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DfT urgently seeking data

26/03/2020

The Department for Transport (DfT) is urgently seeking local authority transport data to aid the response to COVID-19.

Sort my sign, watchdog tells Highways England

24/02/2020

A new nationwide campaign aims to put pressure on Highways England to improve the quality of its signage and road safety.

Highways England still sending letters for red X offences

29/01/2020

Highways England is still sending much-criticised warning letters to drivers who illegally drive under red X signs on smart motorways, six months after a change in the law allowed camera evidence to be used for prosecutions.

£28m York MRN scheme takes a 'step forward' - a year on

23/10/2019

The Government has announced ‘the next stage in the development’ of the York Outer Ring Road – a year after the previous transport secretary said the scheme would be funded under the major road network.

Transport East gets roads cash bids under the wire

03/09/2019

The emerging sub-national transport body for the East of England has submitted bids for a share of £3.5bn for local roads of the National Roads Fund.

South West STB make case for share of £3.5bn roads cash

21/08/2019

The South West peninsula’s regional transport body has submitted a list of nine high-priority road improvement schemes for a share of £3.5bn government cash.

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.

Highways Awards: The view from the Judging Panel

20/06/2019

Nicola Bell, Highways England’s regional operations director for the South East and a judge at this year’s Highways Awards, tells Highways about the value of the awards and how the judging can get ‘a wee bit heated at times’.

Traffex 2019 looks to the future of mobility

08/03/2019

Traffex 2019 will take visitors through a virtual time machine visualised by partners Costain and Mott MacDonald.

Disabled road users need change, watchdog says

29/11/2018

The transport watchdog has called on Highways England and others to do more to meet the needs of people with disabilities using the road network.

DfT 'considering TRO alternative' to tackle pavement parking

03/09/2018

The Department for Transport has responded to criticism from charity leaders who have accused ministers of stalling on the issue of pavement parking.

Traffic increases with ongoing rural rise

11/07/2018

Traffic on Britain’s roads reached yet another all-time high last year, with car, van and lorry use all increasing but bus mileage continuing to fall.

Analysis: Major roads, major concerns?

31/05/2018

With the consultation on the Department for Transport's major road plans having closed in late March and ministers now considering their next moves, Dominic Browne reports on reactions from leading professional bodies.

'Action needed' on better links to ports

25/04/2018

Contractors have called for ministers to take action after an official report found that infrastructure investment and planning decisions need to take better account of road and rail connections to ports.

'An unwelcome return': weather to blight Easter travel

28/03/2018

The return of bad weather this Easter weekend will add to congestion on the roads at a time when 19 million separate leisure journeys will be made by car, the RAC has warned.

Ingenious road worker safety initiatives to showcase at Highways SIB next week

03/11/2016

Visitors to next week’s Highways SIB (Seeing is Believing) will receive not just first-hand, but an interactive, experience of various new products designed to ensure operatives and engineers keeping our road network maintained are kept safe themselves – a basic right when going to work.

Solar studs receive DfT approval

02/04/2014

Active road studs produced by Rennicks UK have become the first in Europe to be tested to a new draft performance standard – paving the way for installation across the UK network.

Roads underspend should be used to address pothole crisis

03/03/2014

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) wants spare funds to be used to help address the UK’s deteriorating road network.

Funding approved for road and rail projects

16/12/2013

The government has approved funding to tackle a number of congested local roads and improve key points on the strategic road network.

National networks policy outlined by DfT

04/12/2013

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a consultation on a draft national policy statement for the national road and rail networks.

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