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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.

DfT unveils final road works reforms before Street Manager launch

22/07/2019

The Government has launched a consultation on major road works reforms, representing the final changes before the public launch of its new £10m Street Manager digital platform to plan and manage works.

Street works – getting it right

20/06/2019

Richard Hayes, chief executive of the Institute of Highway Engineers, discusses its new training in street works inspections.

New street works inspection training ready to launch

05/06/2019

The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) is set to launch a new training scheme to support 'right first time' utility reinstatements.

DfT proposes five-year guarantee on street works

06/03/2019

A longer guarantee on street works and new asphalt standards are among the proposals from the Department for Transport as part of an update to the street works code.

DfT report backs permits to shorten works and cut disruption

18/06/2018

The Department for Transport (DfT) has backed calls for the 35% of highway authorities that do not have permit schemes in place to consider introducing them.

The Long Read: The utilities question

01/05/2018

Richard Hayes, chief executive of the Institute of Highway Engineers, discusses plans to develop a new training scheme for road inspections that could help square a circle with the issues arising from utility operations and reinstatements.

BT hit with record fine for unsafe street works

03/04/2018

British Telecom (BT) has been ordered to pay a record fine for putting the public at risk during street works in the capital following a prosecution by Transport for London (TfL).

HAUC (UK) Convention to take place

26/01/2017

An event that is specifically focused on the street works and utilities sector will take place at Celtic Manor, in Newport, Wales on 21st March 2017.  

No dig drainage technology keeps traffic flowing in Berkshire

11/09/2014

Trenchless drain rehabilitation technology is helping to keep traffic flowing along vital commuter routes in a busy Berkshire town while the road system is being improved.

Thames Water fined for poor road repairs

10/09/2014

Thames Water has been ordered to pay out more than £82,000 in costs and fines after the company admitted it had botched repairs to roads it had dug up to maintain its pipes.

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