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Plans progress for A9 safety upgrade

10/03/2011

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

10/03/2011

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

31/03/2011

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

CBI wants independence for Highways Agency

08/04/2011

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

08/04/2011

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

08/04/2011

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

08/04/2011

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

08/04/2011

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

14/04/2011

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

14/04/2011

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

14/04/2011

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

14/04/2011

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

14/04/2011

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

20/04/2011

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

19/04/2011

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

20/04/2011

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

Cost fears over road works permit scheme

20/04/2011

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

27/04/2011

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

27/04/2011

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

27/04/2011

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

27/04/2011

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

27/04/2011

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

05/05/2011

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

05/05/2011

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

Highways Agency green light for ramp metering

05/05/2011

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

05/05/2011

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

12/05/2011

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

12/05/2011

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

12/05/2011

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

12/05/2011

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

12/05/2011

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

19/05/2011

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

19/05/2011

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

19/05/2011

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

19/05/2011

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

19/05/2011

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

26/05/2011

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

26/05/2011

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

26/05/2011

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

26/05/2011

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

26/05/2011

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

02/06/2011

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

02/06/2011

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

Costain saves £15m on Welsh road job

02/06/2011

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

02/06/2011

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

02/06/2011

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

08/06/2011

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

08/06/2011

Highways contractor West Norfolk Surfacing has gone into administration.

PFI lighting scheme plan for Northamptonshire

08/06/2011

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

08/06/2011

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

08/06/2011

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

Doncaster joins Midlands Highway Alliance

15/06/2011

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

M74 contractors beat budget by £20m

15/06/2011

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

15/06/2011

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

15/06/2011

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

15/06/2011

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

23/06/2011

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

MP calls for M56 resurfacing

23/06/2011

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

23/06/2011

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

23/06/2011

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

23/06/2011

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

Safety call for better signs and markings

30/06/2011

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

30/06/2011

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

30/06/2011

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

30/06/2011

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

30/06/2011

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

07/07/2011

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

07/07/2011

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

07/07/2011

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

07/07/2011

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

Manhole thieves pose as highway engineers

07/07/2011

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

14/07/2011

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

14/07/2011

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

14/07/2011

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

14/07/2011

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

14/07/2011

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

21/07/2011

The Hindhead Tunnel will open to traffic next Wednesday.

