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Motorways unfit for 80mph limit

16/05/2012

England's motorway network is not safe enough to have the speed limit raised to 80mph, according to a new report from the Road Safety Foundation.

80mph speed limits could be trialled

13/06/2013

Road safety minister Stephen Hammond says 80mph motorway speed limit trials could take place next year.

Roadworks lifted for August bank holiday weekend

21/08/2013

The majority of roadworks will be lifted for the August bank holiday weekend in an effort to keep traffic moving on England’s motorways and other strategic roads.

DfT changes policy on planning

10/09/2013

New rules published by the Department for Transport could lead to more large scale developments being built adjacent to England’s motorways and major A roads.

Half of road markings in England need replacing

13/03/2014

Half of all road markings on England’s highways are so worn that they need replacing immediately or need to be scheduled for replacement, according to a survey of nearly 4,000km of the country’s roads.

£6m cost to collect litter on motorways

09/04/2014

The amount of litter collected by the Highways Agency in a year could fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool four times over. 

Risky tailgating and speeding rife on UK motorways

22/05/2014

Six in 10 UK drivers own up to risky tailgating (57%) and a similar proportion break the limit by 10mph or more (60%) on motorways and 70mph dual carriageways, a survey by Brake and Direct Line reveals.

Roads Minister tours England’s motorway network

09/09/2014

Roads Minister John Hayes has embarked on a marathon 26-mile tour of major motorways in the West Midlands.

Petrol price signs to be displayed on motorways

03/12/2014

Signs that display the price of fuel at service stations will soon start appearing on motorways.

Strangest motorway spillages revealed

12/11/2015

Highways England has revealed the strangest items ever spilled on its roads – from powdered cement to 6,000 chickens.

Motorists avoiding UK's motorways

02/02/2016

One in five drivers (eight million) rarely venture on to the motorway while 380,000 say they never do, research carried out by the RAC has found.

3,000 sacks of litter collected from England’s motorways

13/04/2016

More than 3,000 sacks of litter were collected from England’s motorways during a three-day spring clean last month.

Transport Focus: Roadside facilities must be improved

26/07/2016

Research carried out by Transport Focus has shown that a number of road users' are dissatisfied with roadside facilities.

Deliver infrastructure projects now, CECA warns

28/07/2016

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) has warned that a flatlining infrastructure sector could spell trouble for the economy.

Drivers want to see road congestion tackled

29/11/2016

A survey into what drivers want when using England’s motorways and major A-roads has revealed that easing congestion is their top priority.  

Learner drivers to take lessons on motorways under new proposals

03/01/2017

Transport Minister Andrew Jones has set out plans to allow learner drivers to have driving lessons on motorways before passing their test.  

Make Mways safe for infrequent users, RAC Foundation says

11/09/2017

Motorways should be made ‘welcoming and safe’ for drivers who rarely use them, the RAC Foundation has said. It follows an analysis of Department for Transport

Online hub helps learners step up to motorway driving

04/06/2018

Highways England has supported the creation of a new online driving hub to help improve learner drivers’ safety awareness as the law changes to allow them to drive on motorways.

Preston Bypass: Taking the high-tech road

23/01/2019

Brian Kent, technical director at Tarmac – which built the country's first motorway, the Preston Bypass – looks at how things have changed in the road building sector - and will change in the future.

Preston Bypass: A trip down memory road

23/01/2019

John Baxter, who worked on the Preston bypass as a young civil engineer, speaks exclusively to Dominic Browne about the project and lifelong fellowships built on the road

Northern Ireland adds new bus lanes to key motorways

04/03/2019

New hard shoulder bus lanes will begin to operate on Northern Ireland's M1 and M2 motorways next Monday (11 March) following the completion of a £4m scheme.

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