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CPA predicts increase in road construction

23/10/2014

Road construction could rise 46.1% by 2018, according to the Construction Products Association.

Strong sales of materials used in roads construction

06/05/2015

Sales volumes of aggregates, ready-mixed concrete and asphalt increased in the first quarter of 2015, according to figures released by the Mineral Products Association (MPA).

Councillors deny 'turning their backs' on sustainable transport

28/03/2018

Council leaders have hit back against claims that local authorities are reneging on sustainable transport packages because they are allowed to ‘mark their own homework’.

Over half of ex-Carillion workers now in secure jobs

04/04/2018

More than half of the people employed by Carillion before it went into receivership have now been found secure jobs.

Ely Southern Bypass costs rise by £13m

11/04/2018

The cost of the project to build the Southern Bypass around the Cambridgeshire city of Ely has increased by £13m.

Govt moves to level contracts playing field for small firms

11/04/2018

Ministers have launched a package of measures designed to ‘level the playing field’ for smaller businesses bidding to win a share of billions of pounds worth of government contracts.

Highways England rejects accusations of 'industrial archaeology' at Stonehenge

24/04/2018

Highways England has denied risking archaeological deposits at Stonehenge by using a mechanical digger to excavate evaluation trenches in wet conditions.

Pompey advertises £70m design and build contract for new road

08/05/2018

Portsmouth City Council is looking for a design and build contractor to deliver new road and highways infrastructure that aims to achieve a ‘transformational change’ to the city centre.

Highways England digs for victory on £75m triple-deck roundabout

09/05/2018

A major project to create the North East’s first triple decker junction is entering its final stage as work starts to complete the new underpass.

Grayling backs Silvertown tunnel, despite pollution concerns

10/05/2018

Chris Grayling has given the go-ahead for the controversial road tunnel at Silvertown in East London, despite concerns over its impact on air pollution in the area.

£250m Arundel scheme goes ahead

14/05/2018

Highways England has announced its preferred route for the £250m scheme to build a bypass for the A27 at Arundel in West Sussex.

Greater Manchester’s first smart motorway fully operational

06/08/2018

Highways England has announced that the upgrade of the M60 in Greater Manchester to a smart motorway is now complete.

Govt backs Highways England on expressway route

13/09/2018

The Oxford to Cambridge Expressway will follow the new East West Rail link to offer better connectivity and encourage more people to travel by train, ministers have said.

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.

'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.

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.

Frameworks failing to deliver, CECA says

28/11/2018

Too many frameworks are putting firms through unnecessary extra bids but failing to deliver the expected work, civils contractors have said.

Watch this space: DfT tweaks MRN

18/12/2018

The Government has published its long-awaited revised plans for the major road network (MRN) of key local authority roads, including amended criteria for inclusion in the network and a reduced role for Highways England.

Lighthouse charity hands out £1.25m in 'difficult year' for construction

28/01/2019

A leading infrastructure charity provided £1.25m to construction industry workers and their families in 2018, up a ‘staggering’ 75% on the previous year.

'Strong strategic case' for Grayling's A27 dualling scheme

04/02/2019

A controversial study ordered by Chris Grayling during the 2017 General Election campaign has found ‘a strong strategic case’ for large-scale improvements to the A27 east of Lewes in Sussex, despite an existing £75m package.

'Much needed and long-awaited' AWPR opens as row rumbles

21/02/2019

The delayed Aberdeen bypass has fully opened, despite an ongoing row between the Scottish Government and the contractors on the project.

Highways England warns of distraction risks of M25 Heathrow tunnel

25/02/2019

Highways England has called for changes to Heathrow’s plans to build its new runway over the M25, including addressing the risk that aircraft will distract drivers.

Balfour Beatty fined over worker's death on bridge project

27/02/2019

Balfour Beatty Group has been fined £600,000 after a worker was fatally injured on a construction site in Scotland.

MPs want clarity over Stonehenge tunnel and Lower Thames Crossing

27/02/2019

MPs have called for clarity over funding for two major road projects after the Government confirmed that the schemes ‘sit outside’ the second Road Investment Strategy.

Brexit and construction downturn put Dawnus out of business

15/03/2019

Troubled construction firm Dawnus Group has gone into administration.

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