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Welsh Government signs up to Elgin

16/01/2019

The Welsh Government has adopted the Elgin roadworks pro traffic disruptions product, designed to improve planning, monitoring and communication of road and street works across the country.

New roads generate traffic - CPRE

20/03/2017

A new study examining the impacts of road schemes on traffic, the environment, economy, road safety and land use has concluded that they do nothing to alleviate congestion.

Motorway roadworks limit could be increased

05/12/2016

The Government is considering reducing the length of roadworks permitted on motorways and increasing the maximum speed to 60mph.

Road users want better information when stuck in roadworks

16/11/2016

A report from transport user watchdog Transport Focus says the highways industry must consider the needs of people in vehicles when carrying out roadworks.

£2m of works for M6 in Cumbria

19/10/2016

Highways England is carrying out almost £2 million worth of work over the next few weeks which it says will give drivers smoother journeys along sections of the M6 in Cumbria.

Vodafone fined for mismanaging streetworks

04/10/2016

Transport for London (TfL) has prosecuted telecommunications company Vodafone for the second time this year as part of its commitment to ensure that roadworks cause as little disruption as possible to road users. 

Roadworks to be lifted ahead of bank holiday weekend

22/08/2016

Highways England will lift or complete more than 370 miles of roadworks ahead of the August bank holiday.

LGA: Give councils power to adopt lane rental schemes

15/08/2016

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for councils to be given powers to introduce lane rental schemes in order to minimise disruption caused by roadworks.

Self-driving car can navigate through roadworks

13/07/2016

A fleet of more than 100 connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) will be trialled by Jaguar Land Rover on public roads over the next four years – including a system that is able to navigate through roadworks.  

Road worker taken to hospital after being hit by car

12/07/2016

A road worker was taken to hospital with a leg injury after being struck by a car on the A56 in Lancashire last week.

Vodafone prosecuted for mismanaging streetworks

05/07/2016

Transport for London (TfL) has successfully prosecuted telecommunications company Vodafone as part of its commitment to ensure roadworks are completed on time.

BT fined £8,000 for dangerous roadworks

28/06/2016

British Telecom (BT) has been ordered to pay more than £8,000 for “dangerous and disruptive” roadworks, which took place on the Transport for London (TfL) network.

£6m sinkhole repair completed by United Utilities

01/06/2016

One of Manchester’s busiest roads is expected to fully reopen this month (June) once repairs to a 40-foot sinkhole have been completed.

Motorists drive through roadworks on A13

14/04/2016

More than 40 cases of the public deliberately ignoring road closures on the A13 in Essex were recorded last year.

HE to remove 450 miles of roadworks for Easter getaway

21/03/2016

Highways England is aiming to lift more than 450 miles of major roadworks ahead of the four-day Easter break.  

Councils facing fines of £5,000 a day for unmanned roadworks

27/01/2016

Councils and utility companies could face paying fines of up to £5,000 a day if roadworks are left unmanned at weekends.

Hertfordshire marks third year of roadworks permit scheme

14/12/2015

A permit scheme that gives Hertfordshire County Council more control over how and when roadworks take place on roads across the county, has recently marked its three year anniversary.

‘Tarmacademy’ plan for Liverpool

08/12/2015

Civil engineers King Construction hope to train 1,000 people over the next five years at a ‘Tarmacademy’ in Liverpool.

Roadworks could be limited to two-mile stretches

23/09/2015

Stretches of roadworks on motorways and A-roads in England should be shortened in an effort to ease traffic congestion, the government has urged.

Sinkhole causing delays in Manchester

19/08/2015

A sinkhole that has opened up on one of Manchester’s busiest roads could lead to weeks of delays for motorists.

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