highways maintenance

Potholes cost economy over £14bn a year

29/04/2024

The poor state of England’s road network is costing £14.4bn a year in economic damage, new research has revealed.

Pothole call-outs up but drivers 'dodge bullet'

23/04/2024

The RAC attended nearly 8,000 pothole-related breakdowns in the first quarter of 2024, up 53% on the previous quarter, ‘a clear sign that the UK is suffering a pothole epidemic’.

Update: 15 March deadline for publishing resurfacing plans

29/02/2024

UPDATE: The Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed that councils have until 15 March to publish resurfacing plans on their websites, following the Network North plan, which pledged £8.3bn over the next decade for local roads.

‘Staggering’ two million vehicles damaged by potholes last year

15/01/2024

The AA attended more than 600,000 incidents involving vehicles damaged by potholes last year, new figures released on National Pothole Day today reveal.

Pothole claims up a record 40%, insurer says

09/01/2024

The number of pothole-related claims increased by a record 40% last year when compared to 2022, the latest data from Admiral Car Insurance has revealed.

Analysis: ADEPT chair sees new dawn for local roads

24/11/2023

Mark Stevens, assistant director, direct services at Haringey Council and chair of the ADEPT Engineering Board, considers how local highway authority officers will react to the £8.3bn for local highway maintenance. Gamechanger or spin?

AA seeks new pothole cash as councils face cut

30/10/2023

Councils ‘desperately need’ more highway maintenance funding to address the deteriorating condition of local roads, the AA has said after its worst September fixing ‘pothole-related’ breakdowns for five years.

Show us the money, LGA says after pothole poll

20/10/2023

Half of drivers say the state of local roads is their top motoring concern – a record high since the RAC began asking for motorists' views on road conditions.

Holden declares war on causes of potholes

19/10/2023

Roads minister Richard Holden has promised to chase down every local authority without a lane rental scheme, as part of a ‘war’ on potholes and those who cause them.

TfL denies swallowing up government roads cash

28/09/2023

Transport for London has pushed back against criticism from the influential leader of a London Borough over the allocation of central government highways funding.

Lincs finds extra road cash after shortfall complaint

18/09/2023

Councillors in Lincolnshire have found a further £10m for highway maintenance after putting up Council Tax this year to cover what the county council said was a shortfall in funding.

Wet July sees rise in pothole-related breakdowns

23/08/2023

This year is looking to be one of the worst on record for damage caused by potholes, according to the AA, after a wet July saw pothole-related breakdowns up by a fifth.

Pothole repairs up, payouts down, RAC says

24/07/2023

RAC patrols attended the highest number of what it calls ‘pothole breakdowns’ in five years during the last three months.

Summer of resurfacing after winter of disrepair

18/07/2023

Gloucestershire County Council has launched a ‘summer of resurfacing’ using ‘innovative methods’ as it starts the lengthy process of restoring a historic road bridge.

Councils warned over £16m fake pothole claims

09/06/2023

Insurance experts have warned councils over a rise in fake claims for damage to vehicles caused by potholes.

TfL expands wildflower verges after trial

31/05/2023

Transport for London has selected new sites where mowing frequency will be reduced, following trials.

AA urges drivers to report every pothole they see

24/05/2023

The AA attended more than 52,000 ‘pothole-related’ breakdowns last month, which was 1,735 a day and a 29% increase compared to the same month last year.

New SNP minister told to fix 'Swiss cheese' roads

04/04/2023

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have called on the country’s new transport minister to address its ‘crumbling’ roads after pothole repairs on the trunk road network fell by nearly 30% in 2021-22.

Plymouth council contractors forced to stop tree felling

16/03/2023

Contractors working for Plymouth City Council cut down 110 trees at night before an injunction forced them to stop work.

Exclusive: Highways self-assessment process set for ministerial review

06/02/2023

The Department for Transport has confirmed that 'a submission will be going to ministers' on the future of the highways Incentive Fund self-assessment process.

