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£170m boost for Welsh highways

24/11/2011

The Welsh finance minister has announced plans to help councils borrow up to £170m to fund road improvements.

Hunt starts for Welsh maintenance firms

02/02/2012

Cyngor Gwynedd Council has started the search for highways maintenance contractors to cover Mid and North Wales.

Welsh road repair winners unveiled

22/06/2012

The Welsh Government has selected its four favoured contractors to carry out major highways repair in the newly formed Mid and North Wales region.

Welsh trunk road deal awarded

02/07/2012

Parsons Brinckerhoff has won a Consultancy Services Framework contract for the South Wales Trunk Road Agency (SWTRA) to provide a range of specialist highway services across the heavily trafficked eastern region.

Welsh councils scrap highways merger plans

08/10/2012

Conwy and Denbighshire councils are scrapping plans to merge highways departments.

£200m Welsh surfacing deal up for renewal

17/10/2012

A large £200m framework covering highways and resurfacing work in South East Wales is coming up for renewal for another four years.

Welsh roads suffer from lack of investment

29/10/2012

The number of Welsh 'A' roads in a poor condition has increased by more than 50% in the three years up until 2011.

NMC wins place on £150m framework deal

29/05/2013

Leading civil engineering and building specialists North Midland Construction (NMC) has won a place on the £150 million South East Wales highways and civil engineering contractors framework.

Costain wins construction award

18/07/2013

Costain has received national recognition for work carried out on the £68 million Harbour Way section of the peripheral distributor road in Port Talbot, Wales.

New guidance for tourist signs in Wales

27/09/2013

New Welsh Government guidance has made the application for tourist destination traffic signs simpler and more transparent.

£160m boost for Welsh roads

10/10/2013

The Welsh Government will spend an extra £600m on infrastructure to stimulate growth according to plans set out in the new draft Budget this week.

Peri awarded A465 contract

31/10/2013

Peri has been awarded a contract to work on the A465 Heads of the Valley Road project in Wales.

Motorcyclists targeted in road safety drive

21/11/2013

Transport Minister Edwina Hart has called on motorcyclists to ride safely and responsibly in Wales.  

Road markings in Wales not up to standard, RSMA claims

10/03/2014

A report carried out by the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) claims that the majority of markings in Wales are in a poor condition.

£5m to improve walking and cycling routes across Wales

01/04/2014

Welsh Transport Minister Edwina Hart has announced £5 million funding to create safe walking and cycling routes for schools and communities across Wales.

A477 improvements completed

16/04/2014

A £68million scheme to improve the A477 in Wales has been officially opened by Transport Minister Edwina Hart today (Wednesday 16 April).

Cycling and walking encouraged in Wales

12/05/2014

The Welsh Government has launched design guidance aimed at making Wales a walking and cycling nation.

£15.4m to improve transport across Wales

13/05/2014

Transport Minister Edwina Hart has announced £15.4 million funding for 41 capital projects across Wales to improve public transport, roads and walking and cycling facilities.

Decorative surfacing used on Swansea waterfront

12/08/2014

Ennis-Flint has installed a series of decorative pedestrian crossings and walkways to create a link between Swansea city centre and the waterfront area.

Ennis-Flint helps improve road safety on A477

16/09/2014

Ennis-Flint has helped introduce a number of safety improvements on the A477 in west Wales.

New Act to make it easier to walk and cycle in Wales

25/09/2014

A new Act that requires the Welsh Government and local authorities to promote walking and cycling has been launched.

Costain to bid for tunnels work

04/12/2014

Costain is set to bid for work under a new framework contract on major road tunnels in North Wales, owned and operated by Welsh Government.

National Transport Plan for Wales

11/12/2014

The Welsh government has published a plan that sets out priorities for roads and public transport projects over the next five to 30 years.

Progress on Caernarfon to Bontnewydd bypass

22/01/2015

Welsh Transport Minister Edwina Hart has outlined the next stages of the project to construct the new A487 Caernarfon to Bontnewydd bypass.

Safety improvements for trunk roads in Wales

30/01/2015

Transport Minister Edwina Hart has unveiled a major new programme of works to improve safety on Wales’ trunk roads.

New road will unlock economic opportunities in North Wales

09/02/2015

The Welsh government is set to fund and construct a main highway across the country’s largest strategic employment site.

Wales’ worst speeders revealed

16/04/2015

Four people in Wales have been caught speeding at speeds in excess of 120mph – with one being caught at 136mph in 2014.

