidance published for councils


New guidance to help local authorities across England set speed limits has been published today by Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond.

Northamptonshire sets out spending plans


Northamptonshire County Council is set to increase road repairs by injecting new Government cash into improving highways infrastructure.

March start for £22m Taunton road


Carillion is expected to start work on the £22m Taunton Northern Inner Distributor Road by March.

Suffolk restarts £500m maintenance tender race


Suffolk County Council has restarted the tender race for its £500m highways maintenance contract despite announcing Balfour Beatty Living Places as preferred bidder last month.

Drivers claim £20m for pothole damage


Research from consumer body Which? has revealed that local councils last year paid road users more than £20 million in compensation for damage caused by potholes.

Kent lane rental scheme goes live in May


Kent County Council is the latest local authority to introduce lane rental charges for utility contractors who disrupt traffic.

Traffic flow trial on A20


An experimental scheme to improve traffic flow on the A20 Townwall Street in Dover is now underway.

Bid race begins for £500m Aberdeen bypass


Transport Scotland has formally started the bid race to build the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.

Balfour highways team heads down under


Balfour Beatty is sending a team of UK highways experts to Australia in a bid to win a string of outsourced maintenance deals.

Road worker safety under the spotlight


The Highways Agency and their contractor Aone+ are urging drivers to take extra care at roadworks in a bid to cut deaths and injuries of roadworkers.

Highways deals worth £825m out to bid


The Highways Agency has put the Area 4 and Area 12 asset support contracts out to market.

North Midland merges highways division


North Midland Construction is merging its Highways and Special Projects Division and Utilities Division as part of an ongoing cost-cutting drive.

Winner for £9.2m Loch Lomond road widening


Contractor McLaughlin and Harvey has won the job to widen the road around Loch Lomond with a £9.2m bid.

Highways workers in hospital after van collision


Two road maintenance workers are recovering in hospital after being involved in a collision with a van while repairing a road in Devon.

Road safety spending slashed by £15m


The government has been accused of cutting spending on road safety campaigns from £19m in 2008/09 to just £4m in 2011/12.

Badly maintained roads costing small firms £5bn a year


Badly maintained local roads are costing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) £5 billion a year.

FM Conway lab offers asphalt and aggies tests


FM Conway is set to provide local authorities and construction companies with a new laboratory service to test the performance and quality of asphalt, concrete and aggregates.

Managed motorway delivered ahead of schedule


A Costain-Carillion joint venture has delivered the first M1 managed motorway project four months ahead of schedule.

Councillors get control of highways cash


More plans are being finalised around Gloucestershire for improvements on roads and footpaths in local communities under a pionerring funding deal.

MPs demand closer checks on highways spending


MPs want to see central government keep a closer eye on how local authorities spend highways cash.

Put your questions in annual highways survey


Industry professionals are being invited to come up with new questions for the annual National Highways and Transportation Network (NHT) Survey.

£36m boost for Scottish roads


Three major road schemes worth £36.73 in south-west Scotland will get underway in the coming months.

Bidders drop out of £120m bridge race


Just two contractors are left in the race to build the Wear Crossing after both Ferrovial and Balfour Beatty dropped out of the bidding.

Tarmac wins £60m Notts deal


Tarmac has been awarded a £60m highways contract from Nottinghamshire County Council.

Leicester wants surface dressing supplier


Leicestershire County Council is looking for a supplier of road repair materials under a one-year contract worth £3.5m.

Notts roads get £28m improvement boost


Nottinghamshire County Council is set to spend nearly £28m on improving the county’s roads over the next 12 months.

Repairs start on 40-year-old flyover


The flyover at Hazelwick Avenue in Crawley will be closed for up to 16 weeks to allow essential works to take place by West Sussex County Council's contractor Balfour Beatty Living Places.

Call for councils to adopt roadworks website


The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport are supporting the adoption of the roadworks.org national platform for local roadworks by all highway authorities in England.

Signs mix-up could make parking fines "unlawful"


Almost 350,000 parking fines totalling £23m may have been unlawfully issued to motorists in London.

Academics promote better pothole repairs


Academic research into potholes shows that patch repairs could be much more durable if a few simple techniques were consistently adopted.

Cambridgeshire launches road repair blitz


Ten road patching and pothole repair teams are now working across Cambridgeshire to fix the county’s roads.

£15m congestion-busting scheme to start in April


North Somerset Council has chosen Costain and Alun Griffiths to carry out a £15m scheme to improve traffic flows around the town of Weston-super-Mare.

£20m transport boost for Worcester


Plans for a £19.6m package of transport improvements in and around Worcester will now go-ahead after a £14.2m funding bid was fully approved by Central Government.

Councils offer £20m to kick-start A27 upgrade


West Sussex County Council and Chichester District Council have told the Government they are willing to consider a contribution of £20m towards bringing about a major improvement scheme for the A27 in Chichester.

Work starts on £19m transport hub


Laing O’Rourke has started on site this week after winning a £19m contract to transform Altrincham Interchange.

North Lincs on hunt for resurfacing firms


North Lincolnshire Council is looking for road repair specialists to tender for upcoming contracts.

May Gurney lands huge Suffolk highways deal


The MGWSP partnership between May Gurney and WSP has been selected as preferred bidder for Suffolk County Council’s £200m Highways Services Contract.

£415m motorway race down to two


Transport Scotland has narrowed down the shortlist for the bundled M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements to two bidders.

