road construction

Wales puts new road building on hold

22/06/2021

The Welsh Government has announced a freeze on new road building projects, while a review of highway schemes across the country is carried out.

Shapps cancels Oxford to Cambridge expressway

18/03/2021

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced the cancellation of the Oxford-Cambridge expressway after Department for Transport analysis suggested it was not cost-effective.

Exclusive: Wales approves new roads through 'across the board' approach

28/01/2021

The Welsh Government’s first major road scheme reappraisal against the climate emergency has backed further road building, on the basis that the increased carbon emissions will be offset by reductions elsewhere.

Grayling MRN scheme nears approval, two years on

29/10/2020

£13m of major road network (MRN) cash will be released for upgrades to the A595 at Grizebeck, Cumbria, the transport secretary has announced, two years after his predecessor said the scheme would be funded under the MRN.

MPs call for switch to warm mix to cut costs and emissions

03/09/2019

Highway authorities could be saving millions and reducing CO2 emissions if they switched to warm mix asphalts on road construction and maintenance, MPs have said.

Javid announces £600m housing infrastructure winners

19/08/2019

Five councils will share £600m government cash for highway and other infrastructure to support the delivery of up to 50,000 new homes in high demand areas.

Delivery doubts surface in watchdog's SRN health check

24/07/2019

Highways England has been given a reasonably clean bill of health by its watchdog's annual report, although more progress must be made on safety, customer satisfaction and the continuing delays to delivery.

“Crumbing” up with a solution for cracked roads

18/07/2019

Dr Erik Denneman, Technical Manager, Middle East and Asia Pacific, Puma Bitumen, discusses the use of crumb rubber on roads and its benefits.

Brexit and construction downturn put Dawnus out of business

15/03/2019

Troubled construction firm Dawnus Group has gone into administration.

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.

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.

'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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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Parking Team Leader

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Engineer (Highways)

£37,491 - £44,598
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Senior Engineer (Assets and Design) – Assets

£36,371 - £38,553
We are seeking to recruit a Senior Engineer (Asset and Design) to join our Highway Asset and Design team. Aberaeron, Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)
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to £85,239
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Assistant Engineer (Assets and Design)

£25,419 - £30,984
We are seeking to recruit an Assistant Engineer (Asset and Design) to join our Highway Asset and Design team. Aberaeron, Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)
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Senior Engineer (Assets and Design) – Structures

£36,371 - £38,553
We are seeking to recruit a Chartered Structural Engineer to join our Highway Asset and Design team on a permanent, full-time basis. Aberaeron, Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)
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Senior Engineer (Highways Development Control)

£36,371 - £38,553
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£19,650 - £20,043
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£28,373
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