highways maintenance

Council road repairs cash down £400m next year

15/02/2021

County councils have said they will have ‘no choice’ but to cancel high priority highway maintenance works next year after the Government announced capital funding allocations down £398m on current levels.

Delayed cycling schemes could go £6m over budget

11/02/2021

A £19m package of cycling schemes in Cornwall risks going significantly over budget and missing what is already a revised delivery date, auditors have warned.

Two new MRN schemes in £93m road spend

01/02/2021

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed £93m for three major road upgrade schemes across the country, including schemes funded as part of the major road network (MRN) and the Local Large Majors programmes.

A beginner's guide to better asset management

25/01/2021

Trevor Thompson, business manager at Roadtechs, discusses the importance of using different Surface Extension Treatments (SET) to extend the serviceable life from the road network.

Drivers most concerned over potholes, report warns

14/12/2020

More than half of drivers believe the condition of local roads has deteriorated in the past year despite the drop in car use due to the pandemic.

MP calls for changes to highways funding formula

04/11/2020

A Conservative MP has called for reforms to the maintenance funding formula for highway authorities in England to take into account road condition, traffic volumes and the council's own contributions.

Surrey seeks to maximise opportunities of £2.5bn roads deal

12/10/2020

Surrey County Council is advertising a new highway maintenance contract that could be worth £2.5bn over 21 years, with the stated value of the deal having trebled in three months.

Cold Comfort Digital Academy launched after Scotland postponement

16/07/2020

The next physical Cold Comfort Scotland event will now take place on 22 April 2021 with its place in the calendar this September filled by a new virtual event – the Cold Comfort Digital Academy.

ADEPT calls for support for ‘Highways Heroes’

25/03/2020

Council directors body ADEPT has emphasized the important role of local authority highways key workers during the current COVID-19 lockdown.

ALARM results 2020: Backlog rises 14%, funding falls 16%

24/03/2020

The maintenance backlog for local roads in England and Wales has increased by 14% to £11.14bn up from £9.79bn reported in 2019, according to the leading survey in the sector.

£27bn for national roads and £2.5bn for potholes

11/03/2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced more than £27bn will now be spent under the second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2) between 2020 and 2025, as he also pledged an extra £2.5bn for local road maintenance in the Budget.

Sunak to pledge £2.5bn for potholes

11/03/2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will pledge an extra £2.5bn for road maintenance in the Budget, in the absence of a National Infrastructure Strategy.

Life after SCANNER in Bristol

03/03/2020

Shaun Taylor, highway maintenance manager at Bristol City Council, tells Highways about some of the difficulties his authority had using the SCANNER road condition monitoring technology and how moving to new systems can bring benefits.

Council chiefs warn of ‘chronic need’ for bridge repair funding

03/03/2020

Local authority leaders have said there is a ‘chronic need’ for investment in local roads in response to a report on the number of substandard road bridges in Great Britain.

Government levels down Challenge Fund cash

02/03/2020

The Department for Transport has revealed which councils will receive a share of the latest £93m round of Challenge Fund cash.

Harper to step down as RSTA boss

06/02/2020

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) is recruiting a new chief executive after Mike Harper announced that he will be stepping down from the role after the organisation’s annual conference on 2 April.

Hindle takes the top job at Kier Highways

06/02/2020

Kier has appointed Nicola Hindle as group managing director for its highways business, taking over the role vacated last year by Dave Wright.

George Lee bows out of HTMA top job

04/02/2020

Chief executive of Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA) George Lee is stepping down from the role at the end of March to work on his own consultancy business, Highways can reveal.

Pothole breakdowns fall as Beast impact fades

15/01/2020

The RAC attended significantly fewer breakdowns for pothole-related faults in 2019 than the previous year, despite a surge in the last quarter.

True grit secures top satisfaction for Warwickshire

06/01/2020

Warwickshire County Council has been named the country’s joint top performing county council for highway maintenance in a key survey for the second year in a row.