Bath bids for £34.3m transport funding

21/07/2011

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

21/07/2011

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

21/07/2011

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

28/07/2011

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

28/07/2011

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

28/07/2011

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

28/07/2011

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

28/07/2011

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

04/08/2011

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

04/08/2011

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

04/08/2011

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

Huge fine after roadworker death

04/08/2011

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

04/08/2011

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

11/08/2011

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

11/08/2011

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

11/08/2011

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

11/08/2011

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

11/08/2011

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

11/08/2011

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

11/08/2011

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

Probe into cost of road materials

18/08/2011

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

18/08/2011

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

Costain helps council save roads cash

18/08/2011

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

18/08/2011

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

2000-year-old road unearthed

18/08/2011

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

18/08/2011

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

18/08/2011

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

25/08/2011

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

25/08/2011

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

25/08/2011

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

25/08/2011

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

Highways bright spot for North Midland

25/08/2011

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

25/08/2011

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

25/08/2011

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

01/09/2011

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

01/09/2011

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

Speed plea to protect road workers

01/09/2011

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

01/09/2011

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

01/09/2011

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

01/09/2011

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

01/09/2011

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

Councillors attack state of local roads

08/09/2011

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

08/09/2011

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

08/09/2011

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

Spy plane speeds up M1 improvement work

08/09/2011

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

08/09/2011

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

08/09/2011

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

VMS signs contract up for grabs in Wirral

08/09/2011

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

15/09/2011

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

Pothole hotline proves a success

15/09/2011

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

Good practice call for pothole review

15/09/2011

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

15/09/2011

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

15/09/2011

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

Signs complaints scupper speed limit reduction

15/09/2011

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

22/09/2011

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

22/09/2011

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

22/09/2011

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

Major resurfacing for Lego road

22/09/2011

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

22/09/2011

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

Quartet win £55m gantry framework

22/09/2011

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

Maintenance worker drops streetlight on toddler

22/09/2011

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

29/09/2011

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

29/09/2011

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

Markings and stud contract on A46

29/09/2011

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

29/09/2011

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

29/09/2011

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

APT Skidata wins Hilton parking job

29/09/2011

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

06/10/2011

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

Woking A320 collapses trapping car

06/10/2011

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

06/10/2011

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

£590m Mersey Gateway wins final go-ahead

06/10/2011

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

06/10/2011

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

06/10/2011

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

Race starts for £1.1bn asset support framework

06/10/2011

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

13/10/2011

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

Winners for £50m street improvement framework

13/10/2011

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

13/10/2011

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

Firms wanted for £1.8bn London road repairs

13/10/2011

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

Three die in lamp post crash

13/10/2011

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

Croydon win for EnterpriseMouchel

13/10/2011

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

13/10/2011

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

Work starts on £150m managed motorway

20/10/2011

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

20/10/2011

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

20/10/2011

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

20/10/2011

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

20/10/2011

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

20/10/2011

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

27/10/2011

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

27/10/2011

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

27/10/2011

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

27/10/2011

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

27/10/2011

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

27/10/2011

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

27/10/2011

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

03/11/2011

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

03/11/2011

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

10/11/2011

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

10/11/2011

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

10/11/2011

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

Driver fined for breaking HA road block

10/11/2011

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

10/11/2011

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

10/11/2011

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

Hopes grow for road investment

17/11/2011

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

17/11/2011

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

17/11/2011

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

17/11/2011

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

17/11/2011

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

17/11/2011

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

17/11/2011

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

Council bids to take on HA roads

17/11/2011

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

24/11/2011

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

24/11/2011

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

24/11/2011

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

24/11/2011

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

24/11/2011

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

24/11/2011

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

01/12/2011

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

01/12/2011

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

Mouchel wins managed motorways

01/12/2011

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

01/12/2011

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

01/12/2011

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

01/12/2011

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

01/12/2011

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

08/12/2011

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

08/12/2011

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

08/12/2011

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

08/12/2011

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

FM Conway asphalt plant is busiest in country

08/12/2011

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

New concrete barriers for M5

08/12/2011

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

Council slashes pothole repair time

08/12/2011

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

£150m funding for junction improvement

15/12/2011

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

15/12/2011

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

15/12/2011

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

15/12/2011

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

Toll plan for A14 improvements

15/12/2011

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

15/12/2011

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

Watchdog warns over maintenance cuts

15/12/2011

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

Ringway bags £240m Shropshire contract

22/12/2011

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

22/12/2011

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

Ayrshire traffic signs job up for grabs

22/12/2011

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

Happy Christmas from Highways on Fridays

22/12/2011

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

22/12/2011

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

22/12/2011

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

05/01/2012

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

12/01/2012

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

19/01/2012

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

Swansea needs maintenance contractor

19/01/2012

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

19/01/2012

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

19/01/2012

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

19/01/2012

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

19/01/2012

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

26/01/2012

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

26/01/2012

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

Digger horror on M1 widening job

26/01/2012

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

26/01/2012

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

26/01/2012

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

26/01/2012

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

26/01/2012

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

Suffolk bundles £500m contract

02/02/2012

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

Milton Keynes to outsource highways

02/02/2012

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

Hunt starts for Welsh maintenance firms

02/02/2012

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

Solar road studs for M42

02/02/2012

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

02/02/2012

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

02/02/2012

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

09/02/2012

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

09/02/2012

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

16/02/2012

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

Ten in frame for £1.8bn London maintenance deal

01/03/2012

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

01/03/2012

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

01/03/2012

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

01/03/2012

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

01/03/2012

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

Studs and marking work on A64

01/03/2012

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

01/03/2012

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

Yotta wins Highways Agency survey contract

08/03/2012

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

08/03/2012

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

08/03/2012

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

08/03/2012

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

08/03/2012

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

08/03/2012

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

Safety upgrade to M6 studs and markings

08/03/2012

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

15/03/2012

Firms can now enter the Highways Magazine Excellence Awards 2012.