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Traffic Management Officer – Technical Specialist x2

£44,428 - £47,240
The City has ambitious plans to deliver an improved sustainable transport infrastructure Bristol
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Assistant Service Manager

£30,054 - £31,963
We are looking for a highly motivated Assistant Service Manager to join our County Transport team County Transport, Brimington Workshop, Chesterfield
Recruiter: Derbyshire County Council

Principal Engineer - Highways Development Management

£48,378 - £51,571
We are looking for an experienced and talented professional to join West Northampton Council as our Highways Development Principal Engineer. One Angel Square, Northampton
Recruiter: West Northamptonshire Council

Principal Engineer - Highways Development Management

£48,378 - £51,571
You will play a lead role on all major highway development proposals across West Northampton. One Angel Square, Northampton
Recruiter: West Northamptonshire Council

Service Manager - Highways (Asset and Traffic)

£48,474 to £51,515
A vacancy has become available for a Service Manager to join and manage our successful Highways Assets and Traffic team. Torbay, Devon
Recruiter: SWISCo

Head of Highway Operations

Grade 15 £59,559 - £65,327
At Derbyshire, we have been on a journey to transform the way we deliver highway services Derbyshire
Recruiter: Derbyshire County Council

Highway Inspector Manager

£42,403 - £46,464
You will be working closely with the Highway Inspections Operations Manager Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Recruiter: Staffordshire County Council

DSO Compliance Officer (Health and Safety)

Salary From £41,043

Recruiter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Highway Inspector

£31,364 - £35,745
Our Highway Inspection team ensures that we comply with our duty to maintain the highway Staffordshire
Recruiter: Staffordshire County Council

Highway Network Officer WMF1060e

£35,745 - £36,648
Westmorland and Furness Council, Highways and Transport service is looking for an experienced, motivated, and friendly individual. Cumbria
Recruiter: Westmorland and Furness Council

Head of Commissioning Management

Grade 15 £59,559 - £65,327
At Derbyshire, we have been on a journey to transform the way we deliver highway services Derbyshire
Recruiter: Derbyshire County Council

Light Vehicle Mechanic

Grade 8 £27,507 - £29,418 per annum
We are looking for a highly motivated Light Vehicle Mechanic to join our County Transport team Derbyshire
Recruiter: Derbyshire County Council

Traffic Management Officer - WMF1092e

£35,745 - £36,648
This is a role for Traffic Management Officer to be based in the Eden area. Penrith, Cumbria
Recruiter: Westmorland and Furness Council

Traffic Management Technician - WMF1090e

£26,421 - £27,334
This is a role for Traffic Management Technician to be based in the Eden area. Penrith, Cumbria
Recruiter: Westmorland and Furness Council

Multi Skilled Operatrive x4

£22,737.00 - £29,269.00, Career grade 3-6, 37 hours, Permanent
We are seeking enthusiastic and capable colleagues to join our Highway Operations team that forms part of the Highway Network Management. Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Wakefield Council

Supervising Technician

£33,024.00 - £35,745.00, Grade 8, 37 hours, Permanent
The purpose of this role is to support the Workshop Manager you will be required to work closely with other Supervising Technicians. Newton Bar Depot, Central Vehicle Workshops, Newton Bar, Wakefield WF1 2TU
Recruiter: Wakefield Council

Heavy Vehicle/Plant Apprenticeship

Age dependent (Under 18 yrs - £12,347, 18-20 yrs - £16,591, 21+yrs - £22,071)
The programme can start to build your career, or help you to re-train, becoming a valued, recognised and rewarded team member. Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Wakefield Council

Senior Engineer - Highways and Drainage

£40,221 - £44,428 + 12% Attraction + Retention Payment equating to actual pay £45,047 - 49,759
This is an exciting opportunity to join us as a Senior Engineer. Lincolnshire
Recruiter: Lincolnshire County Council

Traffic Management Technician - WMF1090e

Salary £26,421 - £27.334
This is a role for Traffic Management Technician to be based in the Eden area. Penrith, Cumbria
Recruiter: Westmorland and Furness Council

Assistant Arboricultural Consultant

£26100 - £30706 per annum + + 26 Days Leave & Defined Benefit Pension
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