Amey owner buys Enterprise


Spanish contracting giant Ferrovial has bought maintenance and utility contractor Enterprise from investment group 3i for £385m.

Go-ahead for £27m Cornish link road


The Government has released vital funding to build a £27m road link in Cornwall, hoped to kick-start regeneration in the old industrial heartland of the county.

Best practice group set-up for patch repairs


The Road Surface Treatments Association has established a new industry group to forward industry best practice for the patch repairs of roads.

Votes roll in for 'Britain's Worst Junction'


Road user  across the UK are being asked to nominate the traffic intersection they hate in the first ever Britain’s Worst Junction contest.

Plymouth to spend extra £20m on preventing potholes


Plymouth councillors have agreed to invest a further £2m a year to prevent potholes on city roads over the next decade.

Atkins sells highways business to Skanska for £18m


Atkins has signed a deal to sell its UK Highways Services contracting arm to Skanska UK for £18m.

Main works to start on new motorway junction


Construction of a new motorway junction will start next month to open up the i54 South Staffordshire business park.

Public inquiry for £150m A21 upgrade plan


The Public Inquiry for the long awaited £150m upgrade to the A21 in Kent will begin in May.

Highways efficiency seminars now online


The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation in partnership with the Department for Transport, have launched a series of webinars on the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme covering procurement, contracting and standardisation.

Councils offered prizes to cut signs


Town halls will be rewarded for taking action against unnecessary traffic signs with a new prize launched by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

Work to start on new £20m bridge in Wales


Work is due to start next month on a £20m project to replace the wooden Pont Briwet viaduct near Porthmadog in North Wales with a new bridge.

New managing director at TMP


TMP (Traffic Management Products) has appointed Steve Barnes as its new Managing Director.

Managed motorway speed signs switch-on


Drivers using the M62 in West Yorkshire can now see new mandatory speed limit signs between junctions 27 and 28.

Disappointing budget for highways


Maintenance contractors were left disappointed by George Osborne's budget which contained no specific measures to boost the industry.

Balvac signs new council bridge repair deal


Halton Borough Council has extended its Bridge Maintenance Partnership contract with Balfour Beatty firm Balvac by two years.

Highways team channel inner Sinatra


Worcestershire County Council's Highways Team have taken to YouTube with a vocal plea to local residents to report potholes.

Road safety websites will highlight council stats


The public will be able to compare their local council's road safety performance with other parts of the country thanks to a new website launched by Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond.

Green light for £25m to ease bottlenecks


Ten schemes to remove bottlenecks on the local highway network have been given the green light by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

Drivers distrust Government over toll roads


A massive ninety-one per cent of motorists do not trust the government to reinvest money made from tolls on new roads.

Bracknell invites bidders for £140m maintenance deal


Bracknell Forest Council is looking for a contractor to carry-out highways maintenance work worth up to £140m.

May Gurney to become part of Costain


Costain and May Gurney have revealed plans to merge two of the country’s biggest contractors.

Councils dragging feet on 20mph limits


Campaigners claim local councils are being slow to respond to Government guidance which states 20 mph speed limits should be considered as a ‘priority for action’ on England’s roads.

TfL highways deal up for grabs


Transport for London has unveiled plans to call bids for a series of professional services frameworks worth a total of £70m a year.

Ground tests start for £3bn A9 dualling


Ground investigation is now under way to signal the start of an 80 mile upgrade one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Scotland’s history.

£230m of new Scottish deals get underway


Two new maintenance contracts worth a combined £230m came into force this week.

Manufacturers demand more road maintenance


Britain’s manufacturers are calling on the government to spend more cash on repairing roads rather than focus funds on rail.

Alun Griffiths wins £55m Newton Bypass


Welsh civils firm Alun Griffiths (Contractors) has won the job to build the 5.6km Newtown Bypass in Powys.

May Gurney to appeal loss of £350m maintenance deal


May Gurney is launching an appeal after being dropped from the short list of new bidders for a £350m highways deal it has been working on for nine years.

Gloucestershire gets tough over parking


South Gloucestershire Council is taking a firmer line with parking rules after drivers were accused of abusing relaxed regulations.

New council pothole strategy pays-off


Northamptonshire County Council has seen a dramatic drop in insurance claims since it overhauled its pothole strategy.

Five in race for £160m Area 9 deal


The Highways Agency has invited five groups to bid for the Asset Support Contract in Area 9.

Agency plea over road worker safety


The Highways Agency has renewed its plea to drivers to take extra care and obey speed limits at roadworks as the Government invests extra funds in infrastructure schemes.

Red tape cut for road works


A start date has been set for new technology which will make it easier for local councils and utility companies to manage road works.

Eight win £560m traffic management deal


The Highways Agency has revealed the eight firms it will use nationally to deliver temporary highways traffic management across the roads network.

Two year extension for A-one+


The Highways Agency has extended by two years its managing agent contract with the Costain-led consortium A-one+ in the East Midlands.

Council rejects appeal over maintenance bid list


Norfolk County Council has rejected an appeal by May Gurney after it was dropped from the short list of new bidders for a £350m highways deal it has been working on for nine years.

The Sun launches maintenance plea


The Sun has launched a "Broken Britain" campaign urging the Government to pump more cash into road maintenance.

£70m win for Lafarge Tarmac


Road contracting giant Lafarge Tarmac has won a major highways contract with Halton and Warrington Borough Councils worth up to £70m.