Fast-track planning for Costain M6 job

15/03/2012

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

15/03/2012

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

15/03/2012

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

Road works fines to quadruple

15/03/2012

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

15/03/2012

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

15/03/2012

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

Budget green light for new £56m road

22/03/2012

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

22/03/2012

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

22/03/2012

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

Network privatisation on the cards

22/03/2012

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

Southwark runs parallel maintenance bids

22/03/2012

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

22/03/2012

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

22/03/2012

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

29/03/2012

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

29/03/2012

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

29/03/2012

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

29/03/2012

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

Design talks start on £600m Mersey bridge

29/03/2012

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

29/03/2012

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

Bidders wanted for £415m motorway job

29/03/2012

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

Amey signs £35m Hampshire maintenance extension

04/04/2012

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

Councils save £1m bundling repairs

04/04/2012

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

04/04/2012

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

04/04/2012

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

04/04/2012

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

04/04/2012

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

M62 shut as late winter bites

04/04/2012

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

Amey wins £2bn Sheffield highways deal

12/04/2012

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

Pothole review preaches prevention

12/04/2012

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

£1m for streetlights in York

12/04/2012

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

Bids invited for A75 and A77

12/04/2012

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

12/04/2012

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

M1 resurfacing starts this month

12/04/2012

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

12/04/2012

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

16/04/2012

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

Clearview renews A1 traffic monitoring deal

17/04/2012

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

18/04/2012

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

19/04/2012

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

19/04/2012

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

Pothole specialist Velocity gets new owner

19/04/2012

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

Roads redone after sub-standard materials used

19/04/2012

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

EnterpriseMouchel hits safety milestone

20/04/2012

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

23/04/2012

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

Staffordshire in major street lighting revamp

24/04/2012

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

24/04/2012

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

25/04/2012

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

Experts discuss managing road network

26/04/2012

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

Agency looks for Area 8 contractor

25/04/2012

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

£12m road scheme launched in Scotland

26/04/2012

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

Daily news now on Highways site

26/04/2012

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

500 highways contracts up for grabs

26/04/2012

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

27/04/2012

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

27/04/2012

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

Plant thieves raid highways site

30/04/2012

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

Balfour lands major roads contracts

01/05/2012

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

01/05/2012

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

02/05/2012

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%

03/05/2012

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

03/05/2012

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

03/05/2012

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

04/05/2012

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

08/05/2012

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

08/05/2012

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

08/05/2012

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

20mph limit scheme to cost £500k in Somerset

09/05/2012

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

Galliford Try wins £109m bypass

10/05/2012

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

10/05/2012

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

11/05/2012

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

14/05/2012

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

Blaze hits highways safety factory

14/05/2012

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

15/05/2012

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

16/05/2012

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

16/05/2012

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

16/05/2012

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

17/05/2012

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

17/05/2012

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

18/05/2012

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

Council saves £2m in lights switch-off

21/05/2012

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

22/05/2012

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

Amey highways deal to save Windsor £200k

22/05/2012

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

23/05/2012

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

24/05/2012

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

Highways hero stops runaway car

24/05/2012

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

Spaghetti Junction is 40 years old

24/05/2012

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

Sweeping reforms for national road network

24/05/2012

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

25/05/2012

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

28/05/2012

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

29/05/2012

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

29/05/2012

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

30/05/2012

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

£300m flyover repair deals up for grabs

30/05/2012

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

31/05/2012

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

31/05/2012

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

01/06/2012

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

06/06/2012

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

06/06/2012

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

07/06/2012

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

APT wins Brighton car park contracts

07/06/2012

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

07/06/2012

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

Street lights revamp in Somerset

07/06/2012

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

11/06/2012

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

Ten take places on £50m highways deal

12/06/2012

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

Work to start on £9.8m bridge

19/06/2012

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

Balfour starts £2.5m surface dressing scheme

19/06/2012

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

New gantries for M62 managed motorway

20/06/2012

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

21/06/2012

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

21/06/2012

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

21/06/2012

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

21/06/2012

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

Welsh road repair winners unveiled

22/06/2012

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

28/06/2012

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

22/06/2012

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

25/06/2012

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

25/06/2012

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

26/06/2012

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

26/06/2012

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

27/06/2012

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

28/06/2012

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

Major maintenance starts on A627

28/06/2012

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

28/06/2012

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

29/06/2012

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

29/06/2012

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

02/07/2012

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

02/07/2012

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

03/07/2012

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

04/07/2012

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

04/07/2012

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

05/07/2012

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

05/07/2012

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

06/07/2012

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

06/07/2012

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

09/07/2012

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

10/07/2012

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

10/07/2012

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

Call to cut speed limit on rural roads

11/07/2012

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

Highways Agency working round the clock to reopen M4

12/07/2012

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

12/07/2012

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

12/07/2012

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

M4 reopens as viaduct repairs completed

13/07/2012

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

Speed limit guidance launched

13/07/2012

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

16/07/2012

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

Metric wins Salford parking contract

17/07/2012

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

18/07/2012

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

18/07/2012

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

18/07/2012

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

19/07/2012

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

Action demanded as road deaths rise

19/07/2012

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

19/07/2012

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

£6.6m upgrade to start on M60

20/07/2012

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

20/07/2012

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

24/07/2012

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

25/07/2012

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

21/07/2012

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

25/07/2012

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

23/07/2012

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

Lincolnshire highways £60m framework awarded

26/07/2012

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

30/07/2012

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

30/07/2012

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

ARTSM boosts membership

30/07/2012

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

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

31/07/2012

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

31/07/2012

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

31/07/2012

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

Funding road clear ahead for £2bn Sheffield deal

31/07/2012

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

30/03/2017

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

02/08/2012

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

Contractor wanted for £14m Dumfries road revamp

02/08/2012

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%

03/08/2012

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

Plans to cut speed limit on Durham road

06/08/2012

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

07/08/2012

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

07/08/2012

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

Mobile sign specialists join forces

08/08/2012

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

09/08/2012

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"

