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Public opinion of road network reaches record low

14/04/2011

The public's satisfaction with the state of our roads and highways has fallen to a record low according to the latest survey released by the Institution of Civil Engineers this week.

Balfour starts on cost-saving £100m maintenance contract

12/05/2011

Balfour Beatty started work this week on a new-style £100m contract to maintain roads across Warwickshire and Coventry.

Amey and Carillion fight to cut £40m from highways job

28/07/2011

Amey and CarillionMouchel have put in detailed bids for the Sheffield Highway Maintenance PFI Project outlining how they will save £40m in road repairs.

Call for summer maintenance blitz to prevent potholes

28/07/2011

Councils are being urged to use the remainder of the summer as a window of opportunity to carry out necessary road maintenance to prevent another winter of pothole misery.

Breakdown experts call for more maintenance

04/08/2011

The UK is sitting on a ‘time bomb of tatty tarmacadam’ which will cause chaos if we have another harsh winter.

Merton on hunt for highways contractor

04/08/2011

The London Borough of Merton is on the hunt for a contractor to carry out highways construction and repairs.

£75m maintenance job up for grabs

11/08/2011

The search has started for contractors to sign up to a highways repair and maintenance framework for nine local authorities.

New London maintenance framework soars in value

03/11/2011

Keen interest in London's proposed new highways maintenance regime has prompted Transport for London to raise the expected work value to £2.6bn over eight years.

Devon council hunts for highways repair firms

03/11/2011

Devon County Council is on the hunt for three contractors to handle its structural highways maintenance.

Up to 75 firms needed for highways work

10/11/2011

Lincolnshire Councty Council is searching for civil engineering contractors to join a framework covering highways resurfacing, new roads and waterways works.

Watchdog warns over maintenance cuts

15/12/2011

The National Audit Office has warned that road maintenance budget cuts will cost the country more than they save.

Race for Swansea highways maintenance deal

12/01/2012

Swansea City and Country Council has started the hunt for a partner to handle highways maintenance over the next four years.

Civil servants warning over maintenance standards

19/01/2012

Department for Transport civil servants warned MPs this week that standards would be affected by road maintenance spending cuts.

Swansea needs maintenance contractor

19/01/2012

Swansea City and County Council has started the hunt for a partner to handle highways maintenance over the next four years.

Council boosts highways maintenance cash by £20m

26/01/2012

Staffordshire council is pumping an extra £20m into highways maintenance.

£100m Midlands maintenance deal up for grabs

09/02/2012

Midlands transport authority Centro is inviting firms to bid for minor highways and bridge work four-year term contracts.

Yorkshire facing £700m road repair bill

16/02/2012

Councils across Yorkshire are facing a £700m bill to repair the crumbling road network.

Firm wanted for £165m Notts repairs

01/03/2012

Nottinghamshire County Council is looking for a highways maintenance contractor to carry-out £165m worth of repair work across the region.

Contractor wanted for £25m road upgrade

08/03/2012

The search has started to find a contractor to deliver a series of road improvements bundled up into the Western Gateway Infrastructure Scheme.

MPs attack highways maintenance cuts

15/03/2012

Spending watchdogs on the Public Accounts Committee have attacked highways maintenance budget cuts as “counter-productive.”

Trio win £15m Dudley surfacing package

15/03/2012

Dudley Metropolitan Council has signed up three highways surfacing contractors for improvement programmes this year.

Telford to spend £18m on road repairs

18/04/2012

Telford & Wrekin Council is to invest at least £18m over the next three years to improve its existing road infrastructure.

£70m maintenance deal needs contractor

08/05/2012

Halton and Warrington borough councils are teaming-up in a joint procurement race for a £70m highways maintenance contract.

Extra £500k for maintenance in Norfolk

10/05/2012

Norfolk County Council is set to approve an extra £500,000 for highways maintenance this year following costs cuts in other departments at the authority.

£60m boost for maintenance in Wales

14/05/2012

Welsh Councils will be allowed to borrow £60m to fund road repairs this year.

Major maintenance starts on A627

28/06/2012

A £326,000 maintenance programme along the A627(M) between Rochdale and Oldham in Greater Manchester will get underway next week.

Lincolnshire makes £2.6m maintenance a priority

16/07/2012

Lincolnshire County Council has earmarked funds worth £2.6m for essential highways repairs.

Lincolnshire highways £60m framework awarded

26/07/2012

Eleven civil engineering contractors have won places on the main element of Lincolnshire County Council’s £60m highways four-year framework.

Flood threat to winter roads cash

15/08/2012

Recent torrential rain and flooding have left local councils with a £200 million repair bill for roads, bridges and pavements which could eat into their winter maintenance cash.

Praise for Scottish maintenance work

21/09/2012

An independent report into the maintenance of Scotland’s trunk roads and motorways has found that operating companies are continuing to maintain their strong performance levels.

£215m road repair cash allocated

18/12/2012

Councils can plan how to spend their share of a £215m fund for local road maintenance after funding allocations were published by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin.

Badly maintained roads costing small firms £5bn a year

31/01/2013

Badly maintained local roads are costing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) £5 billion a year.

£50m Greenwich highways deal up for grabs

10/07/2013

A five-year highways maintenance deal worth up to £50 million is up for grabs in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Peterborough City Council signs highways contract with Skanska

18/09/2013

Peterborough City Council has signed a 10-year contract with Skanska for the provision of highway maintenance services.

HMEP launches roads maintenance tool kit

23/09/2013

The Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) has launched a new roads maintenance tool kit.

