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New inspections regime to put utility companies under spotlight

13/05/2022

Utility companies could be hit with more financial penalties for poor quality reinstatement works, under a planned law change announced by the Department for Transport.

Highways Presents... IKO

11/08/2021

Highways editor, Dominic Browne, talks to Wayne Perrin, Sub-Divisional Sales Manager at IKO, about the launch of IKO Road.

Scottish road works commissioner appointed

03/09/2020

Head of roads at Glasgow City Council, Kevin Hamilton, has been appointed as Scottish road works commissioner.

Road works to go open data to avoid jams

29/08/2019

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

07/05/2019

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

21/09/2018

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

21/09/2018

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

24/05/2018

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

30/04/2018

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

23/10/2017

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

09/04/2013

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

12/09/2012

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

21/08/2012

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

Home counties attack road works disruption

26/06/2012

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

Road works fines to quadruple

15/03/2012

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

26/01/2012

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

12/05/2011

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

20/04/2011

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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