Double yellows painted in alleway too narrow to drive down


Double yellow lines have been painted in an alleyway in Swindon that is too narrow to drive down.

Matthew Lugg joins Mouchel


A leading adviser to the Government’s drive to cut highways maintenance costs is leaving the public sector to join Mouchel.

Bids called for £42m bypass


North Yorkshire County Council has started the tender race for the A684 Bedale Bypass.

Lincolnshire highways deals up for grabs


North Lincolnshire council has released a series of highways deals to the market among a £74m package of frameworks.

Race starts for £180m A9 design contracts


The race has begun for three of the biggest Scottish Government funded civil engineering design contracts ever offered.

Bradford boosts maintenance budget to £8.9m


Bradford Council has boosted its road maintenance budget to £8.9m.

Norfolk overspends by £1.2m on gritting


A record amount of gritting work in Norfolk this winter saw the County Council bust its budget by £1.2m.

Kier wins May Gurney takeover race


The Kier and May Gurney boards have reached agreement on a £221m takeover offer for the East Anglian-based services contractor.

Balfour wins £13m road realignment job


Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering has been chosen to carry out a crucial £13m road realignment in Sunderland.

£3m design deal to unblock Scottish bottleneck


Plans to tackle the notorious Haudagain traffic bottleneck in Scotland have taken a step forward with the award of a £3m design contract to Jacobs.

£36m Scottish road improvements project underway


Work on three major road schemes in the South of Scotland is now underway.

Worker killed operating tarmac cutter


A Portishead plant hire company has been fined £100,000 after a worker was killed while operating a tarmac cutter in Box, Wiltshire.

Somerford signs up for highways first aid kits


Somerford Equipment, one of the UK's leading manufacturers of transportation, plant and equipment for the highways sector, will fit industry specific first aid kits to all new and refurbished vehicles.

New safety improvements to be implemented on A1


A new scheme to improve safety along the A1 in Cambridgeshire is due to start next summer.

Cumbria road improvements approved


More than £1 million will be spent on highways improvements across Cumbria.

EM awarded Area 3 ASC contract


Highways service provider EnterpriseMouchel (EM) has been awarded the Area 3 Asset Support Contract for maintenance of motorways and major A roads in central southern England.

Highways team reach the top


A team from Highways Magazine has raised more than £6,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK after completing the Three Peaks Challenge.

£12m roads scheme would boost Worcester economy


Worcestershire County Council has revealed plans for a £12 million roads expansion.

Balfour Beatty awarded £200m highways contract


Balfour Beatty Living Places has been awarded Herefordshire Council’s £200 million highways maintenance contract.

Documentary series shows London’s roads in action


A behind the scenes documentary that features the people who keep London’s transport network flowing aired for the first time on BBC2 this week.

Highways awards deadline looming


Time is running out to submit your entries for this year’s Highways Magazine Excellence Awards.

Staffordshire Council searching for new highways provider


Staffordshire County Council is looking for a new company to deliver highways services for the next 10 years.

Four in running for £450m highways contract


Four bidders are in the running for a £450 million highways contract with Gloucestershire County Council.

Funding secured for key junction improvements in Warwickshire


Warwickshire County Council has secured £7.6 million of Government funding for crucial junction improvements.

£50m Greenwich highways deal up for grabs


A five-year highways maintenance deal worth up to £50 million is up for grabs in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Staffordshire infrastructure deal out to tender


A major infrastructure deal that includes highways has been put out to tender by Staffordshire County Council.

Government guarantees roads spending


Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced details of a new policy paper entitled 'Action for roads: a network for the 21st century' that outlines new arrangements for the Highways Agency and commits to providing funding for roads.

Cyclist awareness training for HGV drivers


HGV drivers will be taught safer driving skills through courses run by FM Conway’s London Highways Academy of Excellence.

Eurovia and Aggregate to supply materials for Isle of Wight


Eurovia and Aggregate Industries have entered into a joint venture that will see the company supply materials on the Isle of Wight and service the Island’s highways PFI.

Name change for EnterpriseMouchel


Highways service provider EnterpriseMouchel has changed its name to EM Highway Services Limited (EM).  

Shanks joins JPCS


Highways maintenance and civil engineering contractor JPCS has appointed Rosie Shanks as its new commercial and business development director.

Firms invited to join race for £200m framework


Birmingham City Council is inviting companies to prequalify for a £200 million highways and civil engineering framework.

Lafarge Tarmac wins £480m highways deal


Lafarge Tarmac has secured a highways contract with Norfolk County Council worth up to £480 million.

Council fixes 50,000th pothole


Cheshire East Council has just repaired its 50,000th pothole this year.

Book your Highways awards table now


The last few tables are up for grabs at next month’s Highways Magazine Excellence Awards. 

Hounslow Highways takes collaborative approach


Hounslow Highways is ensuring improvement works in the borough are more efficient and less disruptive to residents and road users through collaborative working agreements.

ZF teams up with UPS


ZF Services UK has appointed United Plant Services (UPS) as its approved partner for repairs and maintenance for the off highway sector.

Street joins Atkins


Adam Street will lead Atkins highways and transportation asset solutions business.

Apprentices join Island Roads


Six Islanders are on the road to a successful career in highways engineering and maintenance after taking up apprenticeships with Island Roads.

NMC secures £3.5m of new contracts in Yorkshire


North Midland Construction (NMC) is working on a number of highways improvements in Yorkshire after securing new contracts that have a combined value in excess of £3.5 million.

