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May Gurney wins £50m Harrow highways job

12/01/2012

May Gurney has secured Harrow Council’s highways maintenance contract for the next five years.

CECA calls for Government action over highways

14/05/2013

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) has called on the Government to address the growing highways maintenance backlog.

Queen's Award for Stirling Lloyd

24/09/2013

Stirling Lloyd, manufacturers of the Safetrack range of highways maintenance products, has been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in recognition of its continued international success.

Amey wins Gloucestershire contract

09/12/2013

Amey will deliver highways services across Gloucestershire after being awarded a contract that could be worth up to £450 million.  

HMEP show goes on the road

21/01/2014

The Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) is working with the Department for Transport (DfT) to deliver a roadshow of seven events across England.

Views sought on £6bn funding pot

22/01/2014

The Department for Transport (DfT) is seeking views on how £5.8 billion funding for local highways maintenance should be distributed.

BAM Nuttall starts work on Wirral’s roads

01/04/2014

BAM Nuttall has entered into a four-year highway services contract with Wirral Council.

Ringway wins Central Bedfordshire highways contract

19/08/2015

Central Bedfordshire Council has awarded Ringway Jacobs a seven-year highways maintenance contract.

Skanska wins highways contract with North Somerset Council

16/02/2016

Skanska has been awarded a £16 million two-year contract to maintain roads on behalf of North Somerset Council.

Ringway starts work on Central Bedfordshire highways contract

01/04/2016

Ringway Jacobs seven-year highways maintenance contract with Central Bedfordshire Council has started today (1 April 2016).

Ringway starts work on £75m Wiltshire highways contract

13/04/2016

Ringway has started work on a five-year £75 million highways maintenance contract with Wiltshire Council.

Volker wins Luton highways maintenance deal

25/01/2017

Luton Borough Council has awarded a highway maintenance contract that could be worth £200 million over 15 years to VolkerHighways.

Scottish funding cuts to hit local road safety

19/12/2017

Scotland's roads could become more dangerous after further cuts to councils' revenue funding, Scottish transport chiefs have warned.

Troubled Northants given 'illegal' budget warning

21/02/2018

Crisis-hit Northamptonshire CC has been told to rip up its 2018/19 budget, which would have made drastic cuts to highways and transport budgets, after auditors warned it could be illegal.

ALARM: Backlog falls as councils improve asset management - and spend

20/03/2018

This year’s ALARM survey has recorded a triumphant headline result for local authorities in England and Wales with the estimated highways maintenance backlog falling by almost 23% this year to £9.31bn from £12.06bn.

ALARM survey: Sector calls for wider solutions

20/03/2018

Contractors have called for a step change in funding for local roads after the industry’s benchmark survey found that more than 24,000 miles of road will need to be repaired in the next year.

Councils spend £43m on pothole claims in five years

26/03/2018

Councils across the UK have spent at least £43m dealing with compensation claims from potholes over the last five years, according to a cycling charity.

Grayling gives councils £100m for post-winter repairs

26/03/2018

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced almost £100m extra cash for councils to help repair roads badly affected by recent cold weather.

Potholes ‘cutting off’ rural communities, insurer warns

17/04/2018

An insurer has warned that the deteriorating rural road network is in danger of cutting off countryside communities.

Pothole impact of Beast from the East 'still to be seen'

18/04/2018

The RAC has blamed the recent bad weather for a rise in the proportion of pothole-related breakdowns in the first three months of the year but warned that the full extent of the problem remains to be seen.

Welsh councils rush to spend highways windfall

24/04/2018

Welsh councils rushed to spend a £30m highways maintenance windfall before the end of the last financial year, prompting a call for future funding to be put on a more stable footing.

International line-up for Cold Comfort 2018

25/04/2018

A large delegation from Highways England will join other public sector representatives from across the British Isles and international experts in the field of winter maintenance at Cold Comfort 2018 next month.

Grayling plans to put utilities under pavements to cut potholes

30/04/2018

Ministers plan to make pavements the default location for new utility infrastructure, to cut down on roadworks and potholes, it has been reported.

Amey hit by £50m Birmingham PFI compensation

13/06/2018

Amey has been ordered to pay Birmingham City Council more than £50m in compensation after the contractor lost a long-running court battle earlier this year, according to reports.

Highways England to trial variable speed limits on motorway roadworks

16/07/2018

Highways England is to test whether speed limits through motorway roadworks can be increased to up to 60mph at weekends or different speeds used in different directions through the same works.

Council faces legal action over pothole death

10/08/2018

Warwickshire County Council is facing possible legal action after delays in repairing a pothole led to the death of a cyclist.

Velocity racks up record year as winter drives demand

29/08/2018

Road repair specialist Velocity has invested in new machines after what it said is a record year for its business.

Oxford to maintain its own roads in £2.6m deal with county

06/09/2018

The two councils covering Oxford have struck a deal that will see the city council provide routine highway maintenance services on its streets on behalf of the county.

County to borrow £120m for infrastructure improvements

19/09/2018

Oxfordshire County Council has approved plans to borrow £120m to repair roads and other council assets.

Council bosses say need for bridge funding is now ‘desperate’

19/09/2018

A council covering one of Britain’s wettest areas has said it needs a ‘miracle’ to solve its highways structural maintenance problem.

Road condition tops table of drivers' gripes

21/09/2018

The condition of roads is now motorists’ top concern as nearly four in five rate them as poor, according to a major study of drivers’ attitudes.

Grayling unveils major road schemes and gives a pothole teaser

02/10/2018

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced the first of the 'major road' schemes, although the Department for Transport has yet to reveal the network itself.

