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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.

Highways jobs

Director, Governance and Improvement

City of York Council
£85-95k plus relocation package
We are looking for an exceptional individual to be appointed to the position of Director of Governance and Improvement. York, North Yorkshire
Recuriter: City of York Council

Senior Team Leader

Redbridge London Borough Council
£35,992 to £38,994 per annum inclusive
Looking for individuals with initiative, evidence of experience in managing a street cleansing service and motivating... Redbridge, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Road Safety Engineer

Cambridgeshire County Council
£21,589 - £31,371
We are looking for a candidate who can participate in developing and delivering technically sound highway engineering solutions. Cambridgeshire
Recuriter: Cambridgeshire County Council

Information Management Officer x 2 Jobs

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£24,799 - £26,317
Looking for better and smarter ways to operate and you will play a key role working across a broad range of service... Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Graduate Engineer

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
£24,313 - £28,785 per annum
This is an exciting new opportunity in the Highway Services team to play a pivotal role in creating a safe and... Sandwell, West Midlands
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Chief Fire Officer

West Sussex County Council
Competitive Salary plus Financial Support for Recruitment and Retention
We are looking for an exceptional individual who can lead our Fire & Rescue Service Chichester, West Sussex
Recuriter: West Sussex County Council

School Crossing Patrol

Brent Council
£21,591 - £22,377 p.a. inc. pro rata.
Looking for someone that is friendly, has great communication skills and enjoys working with children. Wembley, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Brent Council

Engineer (Highway Design)

Darlington Borough Council
£31,371 - £33,799
Looking to employ an experienced person within the Highway Design team to meet the challenge of enabling development... Darlington, Durham
Recuriter: Darlington Borough Council

Project Manager – Major Maintenance and Infrastructure Projects 

Liverpool City Council
£42,683 - £47,491 
The successful candidate will ensure that effective procurement and delivery of highways maintenance and improvement. Liverpool, Merseyside
Recuriter: Liverpool City Council

Green Space Development Manager

Camden London Borough Council
£45,504 - £52,786
The successful candidate will join a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team and contribute to our commitment to deliver for... Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Green Space Project Officer

Camden London Borough Council
£40,829 - £47,360
The successful candidate will join a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team and contribute to our commitment to deliver for the people of Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Senior Principal Planning Officer - Fixed Term

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£39.774 - £42.684
Looking for key members of the team that will be instrumental in transforming the Borough and opportunities available for residents.  Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Career Grade Planner

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£27228 - £36711
In this role you will deal primarily with small-scale planning applications covering a wide range of planning issues. Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Career Grade Planning Officer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£27.228 - £36.711
We offer a great opportunity to develop your career with a positive approach to development and a desire to put... Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Director of Place and Communities

Ashfield District Council
£79,070
As the Director for Place and Communities you will provide strategic and operational leadership across a range of key services including Waste... Nottinghamshire
Recuriter: Ashfield District Council

Highways Operative - 3 Jobs

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£18,426 - £21,166 (plus 20% enhancement if working in the night team)
You will be responsible for providing effective maintenance and development of the Kirklees road network carrying out a range of highway works. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Rights of Way Officer

Cambridgeshire County Council
£26,470 - £28,221
The purpose of the role is to implement and advise on the maintenance, protection, improvement and promotion of access... Cambridgeshire
Recuriter: Cambridgeshire County Council

Road Safety and Sustainable Transport Assistant

Telford & Wrekin Council
£11.41 - £12.35 per hour
Are you passionate about Road Safety, and want to help educate road users and develop their skills? Wrekin, Telford
Recuriter: Telford & Wrekin Council

Engineer

Cambridgeshire County Council
£32,825 - £35,401
As an Engineer, you will be required to lead the delivery of a wide range of highway improvements and maintenance projects to... Cambridgeshire
Recuriter: Cambridgeshire County Council

Head of Highways Infrastructure

Leeds City Council
£72,397 - £79,637
Seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Head of Highways Infrastructure to lead on the authority’s duty to... Leeds, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Leeds City Council

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