Stop and Go boards get CCTV


Highways workers for a consortium containing Vinci and Ringway are now using  stop and go boards equipped with CCTV.

Extra £100m cash for road schemes


The government is putting an extra £100m on the table so enterprise zones can complete key infrastructure projects.

Pothole repair programme for A66


A £138,000 scheme to tackle potholes along the A66 west of Penrith in Cumbria will get underway later this month.

Highways Agency to build £21m viaduct


The Highways Agency is looking for a contractor to replace the Chelmer Viaduct in Essex for £21m.

Fuel thieves hit maintenance sites


Contractors are being urged to ensure that their plant and machinery is safe and secure when it is left overnight at work sites following a spate of fuel thefts.

Major sign schemes on Notts roads


Two major sign improvement schemes are set to start on the A1 and A46 in Nottinghamshire.

New £16m road for Lincolnshire


The Homes and Communities Agency is looking for a contractor to build a new £16m spine road.

Pothole claims soar in York


COMPENSATION claims by drivers who blame roads in York for damaging their cars have risen by more than 400 per cent.

Pothole for every mile of road in the UK


Britain now has a pothole for every mile of road according to new research.

£160m boost for Welsh roads


The Welsh Government will spend an extra £600m on infrastructure to stimulate growth according to plans set out in the new draft Budget this week.

£6.6m road materials deal up for grabs


Rotherham council is looking for road surfacing material suppliers for a four-year framework deal worth £6.6m.

Amey wins latest £200m ASC deal


The Highways Agency has awarded Amey a £200m deal to maintain and improve motorways and major A roads in parts of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Highways awards winners: Full list


The winners of this year's Highways Magazine Excellence Awards were unveiled at a gala evening in the west end of London last night.

Anti-skid surface problems in Worcestershire


Blackstone Island on the Bewdley Bypass will be closed for two days next week while emergency works are carried out.

CCTV installed to check on "slow" road workers


Hertfordshire County Council has installed CCTV cameras to monitor over-running roadworks which have sparked a storm of complaints from local shopkeepers.

Work starts on £56m link road


Construction work started this week on the £56m Finningley and Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme (FARRRS).

Carillion wins £7.5m safety scheme


The Highways Agency has awarded a £7.5m design and build contract to Carillion to improve safety at the A1 Elkesley junction with Jockey Lane.

Signs purge in Northamptonshire


Hundreds of road signs have been removed by Northamptonshire County Council as part of a project to de-clutter streets.

Skanska in road worker safety plea


Skanksa is taking to the airwaves in its fight to raise awareness among the public about driving safely through road works.

£20m road materials deal up for grabs


West Lothian Council is looking for a supplier of road surfacing materials under a three-year deal worth up to £20m.

Maintenance worker hit by van thief


A man has been arrested by Derbyshire police in connection with a serious collision which occurred in Willington in the early hours of Wednesday.

Wolverhampton facing highways cuts


Wolverhampton City Council is planning highways maintenance cuts as part of a £64.4m drop in its budget.

Mouchel lands £60m design deal


Mouchel has been awarded Norfolk County Council’s highways design and professional services contract which is worth up to £60m over 12 years.

Piggotts launches highways lighting division


Piggotts, best known for its Christmas lighting services across the UK, is moving into the highways sector.

Somerset County Council extends highways contract with Skanska


Somerset County Council has extended its highways maintenance contract with Skanska for another year.

Yotta wins Hounslow highways survey contract


Yotta will carry out a range of road surveys in Hounslow after being awarded a contract worth up to £100,000. 

AECOM re-appointed on Manchester framework


AECOM is set to deliver a wide portfolio of highway and public transport improvements across Greater Manchester after being re-appointed to a civil and structural engineering professional services framework. 

Government outlines infrastructure plans


Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander has confirmed that there will be no tolling on the planned A14 scheme between Cambridge and Huntingdon as the Government outlined its new National Infrastructure Plan.

HMEP wants LEAN thinking over highways


The Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) wants local authorities to use its LEAN toolkit in an effort to improve the condition and upkeep of England’s roads. 

Strong results for Mouchel


Mouchel, the international infrastructure and business services group, has announced its results for the year ended 30 September 2013.

HMEP report calls for greater efficiencies


The Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) has launched a new document that outlines a future vision for better roads and highways.

Asbestos experts acquire Yorkshire based highways specialist


Asbestos management company Lucion Environmental has acquired highways specialist MPC Northern.

Isle of Wight gets flood response unit


A fully equipped flood response unit, thought to be the first in the country, is now on standby to help keep the Isle of Wight’s roads clear from flooding.

Wilson joins Mouchel


Mouchel has appointed Gordon Wilson to the new post of highways business unit director for Scotland and Ireland.

Severe weather leads to more potholes in Kent


Kent County Council has been using extra highways crews to tackle an increase in potholes following the severe weather and flooding over the holiday period.

Amey in running for Infrastructure+ contract


Amey has been announced as the preferred bidder for Staffordshire County Council’s new Infrastructure+ contract.

Highways Agency continues lights switch-off


Lighting along three sections of motorway in the North West and West Midlands will be switched off between midnight and 5am in a move to reduce carbon emissions and light pollution.

RAC warning over road safety budget cuts


Britain should be braced for a possible increase in the number of road deaths because of cuts to the road safety budget and traffic growth caused by economic recovery.

Cash boost for road repairs in Bucks


Buckinghamshire County Council has secured extra capital spending funds from Whitehall and is promising to pump £12m of the windfall into road repairs.

