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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.

Councils and utility companies sign street works pledge

13/02/2014

A taskforce that has been set up to help improve the quality and reduce the impact of essential utility works has created a street works pledge.

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.

New specification for utility detection

02/07/2014

The UK’s first specification for the detection of underground utilities will allow practitioners to detail the services they provide to a recognised level for the first time. 

BT handed record fine for poor road repairs

23/07/2014

BT has been handed a record breaking fine for carrying out sub-standard road repairs after relaying cables in Enfield.

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.

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.

Utility company fined for worker death

09/12/2014

Thames Water has been fined £300,000 after employee Raymond Holmes was killed by a reversing excavator at a treatment works in Walthamstow.

Utilities worker crushed by telehandler

15/12/2014

Civils contractor Complete Utilities Ltd has been prosecuted after an employee was crushed to death at work.

Video: Manhole explosion narrowly misses child

23/01/2015

Dramatic video footage shows the moment a manhole cover explodes and narrowly misses a child and two adults who were walking past.

Thousands evacuated as utility tunnel fire rages

02/04/2015

Emergency services have been battling an electrical fire in a utility tunnel which continues to burn under the pavement in Kingsway, Holborn in London.

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.

NMC wins £4m contract for public realm work in Sheffield

08/02/2016

North Midland Construction (NM Group) will undertake public realm work in Sheffield after being awarded a contract worth £4 million by the city council.

Wrekin secures manhole cover deal with Thames Water

12/02/2016

Wrekin Products has reached an agreement to supply water and sewerage utility provider Thames Water with manhole covers and bedding mortar for use throughout its network.  

TfL prosecutes utility firm for mismanaging streetworks

21/09/2016

Transport for London (TfL) has successfully prosecuted energy company London Power Networks, a subsidiary of UK Power Networks, for failing to serve required notices before works.

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.  

The sector reacts: Is Chris Grayling right about pavements and utilities?

02/05/2018

Transport Network gives a round-up of the key reactions to Chris Grayling's plans for pavements to become the default location for new utility infrastructure.

It’s good to talk: Highways speaks to Openreach about street works, fines and collaboration

24/05/2018

Highways spoke to BT Openreach about how utilities and local authorities could work together better and perhaps find some common ground, compromise and even solutions. 

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.

Shoddy reinstatement 'put lives at risk'

26/04/2019

BT has received what is thought to be one of the highest fines ever for ‘bad road repairs’, which ‘could have had fatal consequences’ according to the courts.

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