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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.

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.

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.

Highways Agency appoints major projects director

12/01/2012

The Highways Agency’s southern region projects chief has been promoted to head up major projects across the UK.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pinch point programme enters final stage

10/04/2013

The Highways Agency is investing £98 million in an effort to remove bottlenecks and keep traffic moving on England’s motorways and major A roads.

Board changes at Highways Agency

29/04/2013

The Highways Agency has announced the appointment of two new directors.

DfT release transport statistics

09/05/2013

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

Mott MacDonald JV to work on A63 design scheme

15/05/2013

The Mott MacDonald Grontmij joint venture (MMG JV) has been invited to develop design proposals for the £160 million upgrade of the A63 Castle Street in Hull.

New strategies for motorways and major roads

20/05/2013

Three of England’s key motorways and major ‘A’ roads will benefit from more robust long term investment planning, the Government has revealed.

Highways Agency lifts roadworks ahead of bank holiday

22/05/2013

People travelling during the late May bank holiday weekend will benefit from over 98% of England’s motorways and major A-roads being free of roadworks.

Changes to Area 8 tender process

24/05/2013

The Highways Agency is changing the tender process for its Area 8 assets support contract after discovering that company bids contained “irregularities”.

M6 bridge to be strengthened

28/05/2013

A £2.6 million refurbishment of an M6 motorway bridge near Tebay in Cumbria will start next month.

Highways Agency calls for caution at roadworks

10/06/2013

The Highways Agency is urging drivers to take extra care and obey speed limits at roadworks.

HA chief executive wants investment in infrastructure

25/06/2013

Highways Agency chief executive Graham Dalton has called on the industry to rise to the challenge if the Government announces major investment in infrastructure during the Spending Review tomorrow (26 June).

Dalton welcomes Highways Agency move

02/07/2013

Highways Agency chief executive Graham Dalton has welcomed the move to transform the organisation into a publicly owned corporation.

Costain awarded £34m Highways Agency contract

19/07/2013

Costain has been awarded an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract by the Highways Agency for the A160/A180 Port of Immingham improvement scheme in North Lincolnshire.

Managed motorway testing begins

24/07/2013

The Highways Agency is carrying out five days of testing of the newly installed managed motorway systems on the M62.

A21 dualling project out to tender

29/07/2013

Work to upgrade a 2.5 mile section of the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury from single to dual carriageway has been put out to tender by the Highways Agency.

EM could cut number of staff working on Area 3 contract

31/07/2013

EnterpriseMouchel (EM) could cut the number of staff working on its Highways Agency Area 3 contract.

Drivers warned against misuse of managed motorways

05/08/2013

Motorists are being urged to adhere to the law when it comes to using a new section of upgraded motorway on the M62 in West Yorkshire.

Allerdene Bridge works progressing well

06/08/2013

The Highways Agency is half way through the repair works project that it is carrying out on the Allerdene Bridge in Gateshead.

Thousands expected to use M6 and M54 for music festival

08/08/2013

The Highways Agency is reminding road users to be prepared when travelling to this year’s V Festival.

Highways Agency renews vehicle recovery contract

15/08/2013

The recovery of vehicles from England’s motorways and major A roads will continue to be carried out by FMG after the company renewed its contract with the Highways Agency.

Roadworks lifted for August bank holiday weekend

21/08/2013

The majority of roadworks will be lifted for the August bank holiday weekend in an effort to keep traffic moving on England’s motorways and other strategic roads.

Amey awarded Area 6 ASC contract

22/08/2013

Amey has been awarded the Highways Agency asset support contract (ASC) in Area 6.

M40 noise barrier moves a step closer

29/08/2013

Ideas for a new form of noise barrier along parts of the M40 have taken a major step forward.

Barrier upgrade for A590

02/09/2013

The Highways Agency will carry out a £280,000 upgrade of safety barriers along the eastbound carriageway of the A590 in Cumbria towards its junction with the M6.

A66 repairs to take place

04/09/2013

A £356,000 Highways Agency project to repair and resurface a section of the A66 near Penrith in Cumbria will start next Monday (9 September).

A14 plans unveiled by Highways Agency

09/09/2013

The Highways Agency has published plans for a major road scheme to upgrade the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon.

