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Former adviser to McLoughlin wants greater focus on roads

11/01/2017

A former special adviser to previous Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has admitted that the Government spent far too much time working on rail policy and “not enough on roads”.

Grayling replaces McLoughlin as Transport Secretary

14/07/2016

Chris Grayling is the government’s new Transport Secretary.

DfT consultation over development of automated cars

11/07/2016

The public are being invited to have their say on the use of automated cars on British roads as part of a Department for Transport (DfT) consultation.

McLoughlin opens £61m A1 upgrade

07/07/2016

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has officially opened a £61 million A1 upgrade near Gateshead today (7 July 2016).  

Proposed site for Operation Stack lorry park announced

06/07/2016

A major new lorry area will be built near Stanford in Kent to help ease the problems caused on the M20 and surrounding areas when Operation Stack is implemented.

Glaister to continue as ORR chair

30/06/2016

Stephen Glaister has been reappointed chair of the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) until December 2017.

Transport Secretary: Investment in infrastructure remains key

28/06/2016

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says investment in infrastructure is now more important than ever.

Transport Secretary sets out government plans

19/05/2016

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has set out the government’s plans for transport and infrastructure.

Storm-damaged A591 reopened

11/05/2016

The storm-damaged A591 in Cumbria was reopened today (Wednesday 11 May) – three weeks sooner than originally planned.

A591 in Cumbria to reopen next month

11/04/2016

The storm-damaged A591 in Cumbria will reopen next month (May).

DfT reveals details of £50m pothole funding allocation

07/04/2016

The Department for Transport (DfT) has set out how £50 million of funding will be spent on repairing almost one million potholes across the country over the next year.

Council push for Lower Thames Crossing decision

16/03/2016

Essex County Council want the Secretary of State for Transport to make a decision on the new Lower Thames Crossing as soon as possible after public consultation on its proposed route options closes on 24 March.

Transport Secretary visits Norfolk to see road schemes

07/03/2016

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin visited Norfolk last week and took a look at the early work being carried out on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NNDR).  

Work starts on A591 repairs

10/02/2016

Work to repair the storm-damaged A591 in Cumbria has started.

Apprenticeship targets form part of transport and skills strategy

28/01/2016

Targets for the creation of new apprenticeships will be written into contracts as the government sets out to deliver on its ambition for 30,000 apprenticeships in the road and rail sector by 2020.

Councils facing fines of £5,000 a day for unmanned roadworks

27/01/2016

Councils and utility companies could face paying fines of up to £5,000 a day if roadworks are left unmanned at weekends.

New road safety measures revealed

04/01/2016

The Department for Transport has unveiled a raft of measures to improve the safety of Britain’s roads.

New £26.5m Crewe link road opens

04/01/2016

A new £26.5 million link road in Crewe has been officially opened.   

£40m to help rebuild flood hit roads in Cumbria and Lancashire

29/12/2015

The government will provide £40 million worth of funding to help repair flood-damaged roads and bridges in Cumbria and Lancashire.

Roadworks could be limited to two-mile stretches

23/09/2015

Stretches of roadworks on motorways and A-roads in England should be shortened in an effort to ease traffic congestion, the government has urged.

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