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Six major road schemes added to work pipeline

08/05/2012

Development work will start on six major Highways Agency road improvement schemes across the country.

Work to start on 57 road jobs worth £170m

08/10/2012

The Government has agreed funding for the second wave of 57 bottleneck road improvement projects to boost the economy.

Scotland’s local roads not improving, report finds

21/05/2013

The condition of Scotland’s local roads has not significantly improved in the last two years, according to a report carried out by the Accounts Commission.

CBI wants investment in roads and infrastructure

13/06/2013

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has called on the Government to increase its infrastructure spending during this month’s comprehensive spending review.

LGA warns UK’s roads are at mercy of the weather

19/06/2013

Another severe winter could lead to parts of Britain’s local road network becoming unusable, the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned.

ICE calls for clear focus on transport

20/06/2013

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has called for immediate action to improve the condition of the UK’s road network as part of its State of the Nation Transport report published today (20 June).

Government announces biggest investment in roads since 1970s

27/06/2013

Chief secretary to the treasury Danny Alexander has unveiled the Government’s biggest programme of investment in roads for 40 years.

Government guarantees roads spending

16/07/2013

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced details of a new policy paper entitled 'Action for roads: a network for the 21st century' that outlines new arrangements for the Highways Agency and commits to providing funding for roads.

Driverless cars to be tested on roads

18/07/2013

Driverless cars will be tested on UK roads by the end of this year.

Gritters sent out as roads melt in heat

22/07/2013

Highways bosses have been forced to send out gritters onto Britain’s roads after surfaces started to melt.

RSTA welcomes long-term funding for roads

24/07/2013

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has welcomed the possibility of greater long-term certainty of road maintenance funding, but has issued a note of caution.

FTA wants shift to out-of-hours deliveries

25/07/2013

A shift to out-of-hours deliveries could improve road safety, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

Coating will help prolong life of Plymouth’s roads

06/08/2013

Roads across Plymouth will be treated with a protective coating in an effort to prolong their life.

Cumbria roads receive funding boost

08/08/2013

Roads in Cumbria that were damaged by devastating flooding in 2009 will be repaired after the Government announced that the county council is set to receive a further £7.2 million.

Young drivers call for overhaul in learning process

20/08/2013

Young drivers feel ill prepared for life on the roads, according to a new report.

Kennedy announces start of resurfacing work in Bangor

28/08/2013

Roads Minister Danny Kennedy has announced the start of a £445,000 resurfacing scheme in Bangor, Northern Ireland.

Surrey County Council prepares for winter

09/09/2013

Surrey County Council is investing £5 million in winter road repairs as it plans ahead for the cold weather.

Birmingham wants 20mph limit on majority of roads

24/09/2013

Birmingham City Council wants 90% of its roads to have a 20mph limit.

Extra £100m cash for road schemes

07/10/2013

The government is putting an extra £100m on the table so enterprise zones can complete key infrastructure projects.

Government guarantees £33bn worth of infrastructure projects

23/10/2013

Energy, road and rail projects worth £33 billion have passed the first hurdle in getting a Government infrastructure guarantee.

Kennedy welcomes major funding boost

23/10/2013

Transport Minister Danny Kennedy has secured over £40million in funding to help support road improvements and street lighting in Northern Ireland.

Ring-fencing of road pricing could save drivers millions, report says

24/10/2013

A new research paper has identified £12.2 billion of annual inefficiency across England’s road network, a figure that may rise to £27 billion per year by 2040 if action is not taken to reverse under-investment.

Report calls for action over road safety

24/10/2013

The Road Safety Foundation has called on the Government to invest in an effort to make UK roads measurably safer.

Call to protect roads ahead of Autumn Statement

06/11/2013

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the Government to stop squeezing the budgets of local councils ahead of the Autumn Statement on 4 December.

Investment in roads will create almost 10,000 jobs

12/11/2013

Transport Minister Robert Goodwill has announced that almost 10,000 construction jobs will be created next year as a result of more than £1.9 billion of investment in Britain’s roads.

TfL sets out transport investment plans

05/12/2013

Transport for London (TfL) will continue to invest in roads in an effort to support jobs and growth in the capital.

Osborne prioritises infrastructure spending

05/12/2013

Chancellor George Osborne reiterated the Government’s commitment to invest in UK infrastructure during today’s (5 December) Autumn Statement.