A14 widening scheme to be designed by Mott MacDonald

10/09/2013

Mott MacDonald has been appointed to design the Highways Agency’s 4km widening of the A14 near Kettering in Northamptonshire, England.

HA to launch new framework

16/09/2013

The Highways Agency is set to outline plans for a new-style collaborative delivery framework at a suppliers’ day in Birmingham. 

Work underway on M6 managed motorway project

18/09/2013

The Highways Agency has started advance works on the M6 junction 10a to 13 managed motorway all lane running scheme in the West Midlands.

Highways Agency signs new deal with Norbert Dentressangle

23/09/2013

The Highways Agency has renewed its contract with supply chain management specialist Norbert Dentressangle until 2015.

Highways Agency calls on drivers to check their tyres

30/09/2013

More than 15,000 breakdowns per year on English motorways are tyre-related, according to statistics released by the Highways Agency.

Footage highlights importance of safe driving at roadworks

22/10/2013

Footage that shows the shocking consequences of motorists not slowing down or paying attention when driving through roadworks has been released by the Highways Agency.

Radio campaign calls on drivers to take care through roadworks

23/10/2013

Leading road maintenance companies have joined together with the Highways Agency to launch a national radio campaign to ask drivers to ‘take extra care’ through roadworks.

£5bn Highways Agency framework up for grabs

24/10/2013

A new-style collaborative delivery framework has been launched by the Highways Agency.    

Strong winds cause travel disruption

28/10/2013

Gale force winds caused widespread disruption across the UK’s road network earlier this week.

Consultation over move to transform Highways Agency

30/10/2013

A consultation over the transformation of the Highways Agency into a Government-owned company has been released.

Carillion wins M6 construction contract

31/10/2013

Carillion has been awarded a £70.5 million construction contract for a smart motorway scheme on the M6 in Staffordshire.

New Highways Agency control centre

01/11/2013

A new network control centre has been launched today (1 November) to assist with the maintenance and improvement of the Highways Agency’s roads in Central Southern England.

Smart motorways could be on their way to Manchester

06/11/2013

The Highways Agency is consulting over plans to cut congestion and make journey times more reliable on the M60 and M62.

Investment in roads will create almost 10,000 jobs

12/11/2013

Transport Minister Robert Goodwill has announced that almost 10,000 construction jobs will be created next year as a result of more than £1.9 billion of investment in Britain’s roads.

bmJV starts work on M1 smart motorway project

12/11/2013

Work on the M1 smart motorway scheme has started ahead of schedule.

M60 ‘smart motorway’ plan axed by Highways Agency

20/11/2013

Plans for more lanes on a section of the M60 in Manchester have been shelved by the Highways Agency.

Bids invited for A63 works

03/12/2013

Contractors are being invited to bid for the A63 Castle Street improvement scheme in Hull where advance works include the exhumation of around 15,000 bodies from a burial ground.

Highways Agency issues high winds warning

04/12/2013

The Highways Agency is advising road users to drive with caution as winds of up to 70mph are expected in several regions on Thursday (5 December) – during and beyond the morning rush hour.?

M602 improvement works to take place

04/12/2013

An £800,000 Highways Agency project to tackle wear and tear along the M602 in Greater Manchester will start next week.

Seeing is Believing 2014 supported by Highways Agency

13/12/2013

Next year’s Seeing is Believing is being supported by the Highways Agency.

Roadworks to be lifted over Christmas period

16/12/2013

Virtually all of England’s motorways and major A-roads will be free of roadworks over the Christmas period.  

Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald wins considerate constructor award

17/12/2013

Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald, which operates and maintains Area 4 on behalf of the Highways Agency, has been recognised as a considerate constructor.

M5 hard shoulder trial underway

18/12/2013

The Highways Agency will start testing its newly-installed smart motorway systems on the hard shoulder of the M5 from today (Wednesday 18 December).

Highways Agency delivers smart motorways message

20/12/2013

'Get smart, know your motorways' – that's the message from the Highways Agency as it makes increasing use of technology to make journeys smoother and more reliable for road users.

New motorway at Bruntingthorpe used by Highways Agency

20/12/2013

Britain’s newest motorway has opened in Leicestershire – at the site of next year’s Seeing is Believing event. 

Companies invited to tender for asset support contracts

20/12/2013

The Highways Agency has invited companies to tender for the asset support contracts (ASC) in Areas 4 and 12.

