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Street works reforms: The view from ADEPT

23/04/2024

ADEPT’s First Vice President, Ann Carruthers, outlines the association’s response to new plans for how councils should spend surplus funds from street works fines and lane rental schemes.

Street works reforms: The view from utilities

23/04/2024

Clive Bairsto CBE, chief executive of Street Works UK, calls for collaborative reform in street works regulation.

Khan puts £10m into street works co-ordination

30/10/2023

Sadiq Khan has announced a further £10m for his Infrastructure Coordination Service, which aims to reduce the delays caused by roadworks in the capital.

Ofwat backs highway water management innovation

04/07/2023

A permeable paving slab that can absorb excess rainwater and a new method of repairing leaks beneath the road surface are among 20 finalists in a £4m competition run by water regulator Ofwat.

Oxfordshire anticipates £2m surplus on lane rental plans

21/06/2023

Oxfordshire County Council will ask ministers to allow it to introduce a lane rental scheme (LRS), anticipated to generate a surplus of more than £2m during the next financial year.

Highways meets HAUC: Clive Bairsto - 'if anything the relationship is getting stronger'

31/03/2023

In the run-up to the Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee (HAUC (UK)) convention in April, Clive Bairsto, chief executive officer and chairman of Street Works UK, speaks to Dominic Browne about a sector getting ahead of the times.

New regime to 'incentivise better reinstatements' comes into force

31/03/2023

New regulations are due to come into force to implement the performance-based inspection regime for street works that the Government announced last year, along with new information requirements for users of the Street Manager system

Street works impact guidance 'stuck in the past'

01/12/2022

UK-wide guidance on safety at street works and road works needs to be ‘turned on its head’ to give greater consideration to the needs of cyclists and pedestrians, the Scottish Road Works Commissioner has said.

New study into net zero roadworks launched

19/07/2022

Transport for London and the UK's leading street works body have joined forces on a research project to minimise the impact of street and road works on climate change.

Bairsto wants collaboration locked in

20/01/2022

The head of the body representing utilities and their contractors on street works issues has called for a ‘new standard for collaboration and engagement’ between his sector and highway authorities.

Lane rental funds new tech to cut jams

12/08/2021

Transport for London (TfL) is set to start using new technology from two UK start-ups to reduce disruption caused by roadworks and unplanned incidents.

The Long Read: Upgrading the Scottish Road Works Register

07/07/2021

Highways celebrates the first anniversary of a major upgrade to the Scottish Road Works Register - the computerised database system for the electronic transfer, retention, and management of road works data in Scotland.

Utility firm ‘drives coach and horses’ through street work rules

23/06/2021

Thames Water has been prosecuted by a London borough after creating what the highway authority said were unnecessary traffic jams three times in less than a fortnight.

Comment: How to drive better street works

10/06/2021

Michelle Scarsbrook, commercial sector director for software developer Sopra Steria, discusses how we can drive a better street works process in the UK.

Street works reforms planned as sector faces surging demand

03/06/2021

Ministers have proposed further reforms to the regime for street works and road works following the introduction of Street Manager and in anticipation of a surge of street works linked to the roll-out of full fibre and gigabit-capable broadband.

New street works

01/06/2021

Ministers have proposed further reforms to the regime for street works and road works following the introduction of Street Manager and in anticipation of a surge of street works linked to the roll-out of full fibre and gigabit-capable broadband.

Street Works UK slams Lane Rental 'scope creep'

14/04/2021

The trade body that represents the utilities industry over street works has accused councils of 'straying' from the original intentions of the Government's Lane Rental scheme.

HAUC scans the streetworks horizon

12/11/2020

The Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee (HAUC (UK)) has launched a five-year Vision for street and roadworks in the UK ‘to help deliver an economy fit for the information and carbon-neutral age’.

DfT backtracks on 5-year guarantee in new street works code

22/05/2020

The Government has published a new statutory code of practice for street works, and quietly backtracked on plans to increase the guarantee on road openings from two to five years.

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