Shocking state of road markings revealed


Nearly a third of Britain’s single carriageway A roads have white lines so worn out that they do not meet recognised safety standards.

Balfour wins £4.1m Durham interchange


Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering has been awarded a £4.1m contract for highway infrastructure works on the DurhamGate Project.

Council fills 220 potholes in one day


Cumbria County Council has filled in 5,000 potholes since the start of the year.

Highways worker run over by truck thief


A Leicestershire highways worker has been run over while trying to stop his truck being stolen.

Tarmac find casts doubt on Roman road theory


The belief that roads were introduced into Britain by the Romans has been called into question by a discovery at Tarmac’s Bayston Hill quarry in Shropshire.

RSTA surfacing seminar in Liverpool


The Road Surface Treatments Association is running a one day training seminar in Liverpool next month covering all the latest developments in the industry.

Managed motorways set to increase


The managed motorways programme is set to expand as England's newest hard shoulder running scheme was officially opened by Roads Minister Mike Penning this week on the M6 in the West Midlands.

Record road safety stats in Staffordshire


Death and serious injuries on roads in Staffordshire have reached record lows.

£100m pothole cash should start repair revolution


Maintenance specialists are hoping that the extra £100m for pothole repairs announced in this week's budget means the message is gradually getting through to Government over highways funding.

£9.7m junction job gets funding


A £9.7m scheme to improve two junctions on the A1 at Elkesley in Nottinghamshire has been given the green light following a review.

£4.6bn PFI maintenance contracts to go ahead


Three council PFI-based highways maintenance projects worth £4.6bn have earned a Government funding green light after unearthing big savings.

Speed camera switch-off attacked


Road safety charity Brake has condemned a decision to turn off speed cameras in Avon and Somerset as a "disgrace".

Maintenance work boosts May Gurney


Stronger than expected revenues in the highways maintenance division allowed May Gurney to post a bullish trading statement this week ahead of results later this year.

Highways departments face £895m shortfall


The cost of repairs needed to fix roads across England and Wales has risen to £10.65bn even after more than two million potholes were filled last year.

Death prompts street lights switch-on plea


A petition to turn overnight street lighting back on in Clevedon has been handed to North Somerset Council.

Nottingham picks highways contractors


Ringway and North Midlands Construction are among a list of firms selected to carry out  highways and construction work for

Ringway signs £250m Yorkshire road deal


Ringway has signed the contract to provide term maintenance and improvement services to North Yorkshire County Council and its highways network.

Plans unveiled for new Thames tunnel


Transport for London has started a consultation process with local residents on plans for a new road tunnel under the Thames at Silvertown.

First students enrol on highways university course


The University of Brighton has teamed up with seven highways authorities and their main contractors to launch a Highways Engineering MSc, billed as the first course designed specifically for local authority highways managers.

3D laser speeds-up Balfour's viaduct repair job


Nine months after a severe blaze temporarily closed the Deans Brook Viaduct, which carries the M1 over part of north London, repair work on the structure and in the surrounding area is complete

Coroner in speed limit call after tragedy


A coroner has called for road safety improvements through a village where a boy died after being knocked down while crossing for his school bus.

Ennis Prismo owner in major merger


The American parent company of road safety products specialist Ennis Prismo is merging with another highways business.

Work starts on new £13m Welsh road


Bam Nuttall has just started preliminary work on a £13m link road to a massive new housing development on a former steelworks in Newport.

Highways Agency to speed-up supplier payments


The Highways Agency is pioneering a prompt payment initiative for subcontractors and suppliers on two managed motorway schemes.

Staffordshire starts spending extra £20m maintenance cash


Staffordshire County Council will spend £750,000 upgrading a stretch of the A34 as the first scheme in a £20m increased funding package for maintenance work.

Birse bags road upgrade deals


Birse Civils has signed contracts with Birmingham City Council and Renerco Energy UK worth over £14m.

Bidders unveiled for £600m bridge


Backers of the £600m Mersey Gateway project have unveiled a shortlist of three bidders for the massive bridge project.

ICE in Budget call for more roads


Leaders of the Institution of Civil Engineers are urging the Government to use next month's Budget to push through new road spending under the National Infrastructure Plan.

Home straight for £2bn Sheffield maintenance race


The procurement for Sheffield City Council’s Highway Maintenance £2bn PFI Project has reached its final stages.

Inverness bridge revamp to cost £18m


A programme of repairs are to be made to the Kessock Bridge at Inverness starting from next year, at an estimated cost of £18m.

More schools get 20mph safety limits


Nine more Staffordshire schools will benefit from new permanent part time 20mph zones after a pilot project proved a success.

New lights, signs and barriers on M4 slip road


Work started this week to improve street lighting on slip roads serving the M4 at junction 7, near Slough in Berkshire.

Highways help May Gurney to boost results


A strong performance at the highways division helped May Gurney boost turnover and profits for the last financial year.

Authorities join forces to cut road safety costs


Six highways authorities across Berkshire have created a new shared service arrangement and appointed Road Safety Analysis (RSA) as contractor to work with them for the next four years.

Work starts on £131m Birse road job


Seven months of site preparation work starts this week on a £131m job

Highways Agency to reward suppliers


The Highways Agency has launched the second year of its successful supplier recognition scheme.

Bad weather delays M180 resurfacing work


Dreadful weather has delayed road improvement works on the M180 near Doncaster which were due to start this week.

