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£2m highways scheme finds its niche

20/11/2018

Galliford Try Highways is carrying out complex highway works for a housing development in Warwickshire.

Highways England develops computer design and 'naked' roads

19/11/2018

Computer road design could take over a significant proportion of work from human consultants over the next decade, under Highways England's Rapid Engineering Model (REM), a senior figure has suggested.

ITS Summit – are you on board?

19/11/2018

The ITS (UK) summit next week will feature speakers from near and far as well as what promises to be a lively debate on whether driverless vehicles should be seen as heroes or villains.

Kier offloads Australia roads business for £24m

15/11/2018

Kier Group has agreed the sale of an Australian highways firm for around £24m, generating a profit of around £15m.

London penalty charge notices up 10%

14/11/2018

The number of penalty charge notices issued by London’s highway authorities rose by 10% during the last financial year.

Political vision needed to solve governance muddle, SCOTS chief says

14/11/2018

Scotland’s local authority transport chiefs have expressed frustration at the slow pace of change over the country’s governance arrangements.

Troubled LoHAC fails to tempt Harrow

14/11/2018

Instead of using LoHAC to recruit a contractor for a £110m 10-year highways maintenance deal, Harrow is recruiting a contractor directly.

Transport Focus: 'The road users' voice is finally arriving'

13/11/2018

Having represented SRN users for around three years now, Transport Focus evidence base is emerging as potentially world class, something chief executive Anthony Smith is rightly proud of.

New gritters aim to stand out for safety

13/11/2018

Highways England has rolled out the first of a fleet of new gritters that employ the latest technology and are designed to stand out in winter conditions.

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.

Jones returns to transport as Norman climbs DfT ladder

13/11/2018

Roads minister Jesse Norman has been promoted to minister of state at the Department for Transport (DfT), replacing Jo Johnson, who resigned last week over Brexit.

Ringway sitting pretty on £16m highways DBFO contract extension

13/11/2018

Ringway West Unitaries has secured an eight-year extension worth up to £16m to its highway maintenance and services contract for the ‘picturesque’ A417/A419 link.

When Highways met the minister

13/11/2018

Dominic Browne talks to roads minister Jesse Norman about PFIs, Brexit and induced demand.

Galliford Try appoints new highways operations director

13/11/2018

Galliford Try Highways has appointed an operations director with a specific brief over its work with Highways England.

Amey scoops new Area 10 contract

13/11/2018

Amey Consulting has won a £50m Highways England design services contract covering the North West.

Charity calls for overhaul of cycling network with ‘historic problems’

12/11/2018

A national cycling charity has called for an ‘overhaul’ of the UK’s cycle network, a move it argues could help add nearly £8bn to the economy.

Minister reveals plans for five-year local roads funding strategy

09/11/2018

The roads minister Jesse Norman has revealed plans to move local roads closer to the kind of five-year funding package enjoyed by Highways England, revealing his officials are already working on a business case.

Exclusive: O'Sullivan - Stonehenge and Lower Thames must be publicly financed or delayed

09/11/2018

In one of his first interviews since the Budget, Highways England chief executive Jim O'Sullivan told Highways it was too late to find a new private finance model for the Stonehenge and Lower Thames Crossing schemes if they are to open on time.

Blakedale adds a Scorpion to its collection

09/11/2018

Road safety vehicle hire and sales specialist Blakedale has launched a transatlantic partnership that will see it distribute a new Truck Mounted Attenuator (TMA) in the UK.

Four in five users satisfied with SRN

08/11/2018

Transport Focus has published what it says is ‘the most significant and robust picture ever’ of driver satisfaction on the strategic road network.

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.

The bottom line: Freight firms bemoan SRN surface quality

08/11/2018

Only half of logistics and coach operators are satisfied with the strategic road network, according to the road users’ watchdog.

Consultation asks: Should self-driving cars bend the rules too?

08/11/2018

Legal experts have asked for the public’s views on creating a digital highway code to support the ‘next generation’ of vehicles.

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.

Row flares as new delay hits £745m AWPR

08/11/2018

A war of words over the much-delayed Aberdeen bypass has continued after a contractor confirmed that it will not be fully open until at least December.

Highways England reveals £8.7bn regional partnership winners

07/11/2018

Highways England has announced the 13 contractors that have secured places on its Regional Delivery Partnership frameworks covering £8.7bn worth of work.

Highways England to save the Stover Lake lillies

06/11/2018

Highways England is delivering a giant reedbed filter system to help return vanished water lillies to a nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

ACO launches flexible professional development programme

06/11/2018

Leading water management company ACO has launched a professional development programme designed to address training challenges in the construction industry.