Highways jobs

Assistant Definitive Map Officer - Public Rights of Way

£25,481 - £27,041
Are you passionate and knowledgeable about Public Rights of Way (PROW)? Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Electrical Services Manager 63663 CESE

£42,720 to £46,635 per annum
An opportunity has arisen for an Electrical Services Manager within the Highway Services Team to help manage... Norwich, Norfolk
Recruiter: Norfolk County Council

Highways Major Projects Manager – Highways and Transportation

up to £57,376
As the Major Projects Manager, you will be responsible for managing and monitoring the the delivery of major capital schemes and for all aspects of... Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

Waste Projects Assistant

£26,025 - £31,536 depending on skills
Are you keen to help reduce waste and improve recycling services for residents and businesses? London (Greater)
Recruiter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Senior Highways Engineer (Road Safety)

£45,859 - £50, 654
We are looking for an enthusiastic Senior Road Safety Engineer to manage the process of reducing road traffic collisions and casualties through the Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Recruiter: Milton Keynes Council

Adoptions Inspector

£27,614 to £30,602 per annum
City of York Council's busy highway adoptions team is looking to recruit an adoptions inspector to assess and inspect the standard of works York, North Yorkshire
Recruiter: City of York Council

Specialist Refuse Loader

£19,312 - £19,698
Specialist Refuse Loader Stakeford, Choppington
Recruiter: Northumberland County Council

Assistant Director Environment

£95,438
We are looking for a strategic and resilient leader to become our next Assistant Director of Environment here in Doncaster. Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Recruiter: Doncaster Council

Project Engineer – Scarborough or Whitby Area Office

£24,982 to £35,745
We have an exciting Project Engineer opportunity in our Scarborough or Whitby Highways Operational office. Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

Ice Rink Manager

£29,724 - £32,757
We are looking for a friendly and approachable person to join our management team, who can... Chelmsford, Essex
Recruiter: Chelmsford City Council

Environment Improvement Officer

£24,982 - £27,041 per annum
For further information on the role please click. Telford, Shropshire
Recruiter: Telford & Wrekin Council

Assistant Director - Capital Projects, Building Services, Highways and Transport

£77,862 to £93,434 per annum
You will lead a diverse range of services and will be responsible for the delivery of an ambitious and varied Capital Programme of... Darlington, Durham
Recruiter: Darlington Borough Council

Senior Assistant Engineer (Network Management)

£32,234 to £34,728
There are 2 roles available and each role will be pivotal to the Council in delivering statutory duties which fall... Wirral, Merseyside
Recruiter: Wirral Borough Council

Team Leader (Network Development)

£37,890 to £40,876
Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who... Wirral, Merseyside
Recruiter: Wirral Borough Council

Clerk of Works [JE1119]

£30,451 – £34,728
We are looking for a Clerk of Works to join our expanding team, supporting the Senior Engineers to deliver on... Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Recruiter: Milton Keynes Council

CPP Engineer

£19,698 to £35,745
We have developed a career progression pathway with four stages with a well-defined framework for... Cheshire
Recruiter: Wirral Borough Council

Senior HSEQ Advisor

£35,745
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join North Yorkshire County Council's Shared Health and Safety Service to... North Yorkshire
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

Information and Monitoring Officer

£26,025 - £38,616 per annum depending on skills
Would you like a role in shaping the planning policies of Richmond upon Thames and Wandsworth? London (Greater)
Recruiter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Senior Officer - Parking

£35,745 - £40,876 per annum
As a Senior Parking Officer (Parking Enforcement) you will be responsible for managing parking contracts relating to the issue of... Sandwell, West Midlands
Recruiter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Senior Traffic Engineer

£39,880 - £42,821 per annum
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with excellent experience in Traffic Management and Engineering, or related discipline, to... Pembroke, Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Recruiter: Pembrokeshire County Council

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