Essex gets extra £11m for pothole repairs


Essex County Council is planning to invest an extra £11m to repair the damage caused to roads following the severe weather of recent months.

Balfour wins £300m maintenance deal


Balfour Beatty has been confirmed as the winner of a £300m new-style maintenance contract in the north west.

EnterpriseMouchel sets supply chain standards


EnterpriseMouchel (EM) has achieved British Standards certification for collaborative working with the client and its supply chain on the Central Southern England maintenance deal for the Highways Agency.

Congestion busting contract to start on A14


Advance work on a £20m contract designed to reduce congestion along the A14 in Cambridgeshire will start next month.

Extra cash for Cambridgeshire highways


Cambridgeshire County Council has approved a package of highway improvements in East Cambridgeshire, Fenland and Huntingdonshire.

£80m to be spent on improving Liverpool’s roads


Liverpool City Council is set to invest £80 million over the next eight years in an effort to improve the condition of the city’s highways network.

JPCS expands highways team


JPCS is expanding in the area of highways with the appointment of two business development professionals.

Apprentices join Carillion


Three civil engineering apprentices will work on two major road projects on behalf of Carillion.

Skanska launches recruitment drive


Skanska wants people with technical and design skills to join its growing highways team in Bristol.

Highways acquisition lifts Skanska’s profits


The acquisition of Atkins Highways Services helped Skanska’s UK construction business record a significant jump in revenue in the first quarter of 2014.

Yotta software helps keep street lights connected in north west


The latest Internet hosted software from Yotta is helping to keep highways across the north west of England illuminated at night.

JCB chairman champions British engineering


JCB chairman Lord Bamford has used his maiden speech in the House of Lords to champion the cause of engineering and British manufacturing

Scots demand more road repairs


The vast majority of Scots want the government to prioritise the repair of the existing road network over building new roads.

Resurfacing work delayed on M5


The start of a three month resurfacing project on the M5 between junctions 27 and 28 has been delayed by the Highways Agency.

Speed cameras catch thousands on Dartford Crossing


Nearly 25,000 drivers have been caught speeding on the Dartford Crossing since new speed cameras were installed.

Speeding fines set to quadruple


Maximum fines for speeding on motorways could increase from £2,500 to £10,000.

Worker paralysed in gritter fall


A Glasgow company has been fined after a worker was left paralysed from the neck down when he fell around three metres from the top of a gritter.

£6m boost for Argyll and Bute route


Another six million pounds is to be invested on the A83 in Argyll and Bute to mitigate the effects of landslides and improve the performance of the route.

Road collapses in Lancashire


Highways engineers have been forced to close a stretch of the A682 Gisburn Road near Pendle after part of the route collapsed on Tuesday morning.

Connect Roads wins £745m Aberdeen Bypass


Scotland’s transport minister Keith Brown has named the Connect Roads consortium as preferred bidder to build the Aberdeen bypass project.

Colas and URS woo highways authorities


Colas and URS have launched their integrated services package to highways professionals to show local authorities how they can cut maintenance costs.

Repairs to start on A431 landslip


Bath & North East Somerset Council is set to start the next phase of work to permanently repair the A431 Kelston Road following exhaustive geological tests of the landslip site.

Cyclist claims £50,000 after pothole fall


A cyclist who was thrown from his bike after hitting a pothole is suing Gwynedd council for £50,000 damages.

Record profits for Osborne


Osborne has reported a record pre-tax profit of £5.2 million in the year to 31 March 2014 as it looks to strengthen its position in the highways market.

Parsons Brinckerhoff expands highways team


Parsons Brinckerhoff has expanded its highways and transportation team and is opening a new office in Croydon, south London.

Businessman builds private toll road to avoid roadworks


A businessman has set up a temporary private toll road so that motorists can avoid roadworks on the A431 between Bath and Bristol.

Road repair team in bus stop blunder


A road repair team in Bristol have been left red-faced after misspelling ‘Bus Stop’ during work in the city centre.

Work to start on £18m Aberdeen bridge


Balfour Beatty will start work on the third bridge over the River Don in Aberdeen next week.

Work starts on extra lane for M6 link road


Work starts this week on a £1.7m Highways Agency scheme at junction 26 of the M6 to build an extra lane to the northbound side of the link road to the A577 Orrell Road.

£1m upgrade for Birmingham Airport link


A three month programme of road works started this week to widen the A45 (Coventry Road) westbound carriageway into Birmingham Airport.

£9bn to be spent on maintenance by 2021


The Government has confirmed plans to build around 900 extra lane miles of road capacity on England’s strategic highway network by 2021.

Atkins launches "next generation" of composite bridges


Atkins believes technology used to build the latest aircraft can save millions by being adapted to construct a new generation of bridges.

Chester roundabout to get £5.3m upgrade


Work on a £5.3m upgrade of the A55 and A483 roundabout near Chester will start next month.

Cambridge to extend 20mph limit across city


Residents in the south, west and central areas of Cambridge are set to be consulted on the roll-out of a city-wide 20mph speed limit.

Local firms losing out on resurfacing deals


Local civil engineering bosses have slammed the way Hull City Council highways contracts are being awarded.

Atkins and Hyder land Highways Agency tech deal


Atkins, in partnership with Hyder, have been awarded a three-year contract by the Highways Agency to deliver specialist technical support to the seven Regional Control Centres (RCCs) across England.

