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ADEPT Conference: Beware the unintended consequences of EVs

25/11/2021

Electric cars will not solve issues of pollution and climate change or tackle the dominance of the vehicles on roads and footways, local government place directors have been told.

Herefordshire ditches £250m road schemes

03/02/2021

Herefordshire County Council has scrapped plans for two major roadbuilding schemes near Hereford, citing the climate emergency and the need to decarbonise transport.

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.

Weekend jams predicted as drivers return from UK holidays

27/08/2020

An estimated 18 million leisure trips will be taken by car this weekend, 1.8 million more than last year, new research from the RAC suggests.

Highways England RIS 1 assessment: Safety record tarnishes success

22/07/2020

Highways England has met its reduced target for the delivery of major schemes but must do more to improve safety on its network, the strategic roads regulator has said.

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.

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The city is leading an exciting period of regeneration so it’s an exciting time to be joining our team. Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Strategic Waste Manager

£52,739 - £56,593
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Climate Change Manager

£41,591 - £43,570
NKDC has been committed to tackling climate change for over a decade. Sleaford, Lincolnshire
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Senior Engineer

£36,853 to £47,784
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Engineer position within the Traffic and Engineering section. Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
Recruiter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Civil Enforcement Officer (Blyth)

£22,571 - £24,919
You will be responsible for observing and enforcing parking controls in a fair and consistent manner. Blyth, Northumberland
Recruiter: Northumberland County Council

Capital Works Engineer

£32,427 to £41,361
We have an exciting opportunity for a Capital Works Engineer position within the Traffic and Engineering section. Richmond upon Thames, London (Greater)
Recruiter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Highways Operative - Barrow x2

£22,571 – £23,454
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Recruiter: Cumbria County Council

Flood Risk Engineer

£25,419
The Development Management Team is based in the Network Strategy Service area. North Yorkshire
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

Contracting Assistant Engineer

£27,522 - £31,099 pay award pending
We are passionate about Doncaster - it’s a great place to live, do business and visit. Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Recruiter: Doncaster Council

Assistant Director Sustainable Growth

£62,872 - £68,599 - Plus market leading package (see below)
You will be responsible for the Economic Development, Employment & Skills and Strategic Transport, Travel & Infrastructure Matlock, Derbyshire / Hybrid
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Technical Assistant

£24,920 - £29,174
This Highways and Transportation team are looking for a proactive individual to join as a Technical Assistant. Liverpool, Merseyside
Recruiter: Liverpool City Council

Traffic Management Technician - Carlisle

£22,571 – £23,484
This Highways team are looking for a proactive individual to join us as a Traffic Management Technicians, covering the Carlisle area. Cumbria
Recruiter: Cumbria County Council

Street Cleansing Operatives

£21,783 - £22,179
Help keep Greenwich clean and green - kick start your career with a role in Street Services in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Waste Operatives

£22,575 - £22,983
Help keep Greenwich clean and green - kick start your career with a role in Street Services. Greenwich, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Senior Highways Project Manager

Up to £45,700 p.a.
Broxbourne is going through an unprecedented period of place-making change. Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Recruiter: Broxbourne Borough Council

Principal Highways Development Management Officer

£38,533 - £42,614
Do you want a challenging and rewarding career with real opportunities to change the lives of people in Northumberland? Northumberland
Recruiter: Northumberland County Council

HGV Driver (Refuse Vehicle) Hexham

£20,444 - £22,129
You will have overall responsibility for the careful use and maintenance of the vehicle and allocated tools and equipment. Northumberland
Recruiter: Northumberland County Council

Traffic Regulation and Administration Officer

£24563 - £25823 per annum + generous pension, flex working + much more
OverviewWe are looking for a Traffic Regulation and Administration Officer to join the team and support us in delivering the parking service across Bu England, Buckinghamshire
Recruiter: Buckinghamshire Council

Recycling Monitoring Officer x2

£27,009 - £31,155
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Recruiter: The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

Assistant Engineer/Engineer x3

£24,920 - £34,373
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