road works

Road works to go open data to avoid jams


The Government has announced plans to open up road works data to help drivers avoid traffic jams.

Lane rental cash funds smart traffic light trial


A major utility firm has worked with a local authority and a technology firm to develop ‘smart’ traffic lights that aim to increase traffic flow by up to 24%.

Community panel to support road works plans


Business, civic and community leaders from across Kent have been invited to form an advisory panel to help Highways England, Kent County Council and Medway Council ensure road works across the county are well co-ordinated and communicated.

New app to beat the road works launched


Ringway has teamed up with Elgin to use newly-developed technology to give drivers live information to help them beat road works problems. 

Scottish road works boss hits out at Grayling's utilities plans


The Scottish Road Works Commissioner has described Chris Grayling’s proposal to make the footway the default location for new utilities as 'wholly impractical' and 'politically driven'.

Grayling plans to put utilities under pavements to cut potholes


Ministers plan to make pavements the default location for new utility infrastructure, to cut down on roadworks and potholes, it has been reported.

Highways England could raise motorway speed limit to 60mph


Highways England could increase the speed limit on motorway road works to 60mph as early as this year, following trials that showed that higher speeds reduced drivers’ heart rates.

Red tape cut for road works


A start date has been set for new technology which will make it easier for local councils and utility companies to manage road works.

Drivers cut through M60 road works


Motorists on the M60 and M56 in south Manchester are ignoring diversions and driving through roadworks.

Road works crew face hail of abuse from drivers


Construction workers in Kent are being verbally abused by drivers on a South East Water job near Whitstable.

Home counties attack road works disruption


Transport Minister Norman Baker approved the country's latest permit scheme today covering parts of Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.

Road works fines to quadruple


Utility companies are facing higher charges of up to £10,000 a day for road works which take too long to complete.

Councils to charge for road works


New powers to help councils cut the disruption caused by road works have been announced by Transport Minister Norman Baker.

Research fund to speed-up road works


A £1m research fund has been launched to develop new technology to reduce the disruption caused by road works.

Cost fears over road works permit scheme


Leaders of the National Joint Utilities Group have raised concerns over Government plans to introduce permit schemes to help reduce the disruption caused by road works.

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