RoWSaF wins award

23/12/2013

The Road Workers’ Safety Forum (RoWSaF) has won a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award.

Minister visits Connect Plus for winter resilience check up

23/12/2013

Connect Plus, the company which finances, operates and upgrades the 400km M25 network on behalf of the Highways Agency, welcomed Roads Minister Robert Goodwill last week.

M25 works progressing well

27/12/2013

Schemes to upgrade the northern and southern sections of the M25 are progressing well with sections of ‘smart motorway’ set to go live from spring 2014.  

EM Highway Services wins Area 9 contract

31/12/2013

EM Highway Services has been awarded a £599 million asset support contract (ASC) that will see it operate, maintain and improve the strategic road network in the West Midlands

Highways Agency appoints two non-executive directors

15/01/2014

Two leading transport experts have been appointed to the board of the Highways Agency as non-executive directors.

Highways Agency recognises best suppliers

16/01/2014

The Highways Agency has announced the winners of its supplier recognition scheme.

Contractors invited to bid for M25/J30 scheme

20/01/2014

The Highways Agency is inviting contractors to tender for the M25 J30/A13 Corridor Congestion Relieving Scheme in Essex.

Highways Agency publishes report on major schemes

21/01/2014

A major study from the Highways Agency shows that more than £3.5 billion was spent on major schemes to improve the strategic road network between 2002 and 2012.

FMG show off road clearing techniques

30/01/2014

FMG have demonstrated the latest techniques for clearing major road incidents, in a demonstration in front of the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin.

Call for drivers to help reduce roadside litter

05/02/2014

A plan to reduce the amount of litter on the UK’s motorway and strategic road network has been unveiled by the Highways Agency.

EM engineer wins ICE award

10/02/2014

An engineer from EM Highway Services has received a prestigious award from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

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.

Highways Agency to reward suppliers

13/06/2012

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

60mph speed limit proposed on stretch of M3

13/02/2014

A proposal to implement a speed limit of 60mph on a stretch of the M3 is being considered by the Highways Agency.

Contractors invited to bid for three asset support contracts

14/02/2014

Three asset support contracts have been put out to tender by the Highways Agency.

Asset management software to be used by Highways Agency

06/02/2014

The Highways Agency has awarded a £600,000 contract to Atkins and Yotta for the supply of software that maps the condition of roads to help plan renewal work.

Bridge improvements taking place on M5

06/02/2014

Work to improve the safety of four bridges on the M5 is being carried out by the Highways Agency.

Sinkhole closes M2 in Kent

12/02/2014

A 15-foot deep sinkhole has closed the M2 in Kent.

Highways Agency contractors stabilise 15-foot deep sinkhole on M2

13/02/2014

Forty tonnes of pea shingle have been used to fill and stabilise a 15-foot deep sinkhole that forced the closure of the M2 earlier this week.

Work to repair M2 hole now complete

20/02/2014

Work to repair a 15-foot deep dene hole that forced the closure of the M2 last week has been completed.

Staffordshire road improvements could help economy

20/02/2014

Improvements to major trunk roads will help drive economic growth in Staffordshire.

Skanska launches recruitment drive

26/02/2014

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

Cyclist fined after satnav takes him onto M25

26/02/2014

A cyclist has been fined and given police advice after a satellite navigation system on his mobile phone took him onto the M25.

Mouchel chief welcomes roads investment

11/03/2014

The chief executive of Mouchel, the international infrastructure and business services group, feels that improvements to the road network will help drive economic growth in the UK.

Half of road markings in England need replacing

13/03/2014

Half of all road markings on England’s highways are so worn that they need replacing immediately or need to be scheduled for replacement, according to a survey of nearly 4,000km of the country’s roads.

Highways Agency draws up shortlist for collaborative delivery framework

21/03/2014

A shortlist of contractors has been drawn up by the Highways Agency for its new-style collaborative delivery framework.

New road layout for A453

25/03/2014

Road users in Nottinghamshire will be switched to a new section of the A453 from next week as part of the Highways Agency’s ongoing improvements.

Highways Agency announces A14 proposals

07/04/2014

Plans for the £1.5bn A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme moved a step closer today (7 April) with the launch of a 10-week consultation announced by the Highways Agency.  