Kier – and partners – launch collaboration initiative

02/11/2018

Kier Highways has launched a major new initiative that aims to help transform the sector’s approach to safety, customer service and delivery through innovation and collaboration.

Hammond's £420m for local roads 'should be a first step'

02/11/2018

Two key figures in the highway maintenance industry have said the Budget announcement of a £420m cash boost for councils should lead to a significant long-term increase in funding for local roads.

Scotland 'has huge amount to offer CAV sector'

02/11/2018

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV) have the potential to bring huge change to people's lives, Scotland’s transport secretary has said at a major industry event.

£75m 'would prevent 1,100 fatal and serious injuries'

30/10/2018

A new report has highlighted the 2,549 additional deaths that have occurred on Britain’s roads in the last decade as the long-term trend of casualty reduction has stalled.

Driving instructor trains Norfolk motorists on 'different' roundabouts

30/10/2018

A Norfolk driving instructor is offering free training for motorists on how to safely navigate successive roundabouts on the recently opened 12.5km A1270 Broadland Northway, which bypasses the city of Norwich.

Comment: The death of project finance has been exaggerated

30/10/2018

Jon Hart, partner at law firm Pinsent Masons LLP and a regular Highways magazine contributor, asks whether the abolition of PFI/PF2, announced in this week's Budget, means the end of the road for project finance.

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.

£25bn for RIS2 but PFI ban could cost Highways England

29/10/2018

The chancellor has announced £25bn for the second Road Investment Strategy, although a large chunk of this may now be needed to pay for two Highways England projects costing over £8bn after Philip Hammond banned new PFI schemes.

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.

SWH runs off with £2.1m Highways England eco project

29/10/2018

SWH Civils has secured a £2.1m contract from Highways England for an ecological improvement project in a Devon country park.

Wolverhampton keeps traffic moving with quick pothole repairs

29/10/2018

Wolverhampton Council has cut disruption on its roads by using a Velocity Patcher to fill potholes roads across the city at speed.

Hammond to announce £25bn RIS2 as part of £30bn transport cash

29/10/2018

The Chancellor will announce a £30bn investment package for the country’s transport network in Monday’s Budget, including a £29bn National Roads Fund created by ringfencing Vehicle Excise Duty.

Hear all about the FLOURISH CAV project on Talking Transport

25/10/2018

The latest in the series of popular Talking Transport podcasts discusses the human side of driverless cars by talking to key members of the FLOURISH

Autonomous pods coming to Edinburgh

25/10/2018

Delegates at CAV Scotland 2018 will be able to enjoy an autonomous driving experience in a colourful and distinctive AurriGo PodZero, designed to carry four

Analysis: Fake news versus 'real futures'

24/10/2018

New technology and innovation needs real-world application to succeed, writes Steve Birdsall, chief executive of Gaist.

Scotland achieves lowest road casualties since records began

24/10/2018

The latest figures from the Scottish Government have revealed impressive progress on road safety, with the number of casualties down to the lowest level since records began.

Survey finds majority unhappy with DfT's traffic sign reforms

24/10/2018

What is thought to be the first major survey on the Government's traffic signs overhaul in 2016 has found an overwhelming majority unhappy with the changes.

Experts urge caution over Addison's Lee 2021 driverless cars plan

22/10/2018

Addison Lee Group, the premium car service, and the British leader in self-driving vehicle software, Oxbotica, have announced a strategic alliance to put self-driving services in London by 2021.

Modified to make the grade

22/10/2018

Muhammad Ikram of FM Conway discusses the company’s pioneering use polymer modified bitumen (PMB) and recycled material.

Campaigners hail 'mayor victory' on Highway Code changes

22/10/2018

Campaigners have welcomed confirmation that planned revisions to the Highway Code will include new measures to promote cycle and pedestrian safety, including the ‘Dutch reach’ method of opening car doors to avoid hitting cyclists.

Exclusive: Labour demands answers over £75m road safety cash

22/10/2018

Labour's shadow road safety minister is to write to the Government to ask what has happened to the unspent £75m from its £175m Safer Roads Fund.

£100m safety scheme ‘will prevent 1,450 deaths and serious injuries’

22/10/2018

A £100m scheme to improve the 48 riskiest local authority A roads in England will prevent almost 1,450 deaths and serious injuries over the next two decades, safety campaigners have said.

£25m Poynton Relief Road contract tendered

22/10/2018

Cheshire East Borough Council has tendered a £25m contract for the design and construction of the Poynton Relief Road.

