highways maintenance

Highways workers scale Abbey Craig to re-open Stirling route

29/07/2021

A key route in Stirling has re-opened after workers scaled the rock face of a spectacular local landmark.

Heatwave causing roads to melt 'like chocolate'

21/07/2021

Councils have been forced to take emergency action after the heatwave caused some roads to melt in the sun.

Council promises long-term rewards with £17m spend

08/07/2021

West Sussex County Council has launched what it said is one of the biggest investments in the county’s highway infrastructure in the last decade.

Reassess pothole cash rules, insurer says

09/06/2021

Zurich Municipal has called for local authority pothole funding to give greater focus to cycle paths and footways to protect cyclists and e-scooter riders.

Council road cash 'cut by more than a fifth this year'

26/05/2021

Councils have warned that they face a £400m reduction in local road maintenance budgets this year.

Liverpool operated culture of 'rule avoidance' in highways

25/03/2021

An independent report into the procurement of highways-related services at Liverpool City Council has called for the highways service to be completely restructured after finding a culture of ‘rule avoidance’ leading to excessive costs.

£12m more for Welsh roads as election nears

24/03/2021

The Welsh Government has announced an extra £12m for local authorities to 'fix potholes and improve roads, pavements and active travel routes' across the country.

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.

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Road Safety Assistant

Up to £9.31 per hour + PAYE
Road Safety Assistant Temporary, Part Time £9.31 per hour PAYE Location
Recruiter: Essex County Council

Highways Road Safety Engineer

Band F, SCP 26 (£30,451 - £34,728 per annum) (£15.78 - £18.00 per hour)
We have an exciting opportunity available within the Highways Service at Sandwell Council. Sandwell, West Midlands
Recruiter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Highways Development Engineer

Band F, SCP 26 (£30,451 - £34,728 per annum) (£15.78 - £18.00 per hour)
We have an exciting opportunity available within Highway Services at Sandwell Council. Sandwell, West Midlands
Recruiter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Business Technical Officer

£34,728 - £39,880
Working as a Business Technical Officer within Operational Services will be a dynamic and flexible role. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Senior Technical Officer

£23,080 - £30,451
Our Senior Technical Officer is responsible for providing effective technical support to our services. Honley, Holmfirth
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Assistant Estate Roads Engineer

£25,991 to £29,577
We have an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our Highways Development Management Team. Taunton, Somerset
Recruiter: Somerset County Council

Programme Coordinator

£34,728 to £38,890
We’re looking for a Highways Programme Coordinator to join our Highways and Transport Asset Management team. Taunton, Somerset
Recruiter: Somerset County Council

Head of Air Quality Measurement

£58,528 – £67,004
The Environmental Research Group (ERG), part of the School of Public Health at Imperial College London. Imperial College London, White City Campus, London W12 0BZ
Recruiter: Imperial College London

Senior Traffic Technician

£25,481 - £28,672
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Traffic Technician working with the forward thinking Traffic Team of Pembrokeshire County Council.  Pembrokeshire (Sir Benfro)
Recruiter: Pembrokeshire County Council

Definitive Map Officer

£27,049 - £30,564
We are currently recruiting for a Definitive Map Officer to work within our Public Rights of Way and Highway Records team. Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Recruiter: Doncaster Council

Senior Finance Business Partner - IDB Property

£53000 - £62364 per annum + + Flexible Working & Local Gov Pension
This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home, with an expectation of being home based for the foreseeab England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recruiter: Essex County Council

Senior Finance Business Partner - Waste and Green Space

£53000 - £62364 per annum + + Flexible Working & Local Gov Pension
This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home, with an expectation of being home based for the foreseeabl England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recruiter: Essex County Council

Senior Engineer

£35,745 - £39,880
Are you an experienced Engineer looking for a new challenge? Lincolnshire
Recruiter: Lincolnshire County Council

Highway Network Officer

£31,346 - £32,234
Are you looking to progress your career within the Highways and Transport sector? Workington, Cumbria
Recruiter: Cumbria County Council

Head of Highways & Transport

£58,568 - £66,923 per annum
This is hugely exciting time to join the Council in this new role as the strategic lead for our Highways and Transport service. York, North Yorkshire
Recruiter: City of York Council

Apprentice Project Support Assistant

£12,656.10
Looking for a new challenge or your first steps along your career?  Your next adventure starts here!  York, North Yorkshire
Recruiter: City of York Council

Development and Flood Risk Officer

Up to £141.50 per day + PAYE
Development and Flood Risk Officer Temporary, Full Time £141.50 per day PAYE Location
Recruiter: Essex County Council

Principal Local Engineer

£35,745 - £43,857
The Principal Local Engineer role is to provide service at principal level to deliver Local Engineering duties as set out. Birmingham, West Midlands
Recruiter: Birmingham City Council

Vehicle Technician

£24,982 - £29,577 per annum
This position is a fixed term contract for 12 months with the prospect of a... Sandwell, West Midlands
Recruiter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Project Engineer

£32,234 - £34,728 per annum
We are looking for degree qualified candidates with relevant post graduate experience in the sector. Telford, Shropshire
Recruiter: Telford & Wrekin Council

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