£6m cost to collect litter on motorways

09/04/2014

The amount of litter collected by the Highways Agency in a year could fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool four times over. 

First section of permanent smart motorway goes live

11/04/2014

The first section of a new generation of motorways has opened on the M25 today (14 April).

Latest smart motorway goes live on M6

16/04/2014

The latest stretch of smart motorway has opened to traffic on the M6 near Birmingham.

Balfour Beatty wins £8.7m technology maintenance contract

23/04/2014

Balfour Beatty has secured its third regional technology maintenance contract (RTMC) from the Highways Agency.

New section of smart motorway to open

24/04/2014

Another section of smart motorway will open on the M25 in Kent and Surrey next week.

Green light for Highways Agency reform

30/04/2014

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has approved wide-ranging reforms to the Highways Agency that will see it become a government-owned company in less than a year.

Road improvements to take place in north east

30/04/2014

The Highways Agency is set to carry out a major programme of road improvements in the north east, including work on the A1 north-south corridor between Leeming and Berwick.

A21 dualling given go ahead

01/05/2014

A scheme to upgrade a 2.5 mile section of the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury from single to dual carriageway has been given the go ahead.

Chevron to provide traffic management in Area 9

07/05/2014

Chevron has been awarded a five-year contract to provide traffic management services on the Highways Agency Area 9 asset support contract (ASC).

Highways Agency reform approval welcomed by chief executive

07/05/2014

Graham Dalton has welcomed the news that the government has given the green light for Highways Agency reform.

Transport Committee calls for major roads investment

12/05/2014

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

Highways Agency lifts roadworks ahead of bank holiday

21/05/2014

The Highways Agency is lifting the majority of its roadworks ahead of the bank holiday weekend.

Works starts on new £5.5m bridge

27/05/2014

Preparatory work to install a new £5.5 million road bridge across the M56 near Manchester Airport is underway.

Contract awarded for A1 widening scheme

03/06/2014

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a contract to widen the A1 Western bypass on behalf of the Highways Agency.

Highways Agency reforms included in Infrastructure Bill

04/06/2014

Reforms to speed up infrastructure projects, including new freedoms for the Highways Agency have been included in the Queen’s Speech today (Wednesday 4 June).

Osborne goes pink

05/06/2014

Osborne, one of the UK’s leading construction companies, has undergone a rebrand.

New legislation to boost infrastructure

05/06/2014

The Infrastructure Bill, which is designed to encourage investment in Britain’s infrastructure, has been published today (5 June).

Government auditors want more openness over road funding

06/06/2014

The National Audit Office (NAO) has warned that reforms to the Highways Agency will not be enough to stop the unpredictability of funding for road maintenance.

Students given highways sector insight

16/06/2014

Connect Plus Services (CPS), the company responsible for managing and upgrading the M25 network, has given 11 young people an opportunity to work in the highways sector.

Roads Minister to consider call for ‘National Cycling & Highways Agency’

17/06/2014

Roads Minister Robert Goodwill has agreed to consider amendments to the new Infrastructure Bill that would ensure cycling was included in the remit of the proposed restructured Highways Agency.

Technology company wins Highways Agency contracts

18/06/2014

Technology services company telent will maintain critical roadside technology on the strategic road network after winning three five-year contracts worth over £15 million with the Highways Agency. 

Four contractors to work on £184m smart motorway project

19/06/2014

Costain is one of four contractors that have been selected to deliver an upgrade to the M60 and M62 motorways on behalf of the Highways Agency.

Video shows Dart Charge progress

19/06/2014

Video has been released that shows the successful completion of the first phase of Dart Charge construction work at the Dartford Crossing.

FLI helps secure signs on M62

25/06/2014

FLI Structures has helped with the installation of advanced message indicator (AMI) signs on the M62.  

Call for action on A12

26/06/2014

Essex County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transportation has called on the Highways Agency to make a number of safety improvements on the A12.

EM Highway Services starts work in Area 9

01/07/2014

EM Highway Services has taken over responsibility for the maintenance of major roads in Area 9 – the Highways Agency’s largest maintenance contract.

A23 improvements enter final phase

02/07/2014

A major scheme to improve journeys on the A23 between London and Brighton will move into its final phase of construction this month.