Highways England and Sustrans 'in tandem' to help cyclists

19/10/2018

Highways England has linked with charity Sustrans to deliver cycling schemes worth £3m as it works to meet its target for cycling improvements in the Road Investment Strategy (RIS).

Highways England must do more for non-motorists, watchdog says

19/10/2018

The transport watchdog has called on Highways England to do more to address the safety fears of cyclists, pedestrians and horseriders.

Design and product focus: I can stand the rain

19/10/2018

Don Blackburn, of Blackburn and Roberts Ltd, is a chartered engineer with decades of experience in highways drainage. He gives Highways an analysis of a couple of design and product ideas.

Unsung heroes

19/10/2018

The Ranty Highwayman is a chartered engineer who works in a local highways department. In this article he discusses unsung heroes.

Highways Awards 2018 - winners revealed!

18/10/2018

Thirteen winners, from organisations across the UK, received their awards from former Formula 1 McLaren pit crew mechanic and motivational speaker, Marc Priestley - along with representatives from each of our category sponsors.

East region maintenance contract worth £490m, Highways England confirms

16/10/2018

Highways England has valued its new combined Maintenance and Response contract for the East of England at £490m over 15 years.

Scotland seeks bids for £1.4bn trunk road contracts

16/10/2018

Transport Scotland has advertised its first two next generation trunk road contracts, worth a total of £1.4bn.

Harrow looks over the hill for £110m highway works

16/10/2018

Harrow Council is looking for a highways maintenance contractor in a deal that could be worth £110m over 10 years.

'New information' could see Arundel Bypass route change

15/10/2018

Highways England is to carry out a fresh consultation on ‘important new evidence’ regarding its controversial plans for a bypass at the A27 at Arundel.

Connected corridor addresses green lights and red X's

12/10/2018

Highways England has showcased its A2/M2 connected corridor project to an international audience.

Sad loss for the traffic signs community

11/10/2018

The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) has announced the recent death of Geoff Bray, an inaugural member of the traffic signs committee that it set up to run its annual conference and other events.

Leeds aims to cushion impact of Clean Air Zone

10/10/2018

Leeds City Council has outlined its final plans for a Clean Air Zone to help cut pollution in the city, which will see buses, coaches and HGVs charged £50 a day.

Thames crossing to be longer and wider

10/10/2018

The Lower Thames Crossing will now have three lanes in each direction and will nearly double road capacity across the river, Highways England has announced.

UK Autodrive in ‘world’s first’ multi-vehicle connected and driverless test

10/10/2018

The UK Autodrive consortium has completed the 'world’s first' tests involving more than one connected and autonomous vehicle. 

The Long Read: New code, new beginning

09/10/2018

Dominic Browne looks at the state of play as the deadline approaches for councils to implement the new code of practice, Well-managed Highway Infrastructure.

Cumbria road leads to Roman remains

09/10/2018

Highways England has uncovered the remains of a Roman settlement in Cumbria during its £5m A66 Eden Valley improvements project.

Rail man Larkinson takes temporary charge at the ORR

09/10/2018

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has appointed John Larkinson, as interim chief executive as it seeks to replace Joanna Whittington on a permanent basis.

Highways England switches on road studs at busy junction

09/10/2018

Highways England has completed the installation of 175 airport-runway-style LED road studs at one of England’s busiest motorway junctions.

Transport bodies criticise 'perverse' local roads funding gap

09/10/2018

A coalition of transport bodies has warned that without adequate and stable funding the maintenance backlog on local roads will pass to future generations.

Amey named Area 10 contractor in £325m deal

08/10/2018

Amey has secured the Highways England Area 10 highways maintenance and response contract in a 15-year deal worth £325m.

Balfour Beatty scoops a potential £220m deal in Telford

08/10/2018

Balfour Beatty Living Places has been awarded a seven-year £103m highways maintenance contract by Telford and Wrekin Council with an option to extend for a further seven years.

Volker wins in Wokingham

04/10/2018

Wokingham Borough Council has awarded a maintenance and construction contract to VolkerHighways worth £68m for the first seven years.

The Big Interview: A room with a different view

04/10/2018

Dominic Browne interviews Duncan Elliott, who joined Galliford Try as managing director of the highways business unit within its infrastructure division in March.

Highways England to consult on 'significant changes' to Lower Thames Crossing

04/10/2018

Highways England has made ‘significant changes’ to its plans for the Lower Thames Crossing to minimise its impact on local communities and the environment.