Maintenance plea as motorists pay £1,000 a year in tax

14/10/2013

Local councils are calling for a huge rise in road maintenance spending after analysis showed that the average motorist is paying more than £1,000 a year to the Treasury in charges and taxes.

HMEP wants LEAN thinking over highways

09/12/2013

The Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) wants local authorities to use its LEAN toolkit in an effort to improve the condition and upkeep of England’s roads. 

Nottingham picks highways contractors

09/02/2012

Ringway and North Midlands Construction are among a list of firms selected to carry out  highways and construction work for

Staffordshire starts spending extra £20m maintenance cash

16/02/2012

Staffordshire County Council will spend £750,000 upgrading a stretch of the A34 as the first scheme in a £20m increased funding package for maintenance work.

£80m to be spent on improving Liverpool’s roads

17/02/2014

Liverpool City Council is set to invest £80 million over the next eight years in an effort to improve the condition of the city’s highways network.

£5m needed to avert highways crisis in North Yorkshire

17/02/2014

A contribution of at least £5 million is needed to avert a crisis on the roads of North Yorkshire.

IHE president responds to government statement on roads maintenance

27/02/2014

The president of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) has responded to the government’s call for action to the highways supply chain.

Road treatment programme announced in Buckinghamshire

12/03/2014

Buckinghamshire County Council has outlined 43 schemes that will be treated as part of its ‘We’re Working on it’ road treatment programme.

Balfour Beatty wins £8.7m technology maintenance contract

23/04/2014

Balfour Beatty has secured its third regional technology maintenance contract (RTMC) from the Highways Agency.

Ringway contract for Milton Keynes launched

28/04/2014

Ringway has started work on a seven year highways contract for Milton Keynes Council.

Keysoft calls for proactive approach to road repairs

16/10/2014

Highways maintenance software developer Keysoft Solutions has warned that patching up potholes is bad news for Britain’s roads.

Increased traffic congestion putting pressure on roads

21/11/2014

Road maintenance funding is inadequate to meet the demands of rising traffic levels, according to the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA).

Highways maintenance contractors facing busy year

25/02/2015

Local authorities will award more than 80 term maintenance contracts during 2015 for highways maintenance, according to a report carried out by BDS Marketing.

Pothole action paying off in Leicestershire

18/03/2015

A shift from reactive to proactive maintenance has helped reduce the number of potholes in Leicestershire.

Twenty eight councils receive share of highways funding

24/03/2015

Twenty eight councils across England will receive a share of £275 million for major local roads maintenance after winning government funding.

Further collaboration for roads maintenance in Scotland

30/03/2015

Scotland’s roads authorities are considering new ways of delivering maintenance.

Completion of A12 project delayed

29/05/2015

A maintenance project that will see a section of the A12 near Ipswich upgraded is now expected to be complete by the end of June.

RSMA to review quality of road markings in NI

09/06/2015

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) will undertake an urgent 10-day review of the quality of road markings across Northern Ireland after the country saw a 30% increase in road deaths last year.

TRL launches highways maintenance funding guidance

22/02/2016

TRL (the Transport Research Laboratory), is offering advice to local authorities and private finance initiatives (PFIs) to help them adopt best practice for highway appraisal and maintenance.

Siemens equips maintenance crews with new tablet technology

06/06/2016

More than 300 service operatives and engineers responsible for installing and repairing traffic equipment across the country have been equipped by Siemens with new bespoke tablet devices.

New vehicles being used by Eurovia on UK roads

08/06/2016

A new US-manufactured advanced chipper spreader is being used by Eurovia Specialist Treatments (EST) on UK roads.

Resurfacing programme underway in Stoke

28/06/2016

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is embarking on a multi-million pound resurfacing and patching campaign.

HE awards new highway maintenance deals worth £300m

15/12/2016

Highways England has awarded four new style asset delivery contracts worth over £300 million to Kier, a CH2M/Costain joint venture and Amey.

Research "reveals Britain's worst roads"

19/12/2016

An independent investigation using Freedom of Information requests says it can reveal the worst roads in Britain to drive on.

Councils find out their share of £1.2bn local roads funding

13/01/2017

The Department for Transport (DfT) has allocated £1.2 billion of local roads funding to councils across England.

Ports maintenance deal awarded to Specialist Surfacing

30/01/2017

Lincolnshire firm Specialist Surfacing will carry out road maintenance across four Humber ports in Hull, Goole, Grimsby and Immingham.

£100,000 resurfacing scheme for Enniskillen

02/02/2017

A 1.2 km resurfacing scheme in the Northern Irish town of Enniskillen is to begin at a cost of £100,000.

Hanson re-secures Dorset Highways contract

22/02/2017

Hanson Contracting has re-secured its strategic partnership contract with Dorset Highways for maintenance of the county’s road network in a deal worth more than £100m.

HE chief gives strategy update

22/02/2017

Highways England’s chief executive Jim O’Sullivan has revealed the latest route strategy documents for the strategic road network are to be published next month with a network report due in the autumn.

Clyde Tunnel "needs open heart surgery"

07/03/2017

A councillor in Glasgow is warning that the city's Clyde Tunnel will not last ten years if it does not get funding to give it "open heart surgery".

More than 3,000 British road bridges substandard - RAC Foundation

10/03/2017

More than 3,000 council-maintained road bridges in Great Britain are substandard, according to research by the RAC Foundation.

New guidance released on highway authority liabilities

17/03/2017

New guidance on managing highways liability risk has been released by the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) - titled Well Managed Highway Liability Risk - providing a comprehensive framework for authorities across the UK.

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