Road Safety Foundation: Safety is key on strategic roads

08/07/2014

Safety should be at the forefront when it comes to investment in England’s strategic road network, according to a report by the Road Safety Foundation.

A-one+ achieves safety landmark in Area 12

09/07/2014

A-one+, a leading service provider for the Highways Agency, is celebrating a safety landmark after it worked for more than two million hours in Area 12 without a reportable injury, disease or dangerous occurrence (RIDDOR).

Balfour Beatty awarded A21 dualling scheme

11/07/2014

The dualling of the A21 between Tonbridge and Pembury moved a step closer today (Friday 11 July) with the appointment of Balfour Beatty as the contractor.

Cascade chosen as software partner in Area 9

17/07/2014

Cascade Software is working with EM Highway Services to manage and check all abnormal load notifications within Area 9 on behalf of the Highways Agency.

£2.6m pinch point improvement project to start on M1

22/07/2014

New signals and variable message signs are being introduced on the M1 as part of a £2.6 million Highways Agency pinch point improvement project.

Matthews to chair Highways Agency

23/07/2014

Colin Matthews has been appointed as non-executive chairman of the Highways Agency.

Environmental barriers trialled on M62

24/07/2014

Environmentally friendly barriers that tackle the impact of poor air quality are being installed for the first time on England’s roads.

Balfour wins £75m A63 improvement scheme in Hull

08/08/2014

A £75 million Highways Agency scheme that will see improvements made to the A63 in Hull has been awarded to Balfour Beatty.

EXCLUSIVE: Show to reveal M6 in action

14/08/2014

A behind the scenes documentary will reveal how the Highways Agency and its partners work tirelessly to keep the M6 open and traffic flowing.

Amey puts traffic management vehicles into operation

22/08/2014

Amey has put a fleet of six new traffic management vehicles into operation on its contracts with the Highways Agency.

Work on Denton Island upgrade continues

10/09/2014

Work on a £5.3 million project to reduce congestion and improve safety at a busy motorway interchange in Tameside started yesterday (Tuesday 9 September).

Costain wins smart motorway contracts

11/09/2014

Costain has been awarded two new smart motorway scheme contracts under the Highways Agency’s Major Projects Framework.

Progress being made on pinch point programme

12/09/2014

A “pinch point” road improvement programme worth £317 million has seen 39 bottlenecks tackled with another 80 to be completed in the next few months.

Mott MacDonald reappointed support service provider by HA

22/09/2014

Mott MacDonald has been reappointed as a support service provider by the Highways Agency (HA) for the centralised maintenance depot terminal equipment (CMDTE) system.

Dart Charge to go live in November

22/09/2014

The introduction of new free-flow charging technology at the Dartford Crossing has been delayed until November.

A66 works to start

30/09/2014

A scheme to resurface and repair a two-and-half mile stretch of the A66 near Workington is due to start on Saturday (4 October).

Improved A23 to open next week

02/10/2014

A third lane on a section of the A23 in Sussex will open next week.

New pictures show how Dartford Crossing will look

13/10/2014

New pictures show how the Dartford Crossing will look after the introduction of Dart Charge have been released by the Highways Agency.

Highways Agency signs historic partnership with two caravan clubs

16/10/2014

The Highways Agency has made an historic commitment to the thousands of campers and caravanners who use its motorways and A roads.

Fugro awarded three-year survey contract by HA

23/10/2014

Fugro has been awarded a three-year contract by the Highways Agency to undertake traffic speed structural surveys (TRASS) of England’s strategic road network.

Government reveals how new bodies will safeguard England's roads

28/10/2014

The government has today (28 October 2014) set out how two new bodies that are designed to help make England’s motorways and major roads run better will work.

£106m investment for roads in the south west

04/11/2014

The Highways Agency is investing £106 million on strategic roads in the south west over the next few months.

HA awards £5bn framework

07/11/2014

Twenty six companies across four lots have been appointed to deliver £5 billion of highways investment over the next five years.

Research agreement aims to develop ‘lean construction’

10/11/2014

The Highways Agency has joined forces with industry partners and three UK universities to research, develop and implement the leaner construction and maintenance of highways in the UK.

Costain secures £100m Highways Agency contract

17/11/2014

Costain has been appointed by the Highways Agency to deliver major improvements to the A556.

Thousands sign up for Dart Charge

18/11/2014

More than 100,000 vehicles have registered for a Dart Charge account, the Highways Agency has revealed.