09/08/2012

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

M55 to be patched-up

09/08/2012

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

10/08/2012

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

13/08/2012

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

14/08/2012

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

14/08/2012

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

Drainage work to last five months on A49

15/08/2012

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

15/08/2012

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

16/08/2012

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

17/08/2012

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

20/08/2012

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

Maybole bypass moves a step closer

21/08/2012

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

21/08/2012

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

21/08/2012

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

22/08/2012

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

23/08/2012

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

23/08/2012

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

23/08/2012

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

£75m upgrade for Dartford Crossing

28/08/2012

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

28/08/2012

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

29/08/2012

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

AECOM lands Herts council deal

29/08/2012

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

30/08/2012

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

Poor roads cost councils £15m in compensation

30/08/2012

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

31/08/2012

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

New Executive Director at HTMA

03/09/2012

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

Dartford charges to rise next month

04/09/2012

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

Pothole repairs speeded-up on A52

04/09/2012

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

05/09/2012

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

06/09/2012

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

Hull dumps 40mm pothole rule

06/09/2012

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

06/09/2012

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

New signs guidance launched

07/09/2012

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

07/09/2012

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

10/09/2012

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

Balfour to build private motorway junction

10/09/2012

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

11/09/2012

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

13/09/2012

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

13/09/2012

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

Drivers cut through M60 road works

12/09/2012

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

Site prep work starts on £247m motorway

12/09/2012

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

Shortlists unveiled for Highways awards

13/09/2012

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

Start for Ipswich roundabout upgrade

14/09/2012

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

17/09/2012

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

18/09/2012

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

19/09/2012

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

M6 lights switched-off permanently

19/09/2012

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

20/09/2012

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

21/09/2012

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

24/09/2012

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

24/09/2012

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

25/09/2012

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

First postgraduate awards for road experts

26/09/2012

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

26/09/2012

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

27/09/2012

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

28/09/2012

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

Dartford Crossing toll contract worth £478m

27/09/2012

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

27/09/2012

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

01/10/2012

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

Work to start on £50m link road

02/10/2012

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

03/10/2012

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

09/10/2012

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

3M buys traffic and parking specialists

03/10/2012

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

04/10/2012

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

All change on Scottish maintenance contracts

04/10/2012

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

10/10/2012

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

05/10/2012

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

08/10/2012

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

CBI demands highways revolution

08/10/2012

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

08/10/2012

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

Excellence awards winners: Full List

11/10/2012

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

Nine-week barrier job on M54

10/10/2012

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

11/10/2012

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

11/10/2012

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

12/10/2012

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

15/10/2012

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

16/10/2012

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

Court clears way for £400m Aberdeen bypass

17/10/2012

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

17/10/2012

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

17/10/2012

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

19/10/2012

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

21/10/2012

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

23/10/2012

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

24/10/2012

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

Bid race starts for £120m bridge

25/10/2012

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

25/10/2012

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

Signal upgrade on A5

25/10/2012

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

£400m Herefordshire deal out to tender

26/10/2012

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

Welsh roads suffer from lack of investment

29/10/2012

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

30/10/2012