Go-ahead for £130m bypass


Costain has got the go-ahead to build a £130m bypass on one of the north west’s busiest A roads.

Councils face challenge over parking policies


Local residents and businesses could be given powers to challenge councils over the use of yellow lines and unfair parking charges.

Delays hit Welsh road bridge


A new £20m bridge being built by Hochtief in Gwynedd will not open to traffic until next Spring.

Berkshire council switches off 500 street lights


Wokingham Borough Council  is switching off more than 500 street lights to save money.

Drivers group calls for halt in spread of 20mph zones


Pressure group the Alliance of British Drivers is calling for the Government to halt the roll out of 20mph zones.

Motorway documentary to air next week


A behind the scenes documentary showing what it takes to keep one of the country’s busiest motorways open starts next week.

Bournemouth road damage worse than feared


Work to repair a main road in Bournemouth has been extended after contractors discovered severe damage on the route.

Plans unveiled for 18 mile bike super highways


Plans for Europe’s longest substantially-segregated urban cycleways have been unveiled in London.

Velocity patcher powers through Beds potholes


More than 1,200 potholes have been fixed in Central Bedfordshire in the last three weeks.

Shortlists revealed for Highways awards


The shortlists for this year's Highways Magazine Excellence Awards 2014  have  been confirmed by the judging panel.

Breedon buys stake in skid-resistant stone supplier


The UK’s largest independent aggregates business Breedon has bought a 50% stake in the owner and operator of Tan-y-Foel quarry near Welshpool.

Highways safety video shocker


A video has been posted on Youtube showing a lorry driving through a highways maintenance site.

Highways projects help drive Kier’s results


Kier has announced strong results for the year ended 30 June 2014 after strengthening its position in the highways market.

Work starts on £9.3m Devon junction upgrade


Work will start this month on a £9.3m scheme to provide an extra lane to ease congestion at one of Devon’s busiest junctions.

Forth Bridge costs cut by £50m


Another £50m has been shaved-off construction costs of the new Forth Bridge in Scotland.

Volunteers could work on Devon highways


Cost-cuts at Devon County Council could see volunteers working on the region's highways.

Liverpool starts £80m highways upgrade


Work starts this week on the first phase of an £80m investment in Liverpool’s highways network.

Boost for road studs and markings in Yorkshire


Work to improve the A64 between Claxton and Musley Bank near Malton in North Yorkshire will begin next week.

Road rage forces switch to evening work on resurfacing job


Highways chiefs in Cheshire have been forced to switch to evening working on a resurfacing job after road rage incidents with motorists.

Foreign drivers dodge £2.3m in speeding fines


The Institute of Advanced Motorists has revealed that overseas drivers have escaped 23,295 speeding offences since January 2013 – the equivalent of £2.3m worth of speeding tickets.

M5 police crackdown catches 291 drivers


The first ever policing operation covering the entire length of the M5 has resulted in 291 people being dealt with for traffic and other offences. 

Campaign to cut death toll on country roads


The Department of Transport's THINK! safety campaign is launching a new push to cut the 60% of fatalities which occur on country roads.

Birmingham unveils highways winners


Birmingham City Council has released details of its preferred highways improvements contractors for the next four years.

Barr sells aggregates business


Scottish construction group Barr has sold its quarry business to fast-expanding Breedon Aggregates.

Only three tables left for Highways awards night


There are only 10 days until the winners of this year’s Highways Magazine Excellence Awards are announced at the celebration dinner and ceremony.

Road marking lorry explodes on resurfacing job


A roadworker suffered burns when a vehicle carrying gas-heated cauldrons exploded in Bristol.

Public satisfaction with road condition improves


The results of a survey that collects public perspectives on highways and transportation services in local authority areas show a slight increase in satisfaction.

Costs cut by £220m on Aberdeen bypass


The cost of the Aberdeen bypass has been driven down by almost £220m over the life of the contract.

Pothole sends lump of concrete flying through windscreen


Police are blaming a deteriorating road surface after a lump of concrete smashed through a driver's windscreen in Essex.

Utilities worker crushed by telehandler


Civils contractor Complete Utilities Ltd has been prosecuted after an employee was crushed to death at work.

Council finds extra cash for gritting and lighting


Cambridgeshire County Council highway chiefs have secured extra funding for gritting and street lighting to stave off imminent cuts.

Highways site uses Google Earth


A Costain team is using Google Earth to help build its £193m A556 upgrade in Cheshire.

1000th Highways Agency site joins Considerate Constructors scheme


The Highways Agency has been presented with a Milestone Award from the Considerate Constructors Scheme after becoming the first construction client to have 1,000 sites registered.

Drivers praised at Bedford roadworks


Motorists have been praised for their driving on a £4.5m project to resurface the A421 Bedford southern bypass between the A6 at Elstow and the A4280 at Renhold.

Highways Agency abandons bids on £825m ASC contracts


The Highways Agency has told contractors that it is abandoning long-running bid races for asset support contracts in areas 4 and 12.

EM Highways tops latest StART league


The Highways Agency has published the latest rankings for companies using its Strategic Alignment Review Tool (StART).

Kent to spend £40m on LED lights switchover


Kent County Council is planning to invest £40m to convert its 120,000 street lights to a centrally-controlled LED lighting system.

Balfour and Skanska JV lands M25 upgrade


The joint venture of Balfour Beatty and Skanska, has been selected for a £55m scheme to upgrade junction 30 of the M25.