MPs given five-year plan to remove 'majority of pothole backlog'

04/10/2018

One of England's largest technical bodies covering highways has outlined five steps to eliminating most of the nation's pothole backlog in the space of five years in a submission to MPs.

New CAV event to hear about 'snowtonomous driving'

03/10/2018

The director of Finland’s intelligent road project will be a key speaker at a two-day conference and demonstration on connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) in Edinburgh at the end of this month.

Bristol edges slowly towards congestion charges

03/10/2018

Bristol City Council has published a draft transport strategy that includes a mass transit scheme, as well as possible congestion and workplace parking charges.

DfT corrects Grayling on his conference speech

03/10/2018

The Department for Transport (DfT) has corrected Chris Grayling on his own conference speech, after he mistakenly claimed that all money from 'car tax' goes back into improving roads.

Fuel duty freeze continues

03/10/2018

The government will freeze fuel duty for the ninth year in a row, the prime minister has announced.

Local government funding to be slashed by a further £1.3bn

03/10/2018

Council budgets will be cut by a third next year, causing 'dramatic' reductions in services, local government leaders have warned.

Edinburgh takes fast approach to EV charging with £3.3m plan

03/10/2018

Councillors in Edinburgh have approved a £3.3m plan to introduce a ‘strategic, citywide network of electric vehicle (EV) charging points’..

Pre-Christmas Severn toll abolition greeted with demands for more gifts

02/10/2018

Ministers have announced that the Severn Crossings will become toll-free two weeks early, prompting a wish list of new demands.

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.

Ministers respond to fears over shared space ban

01/10/2018

The Government has issued further clarification on its moratorium on shared space schemes, in a move to assuage fears among planners and designers that the ban on level surfaces could have gone too far.

Update: Liverpool flyovers 'likely' to be demolished over safety fears

01/10/2018

The Churchill Way flyovers in Liverpool city centre have closed after a routine inspection found several design and construction flaws.

Operation Brock timing prompts no deal Brexit fears

28/09/2018

Operation Brock, the Government's contingency plans to manage lorry traffic in Kent, could take up to 14 days to implement raising concerns of traffic chaos in the event of no Brexit deal.

Bus firm goes ahead with 'first air filtering bus'

28/09/2018

One of the country’s largest transport operators has unveiled the UK’s first air filtering bus.

The Long Read: The A9 dualling from beginning to end

27/09/2018

Dominic Browne speaks to Jo Blewett, project manager for one of Scotland's largest ever transport infrastructure programmes – the A9 dualling – to find out the facts behind this massive scheme.

County rethinks gritting routes to keep up with risk-based approach

27/09/2018

Hertfordshire County Council has approved new gritting routes following a review aimed at bringing its operations into line with the new highways code of practice.

Calls for new approach as road fatalities remain 'stubbonly high'

27/09/2018

Motoring groups have called for more effective action to tackle road casualties after the number of people killed on Britain’s roads rose again.

FM Conway tackles driver shortage with new LGV apprenticeship

27/09/2018

Infrastructure services company FM Conway has launched one of the construction industry’s first Large Goods Vehicle driver apprenticeship programmes.

Highways magazine spares blushes on Liverpool £280m contract mix-up

27/09/2018

Highways magazine was able to do Liverpool Combined Authority and in particular Halton BC a favour after spotting the Merseyside authority had been left off a £280m highways works framework.

Camden to replace 100-year-old heritage lighting with LED upgrade

27/09/2018

Nottingham-based civil and electrical engineering firm McCann is helping to upgrade eight heritage street lighting columns in a London borough

Southampton braces for disruption as £19m bridge works close M27

27/09/2018

Highways England will close the M27 in both directions between two major intersections this weekend as it replaces the Romsey Road Bridge.

Work starts on £3.2m safety barrier scheme on M62

27/09/2018

Highways England has begun work to install more than six miles of new steel barrier on a busy section of the M62 in West Yorkshire.

WSP adds directors to road and rail teams

26/09/2018

WSP has added three new directors to its transport and infrastructure business team as it aims for a share of the ‘growing pipeline’ of strategic rail and highways contracts.

RSTA launches asset management group

25/09/2018

An asset management group aimed at supporting local authorities in their risk-based approach to maintenance has been set up by the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA).

Transport Network builds team for growing business

24/09/2018

Transport Network is boosting its team to handle its increasing demands following a surge of successful events and bids for future business.

Ringway wins up to £245m highways work in Gloucestershire

24/09/2018

Gloucestershire County Council has awarded Ringway Infrastructure Services a highways maintenance contract worth a potential £245m.