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

Anti-roads campaigners get £2.5m Lush fund

30/10/2012

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

31/10/2012

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

01/11/2012

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

Builder wanted for £24m link road

01/11/2012

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

02/11/2012

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

05/11/2012

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

06/11/2012

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

TRL reports go free online

03/12/2012

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

Balfour lands £500m Suffolk maintenance deal

03/12/2012

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

04/12/2012

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

04/12/2012

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

05/12/2012

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

Osborne announces extra £333m for maintenance

05/12/2012

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

New barrier upgrade saves time and money

06/12/2012

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

07/12/2012

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

11/12/2012

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

12/12/2012

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

13/12/2012

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

13/12/2012

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

Durham dims lights to save £1.3m

13/12/2012

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

14/12/2012

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

17/12/2012

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

17/12/2012

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

18/12/2012

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

19/12/2012

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

20/12/2012

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

Balfour lands £150m WIltshire deal

20/12/2012

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

21/12/2012

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

02/01/2013

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

M62 team reunite lost dog with owners

02/01/2013

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

03/01/2013

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

03/01/2013

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

03/01/2013

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

03/01/2013

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

04/01/2013

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

Start date for £321m M25 upgrade

07/01/2013

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

07/01/2013

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

Mittal launches new materials business

08/01/2013

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

09/01/2013

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

10/01/2013

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

10/01/2013

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

11/01/2013

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

14/01/2013

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

14/01/2013

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

15/01/2013

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

16/01/2013

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

17/01/2013

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

Thurrock in hunt for highways firms

17/01/2013

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

Speed limit guidance published for councils

18/01/2013

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

22/01/2013

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

March start for £22m Taunton road

21/01/2013

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

Suffolk restarts £500m maintenance tender race

21/01/2013

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

22/01/2013

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

23/01/2013

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

Traffic flow trial on A20

24/01/2013

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

Bid race begins for £500m Aberdeen bypass

24/01/2013

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

Balfour highways team heads down under

25/01/2013

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

25/01/2013

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

28/01/2013

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

North Midland merges highways division

29/01/2013

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

30/01/2013

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

31/01/2013

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

31/01/2013

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

31/01/2013

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

FM Conway lab offers asphalt and aggies tests

04/02/2013

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

01/02/2013

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

Councillors get control of highways cash

04/02/2013

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

05/02/2013

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

Put your questions in annual highways survey

07/02/2013

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

06/02/2013

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

06/02/2013

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

07/02/2013

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

Leicester wants surface dressing supplier

08/02/2013

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

11/02/2013

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

12/02/2013

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

12/02/2013

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"

13/02/2013

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

Academics promote better pothole repairs

13/02/2013

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

14/02/2013

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

14/02/2013

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

15/02/2013

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

18/02/2013

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

19/02/2013

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

19/02/2013

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

May Gurney lands huge Suffolk highways deal

19/02/2013

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

20/02/2013

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

Amey owner buys Enterprise

21/02/2013

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

Go-ahead for £27m Cornish link road

22/02/2013

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

25/02/2013

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'