English councils face 1.8% funding cut next year


Councils across England are facing an average cut of 1.8% in their spending power for 2015-2016.

HA to trial energy generating barriers


The Highways Agency has started trials on a new generation of innovative noise barriers.

Contractors invited to bid for £750m highways framework


Contractors are being invited to bid for work on the £750 million Eastern Highways Alliance framework.

Strong growth for Aggregate Industries’ contracting division


Aggregate Industries’ contracting division closed 2014 with a 37% increase in volume on the previous year, helped by a number of contract wins in the highways market.

Highways degree extended to firms across UK


Attracting new talent to the industry could now be made easier with a masters degree in highway engineering management extended to include all private sector firms across the country.

Government pledge to create thousands of highways apprenticeships


The government has pledged to create more than 30,000 apprenticeship places across the road and rail industry during the lifetime of this Parliament.

Huge fine for council after car park barrier tragedy


North Lincolnshire Council has been fined £160,000 after a man died when his car drove into a horizontal swing barrier gate to a car park at a sports ground.

£56m boost for local suppliers on Scottish motorway scheme


More than £56m of work has been placed with local Scottish subcontractors so far on the M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project.

Kier and Surrey CC plan careers college to train highways workforce


Kier and Surrey County Council are set to launch a ‘construction academy’ that will see them train their own highways workforce.

NMC wins £4m contract for public realm work in Sheffield


North Midland Construction (NM Group) will undertake public realm work in Sheffield after being awarded a contract worth £4 million by the city council.

Kier wins £160m Surrey highways extension


Kier Group has been awarded a £160 million four-year extension to its highways maintenance contract with Surrey County Council.

Mott MacDonald strengthens highways team with appointment of Westbrook


Norrie Westbrook has joined Mott MacDonald as highways business development director.

New highways director joins Mott MacDonald


David Webster has been appointed as highways director for Scotland and Northern Ireland at Mott MacDonald.

£10m of road surfacing work to take place in Suffolk


Suffolk County Council will spend an additional £10 million on road surface dressing before September.

Gloucestershire CC spending extra £1m on road repairs


Gloucestershire County Council will spend an additional £1 million on road repairs.

Haluch named managing director of Amey's highways business


James Haluch has been appointed managing director of Amey's newly formed highways business.

Young people on the road to a career in highways


A trial scheme aimed at providing young people with the skills to launch a highways career has proved so successful that it will be rolled out further next year.

Mouchel wins contract extension with Leeds City Council


Leeds City Council has awarded Mouchel a contract extension that will see the company deliver highways and transportation services on behalf of the local authority until August 2018.

New Year’s Honours sees highways and transport professionals recognised


The chief executive of FM Conway was one of a number of highways and transportation professionals recognised in the New Year’s Honours list.   

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North Yorkshire County Council
£24,313 to £34,788
An excellent candidate is required to prove to have the desire and ambition to progress and develop into an exciting career, and... North Yorkshire
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Part Time Community Rail Partnership Officer

Essex County Council
£24000 - £26275 per annum + Plus Excellent Benefits Package
Please note that this position is being offer on a part time basis, covering 23 hours per week. Working Pattern TBC. England, Essex, Rochford
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Development Management Engineer

North Yorkshire County Council
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Environmental Health Officer and Grad EHO – Private Sector Housing with benefits* x 2

Camden London Borough Council
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We have an exciting opportunity for two organised and enthusiastic Environment Health Officers  or a qualified graduate working towards their... Camden, London (Greater)
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Ugobus Driver x 7 positions

Essex County Council
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Highways Engineer

Rutland County Council
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Senior Highways Manager

Rutland County Council
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Road Safety Assistant (Cycling)

London Borough of Bexley
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Key Route Network Manager

Liverpool City Region
£63,753 - £71,747
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Medium/Heavy Vehicle Mechanic - January 2020

North West Leicestershire District Council
You could earn up to £28,785 + 0.75 hours per week plain time overtime
Tasks will include preparation for DVSA annual examination, servicing, general and defect generated repairs, fault finding including diagnostic tests. Coalville, Leicestershire
Recruiter: North West Leicestershire District Council

Senior Engineer (Co-ordinator) - 2 jobs

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£22,462 - £29,636 + £2000 Market Rate Supplement
The role is in the Highway Network Management & Co-ordination (HNMC) Team, which is part of Operational Services. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Surface Water Engineer

Essex County Council
£30001.0 - £35350 per annum
At Essex County Council, we're passionate about helping deliver economic growth, the best starts in life and the chance to age well for people in the England, Essex, Chelmsford
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Highways Operations Manager

Swindon Borough Council
Salary up to £41,494 p.a.
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Director Neighbourhood & Enforcement

Telford & Wrekin Council
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Telford and Wrekin is a great place to live, work, visit and do business. Telford, Shropshire
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Senior Engineer (Highways Maintenance Design)

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
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Highways Projects Engineer

Cambridgeshire County Council
£33,153 - £35,755
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Lead Practitioner (Infrastructure)

Newark & Sherwood District Council
£33,799 to £35,934 per annum
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Brent Council
£55,638 - £58,779 p.a. inc.
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School Crossing Patrol

Brent Council
£21,591 - £22,377 p.a. inc. pro rata. (£11.50 per hour)
A school crossing patrol officer is responsible for assisting children to cross the road safely on their way to and from school. Brent, London (Greater)
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Traffic Engineering Team Leader

Telford & Wrekin Council
£39,782 - £42,683
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