Local roads get £420m maintenance boost

29/10/2018

The chancellor has announced an immediate £420m cash boost for local authority highway maintenance budgets with millions more for local transport projects.

Draft £25bn RIS2 sets out 2050 vision

30/10/2018

The Department for Transport has published a draft road investment strategy for 2020-25, setting a ‘deliberately ambitious’ vision for the strategic road network in 2050.

ADEPT wants fundamental change on local roads funding

08/11/2018

Council directors have called for a systematic change to the ‘broken’ system of funding for local roads maintenance.

Cornwall and Notts negotiate over highways firm

08/11/2018

Nottinghamshire County Council is in talks to take over the firm responsible for its highways maintenance.

Capital's councils demand 'fair share' of new roads cash

13/11/2018

London’s boroughs have said they are not getting a fair share of road maintenance cash after they were awarded only £17m of the extra £420m for local authority roads announced during the budget.

Norman spreads the word on council salt stocks

07/12/2018

Roads minister Jesse Norman has warned against complacency in managing winter salt stocks, telling councils that his officials will be keeping a close eye on them.

VolkerHighways takes historical interest with £70m Bath deal

18/12/2018

VolkerHighways is set to deploy the latest technologies on a new highway maintenance and improvements contract with Bath and North East Somerset (BANES) Council worth up to £70m over 10 years.

ADEPT's Live Labs: DfT hands out £23m for new anti-pothole tech

31/01/2019

Ministers have allocated £23m to fund research and trials into technology that could among other things help stop potholes forming.

Pothole compensation 'costs councils nearly £3m a year'

13/02/2019

Councils paid £2.8m to drivers for damage caused by potholes in 2017/18, according to new figures.

Winter: It ain't over till it's Cold Comfort

28/02/2019

Registration is now live for both Cold Comfort 2019 and Cold Comfort Scotland 2019 – Transport Network’s annual winter maintenance conferences.

DfT proposes five-year guarantee on street works

06/03/2019

A longer guarantee on street works and new asphalt standards are among the proposals from the Department for Transport as part of an update to the street works code.

Council hits back as abandoned diggers left at roadworks

13/03/2019

Manchester City Council has hit out at the ‘unacceptable behaviour’ of workers who dumped diggers in the middle of traffic works over a dispute over alleged non-payment.

ALARM 2019: Sector backs 'don't stop now' call

26/03/2019

Key figures in the sector have backed the publishers of the ALARM survey in calling for sustained and consistent funding for the local authority road network.

ALARM 2019 finds 'haves and have nots'

26/03/2019

Recent increases in local authority highway maintenance budgets appear to be stemming the decline of local roads, according to the publishers of the 24th Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey.

Watch out for the Scorpion at Traffex

28/03/2019

Road safety vehicle specialist Blakedale will showcase the best of its self-drive traffic management fleet of vehicles at Traffex next week, including a ‘revolutionary’ crash cushion.

Cold Comfort: Heated debate from the coolest event of the year

23/05/2019

Emma Greedy reports from the glitz and glamour of the Royal Hall in Harrogate’s Convention Centre and the 28th Cold Comfort.

London roads backlog hits £1bn

04/06/2019

The road maintenance backlog in London has hit more than £1bn for the first time, as the capital’s boroughs concede they are presiding over a state of managed decline.

MPs call for five-year funding for local roads

01/07/2019

MPs have called for a front-loaded, five-year funding settlement to tackle the ‘extreme state of disrepair of the English local road network’.

Sector backs funding recommendations for local roads

01/07/2019

Key bodies in the sector have backed the Commons Transport Committee’s call for the local road network to be given the type of five-year funding settlement that the strategic road network benefits from.

Amey pays £215m to end Birmingham PFI

03/07/2019

Amey has agreed to pay Birmingham City Council £215m to terminate its Highways PFI contract following a high profile court case.

Roads funding cuts 'equal to eight million pothole repairs'

08/07/2019

Council leaders have admitted the money they cut from road maintenance funding since 2010 could have paid for the repair of nearly eight million potholes.

£348m Challenge and Pinch Point funding confirmed

22/07/2019

The Department for Transport has (DfT) confirmed funding of nearly £350m for councils to improve local roads.

Delivery doubts surface in watchdog's SRN health check

24/07/2019

Highways England has been given a reasonably clean bill of health by its watchdog's annual report, although more progress must be made on safety, customer satisfaction and the continuing delays to delivery.

Pinch Point cash could fund sustainable transport schemes

01/08/2019

The Department for Transport has published guidance to help councils apply for a share of nearly £350m to improve local roads.

Birmingham seeks £85m interim highways contractor

22/08/2019

Birmingham City Council’s highways PFI vehicle has launched a search for a subcontractor to operate and maintain the city’s roads for a 15-month period in a deal worth up to £85m.

MPs call for switch to warm mix to cut costs and emissions

03/09/2019

Highway authorities could be saving millions and reducing CO2 emissions if they switched to warm mix asphalts on road construction and maintenance, MPs have said.

All hands on the highway deck in Sheffield

02/12/2019

When rain and floods hit South Yorkshire early in November, Amey, which provides highway maintenance services to Sheffield City Council through the £2bn ‘Streets Ahead’ PFI contract, was in the front line. Highways gets a briefing on its efforts.

'Ready Spready Go' - winter service starts in earnest

16/12/2019

Authorities and companies working on the English and Scottish road networks sent gritters out at the weekend as low temperatures saw significant snowfalls.

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.

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.

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