26/02/2013

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

27/02/2013

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

28/02/2013

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

28/02/2013

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

01/03/2013

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

Highways efficiency seminars now online

01/03/2013

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

18/03/2013

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

19/03/2013

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

19/03/2013

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

Managed motorway speed signs switch-on

20/03/2013

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

Disappointing budget for highways

20/03/2013

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

21/03/2013

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

Highways team channel inner Sinatra

21/03/2013

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

21/03/2013

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

22/03/2013

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

25/03/2013

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

26/03/2013

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

27/03/2013

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

Councils dragging feet on 20mph limits

27/03/2013

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

27/03/2013

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

27/03/2013

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

01/04/2013

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

Manufacturers demand more road maintenance

02/04/2013

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

02/04/2013

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

03/04/2013

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

04/04/2013

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

05/04/2013

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

05/04/2013

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

Agency plea over road worker safety

08/04/2013

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

09/04/2013

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

10/04/2013

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+

11/04/2013

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

12/04/2013

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

15/04/2013

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

£70m win for Lafarge Tarmac

15/04/2013

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

16/04/2013

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

Matthew Lugg joins Mouchel

18/04/2013

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

18/04/2013

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

Lincolnshire highways deals up for grabs

19/04/2013

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

22/04/2013

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

23/04/2013

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

Norfolk overspends by £1.2m on gritting

23/04/2013

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

24/04/2013

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

24/04/2013

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

£3m design deal to unblock Scottish bottleneck

25/04/2013

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

29/04/2013

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

Worker killed operating tarmac cutter

29/04/2013

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

02/05/2013

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

10/06/2013

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

Cumbria road improvements approved

11/06/2013

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

EM awarded Area 3 ASC contract

11/06/2013

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

13/06/2013

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

13/06/2013

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

Balfour Beatty awarded £200m highways contract

14/06/2013

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

Documentary series shows London’s roads in action

19/06/2013

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

18/06/2013

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

Staffordshire Council searching for new highways provider

21/06/2013

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

24/06/2013

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

Funding secured for key junction improvements in Warwickshire

24/06/2013

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

£50m Greenwich highways deal up for grabs

10/07/2013

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

15/07/2013

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

Government guarantees roads spending

16/07/2013

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

25/07/2013

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

12/08/2013

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

20/08/2013

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

Shanks joins JPCS

23/08/2013

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

27/08/2013

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

Lafarge Tarmac wins £480m highways deal

27/08/2013

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

Council fixes 50,000th pothole

29/08/2013

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

Book your Highways awards table now

03/09/2013

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

Hounslow Highways takes collaborative approach

09/09/2013

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

10/09/2013

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

18/09/2013

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

Apprentices join Island Roads

19/09/2013

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

24/09/2013

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

07/10/2013

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

07/10/2013

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

Pothole repair programme for A66

08/10/2013

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

08/10/2013

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

Fuel thieves hit maintenance sites

08/10/2013

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

09/10/2013

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

New £16m road for Lincolnshire

09/10/2013

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

Pothole claims soar in York

09/10/2013

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

10/10/2013

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

£160m boost for Welsh roads

10/10/2013

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

10/10/2013

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

Amey wins latest £200m ASC deal

10/10/2013

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

11/10/2013

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

11/10/2013

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

14/10/2013

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

15/10/2013

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

Carillion wins £7.5m safety scheme

15/10/2013

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

16/10/2013

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

16/10/2013

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

17/10/2013

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

17/10/2013

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

17/10/2013

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

Mouchel lands £60m design deal

18/10/2013

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

30/10/2013

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

08/11/2013

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

Yotta wins Hounslow highways survey contract

12/11/2013

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

21/11/2013

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

04/12/2013

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

09/12/2013

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

12/12/2013

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

12/12/2013

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

18/12/2013

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

Isle of Wight gets flood response unit

17/12/2013

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

19/12/2013

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

15/01/2014

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

21/01/2014

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

Highways Agency continues lights switch-off

10/03/2011

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

10/03/2011

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

10/03/2011

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

17/03/2011

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

17/03/2011

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

17/03/2011

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

Highways worker run over by truck thief

17/03/2011

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

Tarmac find casts doubt on Roman road theory

17/03/2011

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

24/03/2011

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

24/03/2011

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

24/03/2011

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

£100m pothole cash should start repair revolution

24/03/2011

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

24/03/2011

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

31/03/2011

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

31/03/2011

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

31/03/2011

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

31/03/2011