HMEP report calls for greater efficiencies

12/12/2013

The Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) has launched a new document that outlines a future vision for better roads and highways.

£5m needed to avert highways crisis in North Yorkshire

17/02/2014

A contribution of at least £5 million is needed to avert a crisis on the roads of North Yorkshire.

Apprentices join Carillion

19/02/2014

Three civil engineering apprentices will work on two major road projects on behalf of Carillion.

Minister urges highways supply chain to be ready for £24bn road investment

10/02/2014

Roads Minister Robert Goodwill has called on the industry to get ready for a large increase in work ahead of the government’s biggest investment in the road network since the 1970s.

UK’s worst roads revealed

04/03/2014

The UK is ranked the sixth worst for traffic in Europe, according to a new report from leading traffic information and driver services provider INRIX.

New contracts lead to Skanska recruitment drive

22/04/2014

Skanska is set to create around 1,500 jobs in the UK as it looks to complete a number of rail, water, building and roads contracts.

£15.4m to improve transport across Wales

13/05/2014

Transport Minister Edwina Hart has announced £15.4 million funding for 41 capital projects across Wales to improve public transport, roads and walking and cycling facilities.

Highway authorities invited to complete innovation survey

19/06/2014

PA Consulting Group is running a survey that is designed to help organisations in the roads sector understand their innovation capability.

Roads to be improved thanks to Local Growth Deals

07/07/2014

Dozens of roads projects will get off the ground after the government agreed a series of growth deals with businesses and local authorities across England.

Public unhappy with condition of UK roads

25/09/2014

Public satisfaction with the condition of UK roads is at an all time low, according to a report carried out by the Government’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

OS research shows roads would cover area the size of Lancashire

08/12/2014

If all the roads and motorways in Great Britain were grouped together into one landmass, there would be more than enough to cover an area the size of Lancashire. That’s according to research carried out by Ordnance Survey’s consultancy and technical services team.

Union Jack to highlight public spending

03/03/2015

Publicly-funded infrastructure projects, including roads, will be branded with a Union Jack plaque to recognise taxpayers' key contribution in funding vital projects.

Worcestershire makes bids for extra highways funding

11/03/2015

Worcestershire County Council has submitted two bids that could result in almost £20 million of improvements to the county’s roads and street lighting.

Labour pledges to invest in roads

13/04/2015

Labour will support long-term investment in strategic roads, address the neglect of local roads and promote cycling if it wins the General Election.

FTA: Make roads a top priority

21/05/2015

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has called on the government to make investment in roads a top priority.

£8m to be spent on Manchester’s roads

31/07/2015

More than £8 million will be spent on improving Manchester’s busiest roads over the next three years.

Strangest motorway spillages revealed

12/11/2015

Highways England has revealed the strangest items ever spilled on its roads – from powdered cement to 6,000 chickens.

A-one+ rolls out new winter technology

23/11/2015

Highways contractor A-one+ will help keep the North East moving this winter after investing in new technology that will make gritting the roads safer and more effective.

Ambitious transport strategy for Lancashire is launched

04/02/2016

A new transport strategy published by the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) outlines how major investments in rail and road initiatives could create 15,000 new jobs and generate £685 million in new economic growth.

£50m to be spent on improving Colchester’s roads

25/05/2016

Essex County Council is investing £50 million on improving Colchester’s infrastructure – including road, cycle and bus schemes.  

Report identifies most improved and high risk roads

14/11/2016

Britain’s most improved and high risk roads have been identified in a report carried out by the Road Safety Foundation.

Mayor sets out plans to tackle London’s road congestion

22/11/2016

The Mayor of London has vowed to tackle the capital’s road congestion through a series of measures.

56,000 construction professionals needed by 2020

01/12/2016

More than 50,000 construction professionals, including 15,000 in the roads sector, are needed to deliver key infrastructure projects.  

Welsh infrastructure investment plans unveiled

14/12/2016

Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates will outline plans for multi-billion pound Welsh Government infrastructure investment over the next five years including major improvements to the M4, A55, A40 and A494.

Transport spending in the budget

08/03/2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a major local funding boost to tackle congestion in his first Budget, with a £690m competitive fund for English councils to "get local networks moving".

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