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Councils demand £31m in roadwork fines

15/06/2011

Councils in England have charged utility companies £31m in fines for over-running of roadworks over the past three years.

£2,500 bill to dig up roads

25/08/2011

Plans to charge utility companies up to £2,500 a day to dig up roads have been launched by the Government.

Tarmac boosts roadworks recycling

25/07/2012

Tarmac has worked with contractor Morgan Sindall to develop a pioneering new system that recycles utility trench arisings, eliminating waste sent to landfill and cutting reinstatement costs by up to 30%.

Six new councils adopt roadworks scheme

23/08/2012

Six new councils have joined the London Permit Scheme designed to cut the disruption caused by roadworks.

Call for councils to adopt roadworks website

12/02/2013

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport are supporting the adoption of the roadworks.org national platform for local roadworks by all highway authorities in England.

London Mayor praises lane rental scheme

30/04/2013

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has praised London's lane rental scheme after roadworks disruption was cut by more than a third at traffic hotspots in the capital.

Roadworks taskforce set up

03/05/2013

A new taskforce has been set up to try and reduce the cost and disruption caused by roadworks.

Highways Agency lifts roadworks ahead of bank holiday

22/05/2013

People travelling during the late May bank holiday weekend will benefit from over 98% of England’s motorways and major A-roads being free of roadworks.

Best practice discussed at first meeting of roadworks taskforce

24/05/2013

A new taskforce has resolved to improve the performance of those undertaking roadworks.

Highways Agency calls for caution at roadworks

10/06/2013

The Highways Agency is urging drivers to take extra care and obey speed limits at roadworks.

Utility companies could face roadworks fines in Kent

12/06/2013

Kent County Council has launched a scheme that aims to reduce congestion on the county’s busiest roads.

Portsmouth council leader apologises for traffic problems

02/07/2013

The leader of Portsmouth City Council has described the traffic problems caused by roadworks on the M275 in Hampshire at the weekend as “appalling”.

Joint roadworks permit scheme given go ahead

26/07/2013

Surrey and East Sussex county councils have entered a joint roadworks permit scheme that is designed to reduce congestion on the counties roads.

Roadworks lifted for August bank holiday weekend

21/08/2013

The majority of roadworks will be lifted for the August bank holiday weekend in an effort to keep traffic moving on England’s motorways and other strategic roads.

Hounslow Highways takes collaborative approach

09/09/2013

Hounslow Highways is ensuring improvement works in the borough are more efficient and less disruptive to residents and road users through collaborative working agreements.

Pupils learn about the danger of roadworks

19/09/2013

Pupils at All Saints’ Primary School in Freshwater have been taught about the possible dangers of roadwork sites.

Footage highlights importance of safe driving at roadworks

22/10/2013

Footage that shows the shocking consequences of motorists not slowing down or paying attention when driving through roadworks has been released by the Highways Agency.

Radio campaign calls on drivers to take care through roadworks

23/10/2013

Leading road maintenance companies have joined together with the Highways Agency to launch a national radio campaign to ask drivers to ‘take extra care’ through roadworks.

Roadworks to be lifted over Christmas period

16/12/2013

Virtually all of England’s motorways and major A-roads will be free of roadworks over the Christmas period.  

London Mayor winning 'war on roadworks'

05/01/2012

London Mayor Boris Johnson claims to have cut serious disruption from roadworks in the capital's streets by 40%.

Roadwork disruption cut in London

15/04/2014

London’s lane rental scheme has cut roadwork disruption by almost 50% at traffic hotspots.

Misery for British motorists as roadworks projects remain incomplete

01/05/2014

Research carried out by breakdown service LV=Road Rescue has revealed that there are 25,000 incomplete roadworks on British roads.

Virgin Media fined for unsafe working practices in London

08/05/2014

Transport for London (TfL) has successfully prosecuted Virgin Media for unsafe working practices that caused danger to the capital’s road users.

Kent Lane Rental Scheme cuts congestion on key routes

16/05/2014

A scheme designed to reduce congestion on Kent’s busiest roads has helped save more than £4 million in its first year of operation.

Highways Agency lifts roadworks ahead of bank holiday

21/05/2014

The Highways Agency is lifting the majority of its roadworks ahead of the bank holiday weekend.

Teenage road worker suffers broken leg after being struck by motorist

04/06/2014

A teenage road worker was left with a broken leg when a man ran him over after refusing to follow a road diversion around roadworks.

Scottish Road Works Commissioner issues penalties

23/06/2014

The Scottish Road Works Commissioner has issued penalties totalling £57,500 to six utility companies for failing to comply with legal requirements when placing their cables and pipes in roads.

Three councils join crackdown on roadworks congestion

09/09/2014

Three more councils are joining a roadworks permit scheme launched by Surrey and East Sussex councils.

Welsh authorities sign up for national roadworks database

15/09/2014

Local authorities in Wales are signing up for Elgin’s national roadworks.org platform after the Welsh Government agreed to fund their involvement.

Work begins on £1.3m A585 improvements

27/10/2014

A £1.3 million scheme to improve the A585 near Blackpool will get underway next month (November).

New congestion busting guidance launched

14/11/2014

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published new guidance that will help reduce congestion and speed up the completion of roadworks.

Drivers praised at Bedford roadworks

17/12/2014

Motorists have been praised for their driving on a £4.5m project to resurface the A421 Bedford southern bypass between the A6 at Elstow and the A4280 at Renhold.

Two more councils join permit scheme

05/02/2015

West Berkshire and Slough councils are the latest local authorities to sign up for a roadworks permit scheme that is designed to reduce congestion.

Farm hand ploughs through road workers on his way to milk cows

17/02/2015

A farm hand who drove through highways workers on a closed stretch of road as he made his way into work has pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.

Rise in number of unfinished roadworks

17/06/2015

A third (33%) of all car journeys made by British motorists are affected by roadworks, according to research carried out by LV= Road Rescue.

Court issues £17,000 fine for roadworks safety breaches

04/08/2015

UK Power Networks has been fined more than £17,000 for roadworks safety breaches.

Carmichael appointed Roadworks Commissioner for Scotland

13/08/2015

Transport Scotland has appointed Angus Carmichael as Scottish Roadworks Commissioner on an interim basis.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

£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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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. 

£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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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