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

19/01/2012

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

Nottingham picks highways contractors

09/02/2012

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

09/02/2012

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

09/02/2012

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

09/02/2012

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

09/02/2012

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

16/02/2012

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

16/02/2012

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

Work starts on new £13m Welsh road

16/02/2012

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

16/02/2012

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

16/02/2012

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

23/02/2012

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

Bidders unveiled for £600m bridge

23/02/2012

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

23/02/2012

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

23/02/2012

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

Inverness bridge revamp to cost £18m

23/02/2012

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

23/02/2012

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

23/02/2012

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

12/06/2012

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

12/06/2012

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

13/06/2012

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

Highways Agency to reward suppliers

13/06/2012

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

Bad weather delays M180 resurfacing work

13/06/2012

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

14/06/2012

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

14/06/2012

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

EnterpriseMouchel sets supply chain standards

14/06/2012

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

15/06/2012

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

Extra cash for Cambridgeshire highways

18/06/2012

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

17/02/2014

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

19/02/2014

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

Apprentices join Carillion

19/02/2014

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

Skanska launches recruitment drive

26/02/2014

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

Highways acquisition lifts Skanska’s profits

13/05/2014

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

14/05/2014

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

12/06/2014

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

09/06/2014

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

09/06/2014

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

09/06/2014

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

Speeding fines set to quadruple

10/06/2014

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

Worker paralysed in gritter fall

10/06/2014

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

11/06/2014

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

11/06/2014

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

11/06/2014

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

11/06/2014

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

12/06/2014

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

12/06/2014

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

Record profits for Osborne

20/06/2014

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

24/06/2014

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

04/08/2014

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

26/08/2014

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

26/08/2014

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

26/08/2014

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

27/08/2014

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

27/08/2014

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

27/08/2014

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

27/08/2014

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

28/08/2014

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

28/08/2014

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

Atkins and Hyder land Highways Agency tech deal

28/08/2014

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

29/08/2014

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

01/09/2014

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

01/09/2014

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

01/09/2014

Wokingham Borough Council  is switching off more than 500 street lights to save money.

Drivers group calls for halt in spread of 20mph zones

02/09/2014

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

02/09/2014

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

03/09/2014

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

03/09/2014

Plans for Europe’s longest substantially-segregated urban cycleways have been unveiled in London.

Velocity patcher powers through Beds potholes

03/09/2014

More than 1,200 potholes have been fixed in Central Bedfordshire in the last three weeks.

Shortlists revealed for Highways awards

04/09/2014

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

04/09/2014

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

05/09/2014

A video has been posted on Youtube showing a lorry driving through a highways maintenance site.

Highways projects help drive Kier’s results

23/09/2014

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

06/10/2014

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

06/10/2014

Another £50m has been shaved-off construction costs of the new Forth Bridge in Scotland.

Volunteers could work on Devon highways

07/10/2014

Cost-cuts at Devon County Council could see volunteers working on the region's highways.

Liverpool starts £80m highways upgrade

07/10/2014

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

08/10/2014

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

08/10/2014

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

08/10/2014

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

08/10/2014

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

09/10/2014

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

09/10/2014

Birmingham City Council has released details of its preferred highways improvements contractors for the next four years.

Barr sells aggregates business

09/10/2014

Scottish construction group Barr has sold its quarry business to fast-expanding Breedon Aggregates.

Only three tables left for Highways awards night

09/10/2014

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

10/10/2014

A roadworker suffered burns when a vehicle carrying gas-heated cauldrons exploded in Bristol.

Public satisfaction with road condition improves

23/10/2014

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

15/12/2014

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

15/12/2014

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

15/12/2014

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

16/12/2014

Cambridgeshire County Council highway chiefs have secured extra funding for gritting and street lighting to stave off imminent cuts.

Highways site uses Google Earth

16/12/2014

A Costain team is using Google Earth to help build its £193m A556 upgrade in Cheshire.

1000th Highways Agency site joins Considerate Constructors scheme

16/12/2014

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

17/12/2014

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

16/12/2014

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

17/12/2014

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

18/12/2014

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

18/12/2014

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

18/12/2014

Councils across England are facing an average cut of 1.8% in their spending power for 2015-2016.

HA to trial energy generating barriers

19/12/2014

The Highways Agency has started trials on a new generation of innovative noise barriers.

Contractors invited to bid for £750m highways framework

21/01/2015

Contractors are being invited to bid for work on the £750 million Eastern Highways Alliance framework.

Strong growth for Aggregate Industries’ contracting division

18/02/2015

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

25/02/2015

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

21/08/2015

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

14/09/2015

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

14/09/2015

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

04/02/2016

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

08/02/2016

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

10/02/2016

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

29/03/2016

Norrie Westbrook has joined Mott MacDonald as highways business development director.

New highways director joins Mott MacDonald

13/04/2016

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

18/05/2016

Suffolk County Council will spend an additional £10 million on road surface dressing before September.

Gloucestershire CC spending extra £1m on road repairs

02/06/2016

Gloucestershire County Council will spend an additional £1 million on road repairs.

Haluch named managing director of Amey's highways business

22/07/2016

James Haluch has been appointed managing director of Amey's newly formed highways business.

Young people on the road to a career in highways

03/11/2016

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

21/11/2016

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

04/01/2017

The chief executive of FM Conway was one of a number of highways and transportation professionals recognised in the New Year’s Honours list.   