EM achieves zero carriageway crossings in Area 3

24/11/2014

EM Highway Services achieved zero carriageway crossings during October on its Highways Agency contract Area 3.

MP wants Sheppey Crossing safety improvements

27/11/2014

The MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey has called for improved safety measures on the Sheppey Crossing, which was the scene of a 150-car pile-up in September 2013.

Options unveiled for new link road in Staffordshire

05/12/2014

Three possible route options for a new link road between the M54, the northbound M6 and the M6 Toll in Staffordshire – have been unveiled by the Highways Agency.

EXCLUSIVE: New name for Highways Agency revealed

08/12/2014

The Highways Agency will be known as Highways England, as plans progress to turn it into a government-owned company.

Business plan for roads revealed

09/12/2014

A five-year business plan that sets out how England’s motorways and major A-roads will be modernised, maintained and operated between 2015 and 2020 has been published.

Work to start on M4 improvements

07/01/2015

A £5 million scheme that will see improvement works carried out at junction 10 on the M4 near Reading is starting this weekend.

Crown Censure issued to Highways Agency after traffic officer’s death

12/01/2015

The Highways Agency has been issued with a Crown Censure – the equivalent of a criminal prosecution – for safety failings after an experienced traffic officer was struck and killed by a car that went out of control on the M25.

M53 renewal works to take place

14/01/2015

A £2.8 million Highways Agency project to repair junction 2 of the M53, removing weight restrictions and reinstating lanes at the junction in Merseryside will get underway next month.

SMEs recognised as Highways Agency awards its supply chain

19/01/2015

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) comprised a quarter of the winners at the Highways Agency’s Supplier Recognition Scheme.

New safety system for Dartford Crossing

19/01/2015

The Highways Agency has released details of a new safety system that will help to keep the Dartford Crossing operating following the removal of payment barriers.

Highways Agency looks forward to 2015

29/01/2015

The Highways Agency is facing a transformative year in 2015.

Highways Agency chief executive to step down

29/01/2015

Graham Dalton, the chief executive of the Highways Agency, will leave his post in the summer.

Review of safety at Sheppey Crossing to take place

29/01/2015

Roads Minister John Hayes has agreed to undertake an urgent review into how the design and construction of the Sheppey Crossing was conducted.

HA apologises for M25 failings

29/01/2015

The Highways Agency has apologised for a series of failings after a section of the M25 in Surrey collapsed causing huge delays for motorists in November last year.

A14 improvements move step closer

04/02/2015

A planning application for the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme has been accepted by the government’s planning inspectorate.

HA ends tender process on £800m ASC contracts

05/02/2015

The Highways Agency has told contractors that it is ending the current tender process for asset support contracts in Areas 1, 13 and 14 after some of the elements of the bids “raised concern”.

Jobs boost for EM

06/02/2015

EM Highway Services has created more than 200 design jobs as it gets ready to deliver the Highways Agency’s Gearing Up for Growth Programme.

£2.7m to be spent on road markings

09/02/2015

A £2.7 million scheme to replace road markings and studs on four key roads in the north east has started.

Contractors invited to re-tender for five ASCs

11/02/2015

The Highways Agency has set out a revised timetable for contractors bidding for asset support contracts (ASCs) in areas 1, 4, 12, 13 and 14.

Campaign to highlight what Red X means

12/02/2015

The Highways Agency has launched a campaign that tells drivers what to do when they see a Red X sign displayed after almost a third of road users admitted they did not know. 

Creation of Highways England confirmed

12/02/2015

Plans to turn the Highways Agency into a government-owned company have been confirmed today (12 February 2015) after the Infrastructure Act received Royal Assent.  

Balfour Beatty to carry out M40 junction improvements

18/02/2015

Balfour Beatty has won a contract to carry out £11.6 million worth of improvements to junction 12 of the M40.

Work to start on £100m M25 junction improvement

18/02/2015

A £100 million project to improve a junction on the M25 will start next weekend.

Thousands being chased after failing to pay Dart Charge

26/02/2015

More than 55,000 penalty charges remain unpaid from December after drivers failed to pay the Dart Charge at the Dartford Crossing.

Pets killed on roads will be identified

03/03/2015

Transport Minister John Hayes has announced that pets killed on roads will have to be collected, identified and their owners notified by the Highways Agency.