Highways jobs

Local Transport Policy Lead

Oxfordshire County Council
£37,107 - £43,757
Define your true potential with Oxfordshire County Council Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recuriter: Oxfordshire County Council

Road Agreements Team Leader

Oxfordshire County Council
£48,551 - £55,374
Our vision at Oxfordshire County Council is to create a region that doesn’t just meet the needs of its population – it exceeds their expectations Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recuriter: Oxfordshire County Council

Transport Development Control Team Leader

Oxfordshire County Council
£48,551 - £55,374
We need visionary Team Leaders to help our people meet their targets. Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recuriter: Oxfordshire County Council

Programme Manager Central

Oxfordshire County Council
£37,107 - £43,757
We’re on a mission to enhance Oxfordshire – and with you by our side, that vision just became a reality. Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recuriter: Oxfordshire County Council

Infrastructure Locality Lead

Oxfordshire County Council
£48,551 - £55,374
We need visionary Team Leaders to help our people meet their targets. Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recuriter: Oxfordshire County Council

Growth & Place Special Projects Officers

Oxfordshire County Council
£48,551 - £55,374
Join us in a large-scale role that will span several years, and play a vital part in supporting major infrastructure schemes. Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recuriter: Oxfordshire County Council

Site Inspectors

Oxfordshire County Council
£29,909- £36,153
You will provide specialist technical support to some of the most imaginative transport and town planning challenges imaginable. Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recuriter: Oxfordshire County Council

Planning Obligations Team Member

Oxfordshire County Council
£21,074 - £29,055
You will witness first-hand the exciting developments currently taking place in Oxfordshire Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recuriter: Oxfordshire County Council

Planning Obligations Manager

Oxfordshire County Council
£37,107 - £47,575
Committed to supporting growth across the county, you will ensure financial contributions are being actively and efficiently managed. Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recuriter: Oxfordshire County Council

Assistant Planners (Transport & General)

Oxfordshire County Council
£21,074 - £29,055
You will witness first-hand the exciting developments currently taking place in Oxfordshire. Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recuriter: Oxfordshire County Council

Planners (Transport & General)

Oxfordshire County Council
£29,909 - £36,153
You will provide specialist technical support to some of the most imaginative transport and town planning challenges imaginable. Oxford, Oxfordshire
Recuriter: Oxfordshire County Council

High Speed 2 (HS2) Community Liaison Advisor

East Midlands Shared Services
£31,464
Leicestershire County Council is looking for someone to support our proactive approach to HS2 Phase 2b for Leicestershire Leicestershire
Recuriter: East Midlands Shared Services

High Speed 2 (HS2) Project Manager

East Midlands Shared Services
£39,903
Leicestershire County Council is looking for someone to manage a proactive approach to HS2 Phase 2b for Leicestershire. Leicestershire
Recuriter: East Midlands Shared Services

High Speed 2 (HS2) Programme Lead

East Midlands Shared Services
£59,652
Leicestershire County Council is looking for someone to lead a proactive approach to HS2 Phase 2b for Leicestershire. Leicestershire
Recuriter: East Midlands Shared Services

Lincolnshire Waste Partnership Programme Delivery Manager

Lincolnshire County Council
£38,052 - £42,806
The Lincolnshire Waste Partnership (LWP) is seeking a committed and enthusiastic Programme Delivery Manager Lincolnshire
Recuriter: Lincolnshire County Council

Head of Customs

St Helena
£55k pa, taxable in St Helena; a tax free International Supplement will also apply
Could you lead the HMCE team to efficiently implement the Customs & Excise Ordinance in border protection Saint Helena (SH)
Recuriter: St Helena

Highways Maintenance Manager

Plymouth City Council
£37,107 to £41,846
We are looking for a dynamic Highways Manager to lead and co-ordinate all our maintenance activities Plymouth, Devon
Recuriter: Plymouth City Council

Neighbourhood Services Operations Manager

East Lindsey District Council
£30,756 - £35,229 per annum (Grade 7)
This is an exciting opportunity to oversee the delivery of the cleansing and grounds maintenance function in one of the largest Districts of the UK Manby, Louth
Recuriter: East Lindsey District Council

Assistant Highways Officer (North & South Kesteven)

Lincolnshire County Council
£19,819 - £22,401
Lincolnshire County Council is looking to recruit an Assistant Highways Officer to support the Local Highways Management Team Lincolnshire
Recuriter: Lincolnshire County Council

Chief Executive

Sutton London Borough Council
Competitive Salary
We believe that such important agendas require exemplary leadership. Sutton, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Sutton London Borough Council

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