Highways jobs

Senior Transport Officer

St. Helens Metropolitan Borough Council
£31,401 to £34,106 per annum
St Helens Council is seeking an exceptional Transport Planner to fulfil a role supporting our growth agenda St Helens, Merseyside
Recuriter: St. Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

TRANSPORT FOR WALES APPOINTMENT OF NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIR

Transport for Wales
£425.00 per day
Transport for Wales (TfW) is a not for profit company, wholly-owned by the Welsh Government and established in 2015. Wales
Recuriter: Transport for Wales

Executive Director - Place

Lincolnshire County Council
Up to £130,000
Fantastic opportunities to join our team to help us shape the delivery of services across Lincolnshire. Lincolnshire
Recuriter: Lincolnshire County Council

Transport and Depot Manager

New Forest District Council
Circa £45,000
New Forest District Council are looking to recruit a Transport and Depot Manager who will be the lead officer on fleet maintenance Marsh Lane Depot, Lymington
Recuriter: New Forest District Council

Pest Control Officer

Brent Council
£25,746 - £27,342 p.a. inc.
Salary range
Recuriter: Brent Council

StreetCare Supervisor (Highways)

South Gloucestershire Council
£28,221 - £30,756
The post holder shall be responsible for supervising the implementation of civil and structural engineering schemes Gloucestershire
Recuriter: South Gloucestershire Council

Senior Manager Roads (Structure, Lighting, Flooding & Design)

North Ayrshire Council
£52,818.84 - £56,034.29 per year
You will be involved in leading a professional Team of employees responsible for the management of all Roads Structures Irvine, North Ayrshire
Recuriter: North Ayrshire Council

Engineering Manager (Structures, Street Lighting and Signals)

Plymouth City Council
£42 806 - £47,546
We are looking for a dynamic Engineering Manager Plymouth, Devon
Recuriter: Plymouth City Council

Highways Maintenance Manager

Plymouth City Council
£37,107 - £41,846
We are looking for a dynamic Highways Manager Plymouth, Devon
Recuriter: Plymouth City Council

Highways Asset Manager

Plymouth City Council
£32,333 - £36,153
We are looking for a dynamic Highways Asset Manager to lead and co-ordinate our new Highways Asset Management team Plymouth, Devon
Recuriter: Plymouth City Council

Engineer - Capital Projects

Liverpool City Council
£32,233 - £37,107
Liverpool City Council is looking to recruit an Engineer - Capital Projects. Liverpool, Merseyside
Recuriter: Liverpool City Council

Asset Management Officer (inc Signals)

Liverpool City Council
£27,358 - £31,401
Liverpool City Council wish to recruit an Asset Management Officer to assist with the delivery of highway maintenance... Liverpool, Merseyside
Recuriter: Liverpool City Council

Technical Assistant

Liverpool City Council
£23,111 - £27,358
Liverpool City Council are looking to recruit a Technical Assistant. Liverpool, Merseyside
Recuriter: Liverpool City Council

Divisional Manager - Major Projects

Liverpool City Council
£65,013 - £69,812
Liverpool City Council wish to recruit a Divisional Manager - Major Projects to act as the strategic lead Liverpool, Merseyside
Recuriter: Liverpool City Council

Team Leader - Asset Management

Liverpool City Council
£41,846 - £46,560
Liverpool City Council wish to recruit a Team Leader to be responsible for the development and management of the highways Asset Management Team Liverpool, Merseyside
Recuriter: Liverpool City Council

Site Supervisor

Liverpool City Council
£32,233 - £37,107
Liverpool City Council wish to appoint Site Supervisors to supervise the City Council's highway construction works. Liverpool, Merseyside
Recuriter: Liverpool City Council

Principal Engineer - Asset Management

Liverpool City Council
£37,107 - £41,846
Liverpool City Council wish to recruit a Principal Engineer to assist in managing and maintaining highway and transport related assets Liverpool, Merseyside
Recuriter: Liverpool City Council

Contracts Manager

Liverpool City Council
£37,107 - £41,846
Liverpool City Council wish to recruit a Contracts Manager based in Highways & Transportation. Liverpool, Merseyside
Recuriter: Liverpool City Council

Graduate Transport Planner

Cambridgeshire County Council
£17,681 - £23,111
EXCITING GRADUATE OPPORTUNITY Cambridgeshire
Recuriter: Cambridgeshire County Council

Operations Manager

Camden London Borough Council
£48,332 - £59,073
This is an exciting time for Parking Operations at Camden Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

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