Video shows Dart Charge progress

04/03/2015

New footage has been released that shows the removal of the payment barriers at the Dartford Crossing.

April start for Highways England

12/03/2015

Highways England, a new government-owned company that will take over the running of England’s motorways and A-roads, will go live from 1 April 2015.

Spaghetti Junction repair work extended

12/03/2015

Vital repairs to Birmingham’s Spaghetti Junction will take longer than expected after Highways Agency engineers discovered clusters of damage around loadbearing supports and joints.  

Work on A5-M1 link road starts

16/03/2015

Construction work on the £162.1 million A5-M1 link road has started.

Work on Chelmer viaduct begins

18/03/2015

A £28 million road scheme to increase capacity along the Chelmer viaduct on the A138 in Essex has started.

New headquarters for Highways England

19/03/2015

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has officially opened the new headquarters of Highways England – the government-owned company that will take over the running of England’s motorways and A-roads from 1 April 2015.

Office of Rail Regulation to be renamed Office of Rail and Road

24/03/2015

The Office of Rail Regulation will change its name to the Office of Rail and Road from 1 April 2015.

New £5.5m bridge to open on M56

26/03/2015

A new £5.5 million bridge over the M56 near Manchester Airport is due to open to drivers next Wednesday (1 April 2015).

Video reveals how Dartford Tunnel safety system will operate

30/03/2015

A video that shows how the new safety system at the Dartford Crossing will work has been released by the Highways Agency.

Shortlist revealed in barrier competition

30/03/2015

The Highways Agency has revealed the shortlist for its competition to design and produce noise barriers that can be used on the strategic road network.

Highways jobs

Definitive Map Manager

Cambridgeshire County Council
£32,825 - £35,401
This role is based within the Highways Service at Cambridgeshire County Council and provides an unusual and... Cambridgeshire
Recuriter: Cambridgeshire County Council

Bridge Park Operations Manager

Brent Council
£38,799 - £41,706 p.a. inc.
This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in managing the operations and contributing towards the... Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
Recuriter: Brent Council

Assistant Engineer

Cambridgeshire County Council
£21,074 - £30,756
A great opportunity for someone looking to start or develop a career in Highways Engineering including the... Cambridgeshire
Recuriter: Cambridgeshire County Council

Head of Strategic Transport

Cheshire East Council
£64,000 - £75,000 + benefits
We’re committed to “working for a brighter future together” – and we expect you to be too! Cheshire
Recuriter: Cheshire East Council

Regeneration Manager

Mole Valley District Council
£52,895 - £57,143 FTE
This is a great career opportunity to specialise in town centre regeneration and repositioning. Dorking, Surrey
Recuriter: Mole Valley District Council

Technical Services Officer (Mechanical)

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£36,876 - £38,813
This is an exciting and challenging time for Kirklees and we want to expand our team to manage and deliver construction... Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Road and Footway Asset Engineer

Kent County Council
£28,925 per annum
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Road and Footway Asset Team as an Asset Engineer. Kent
Recuriter: Kent County Council

Highway Ancillary Officer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£30930 - £32637
We are looking for a committed and motivated team member to join our team. Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Head of Waste

Lincolnshire County Council
£65,651 - £70,725
As Head of Waste, you will be commercially focussed and forward-thinking. Lincolnshire
Recuriter: Lincolnshire County Council

Assistant Director

Reading Borough Council
Up to £92k
It’s the ideal time to take the lead on our modernisation agenda, and deliver growth in the trading of our front line services. Reading, Berkshire
Recuriter: Reading Borough Council

Assistant Director – Highways

Lincolnshire County Council
£82,264 - £107,878
Come and lead the future agenda for our highways services. Lincolnshire
Recuriter: Lincolnshire County Council

County Highways Manager

Lincolnshire County Council
£55,503 - £60,578
Seeking a highly motivated leader and an excellent communicator, who has a proven ability to build relationships and trust, leading by example. Lincolnshire
Recuriter: Lincolnshire County Council

Local Highways Manager (East) - Lincolnshire County Council

Lincolnshire County Council
G12 £43,662 - £50,430
Seeking someone who combines excellent technical knowledge with a dedication to the customer. Lincolnshire
Recuriter: Lincolnshire County Council

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