Academics call for driverless cars to be trialled in Wales

29/04/2015

Engineers at Glynd?r University in Wales believe that driverless cars have the potential to be used most effectively on the country’s steep, narrow, slow and sinuous roads.

Millions to be spent on transport improvements in Wales

18/05/2015

Almost £27 million will be spent on transport schemes across Wales in an effort to support economic growth, improve safety and promote walking and cycling.

CCTV camera car launched in Cardiff

08/06/2015

A CCTV camera car costing £40,000 will be used to catch motorists who park illegally and ignore traffic regulations in Cardiff, Wales.

£200m set aside for major roads in North Wales

25/06/2015

Welsh Transport Minister Edwina Hart has outlined her future priorities for transport in North Wales – including earmarking over £200 million for major road improvements.

Advisors appointed to develop £200m road improvement plans

30/06/2015

Technical advisors AECOM, Richards and Moorhead & Laing have been appointed to develop options for the £200m Welsh government road improvements in north east Wales.

Projects named in road safety innovation challenge

14/07/2015

Four projects that aim to improve road safety and reduce the number of motorcycle casualties on Welsh roads will benefit from Welsh Government research funding.

Part-time 20mph speed limits for Welsh schools

10/09/2015

Transport Minister Edwina Hart has announced a £4.5m three-year programme to improve safety at more than 40 schools on trunk roads throughout Wales.

Proposals for Dyfi Bridge go on display

07/10/2015

The Welsh government has outlined proposals for the new £24m Dyfi Bridge.

Self-healing concrete trial gets underway

28/10/2015

The UK’s first major trial of self-healing concrete is underway in Wales.

New funding for Llanbedr bypass scheme

04/11/2015

The Welsh government has agreed to provide an extra £144,000 of funding towards the Llanbedr bypass scheme.

Costain updating tunnel safety systems on A55

25/01/2016

Costain is helping to install a range of safety systems in tunnels along the A55 trunk road in North Wales.

Work on £53m Newtown bypass to start next week

01/03/2016

Welsh Transport Minister Edwina Hart has announced that construction work on the £53m Newtown bypass will start next Monday (7 March).

Work on six local transport schemes to start early in Wales

16/03/2016

Welsh Transport Minister Edwina Hart has announced that work on six transport schemes, worth £1.7 million, will be brought forward.

Work starts on £57m Eastern Bay Link Road in Cardiff

17/03/2016

Work on the £57 million Eastern Bay Link Road in Cardiff is now underway.

£29m to be spent on Welsh transport schemes

23/03/2016

Welsh Transport Minister Edwina Hart has announced almost £29 million funding for transport schemes across the country.

Inquiry into future of Severn River Crossings

29/03/2016

An inquiry into the future of the Severn River Crossings will see MPs examine plans for transition to public ownership and a reduction in toll fees.

Caernarfon to Bontnewydd bypass moves a step closer

20/09/2016

Draft orders for the £91 million A487 Caernarfon to Bontnewydd bypass in Wales will be exhibited this week.  

Lighting upgrade forms part of A465 works

09/12/2016

A major road upgrade is underway on the A465 Heads of the Valleys road in South Wales with SSE Enterprise awarded the contract to install 500 new street lights along the route.

£50m Ceredigion Link Road officially opened

15/12/2016

The £50 million A486 Ceredigion link road has been officially opened by Welsh Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates.

£15m to be spent on transport pinch points across Wales

03/01/2017

Economy Secretary Ken Skates has announced a further £15 million will be spent on relieving transport pinch points across Wales.

Consultation over Deeside Corridor to start in March

19/01/2017

Consultation over major improvements to one of North Wales’ busiest sections of road – the Deeside Corridor – will get underway in March.

Welsh Government says M4 Newport relief road will end traffic problems

01/03/2017

The Welsh Government has told an enquiry that a new M4 relief road around Newport will help bring an end to traffic problems on the motorway.

Llangefni Link Road officially opened

14/03/2017

Wales's Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates has officially opened the first two sections of the Llangefni Link Road on Anglesey.

Local active travel network plans rejected by Welsh Government

05/03/2018

Four councils in Wales have been told to resubmit their active travel plans by 27 August after the Welsh Government rejected their first attempts.

Welsh Govt considers 'limited' access to bus lanes for HGVs

13/03/2018

Sustainable transport campaigners have voiced concern after the Welsh Government said it will consider allowing HGVs to use bus lanes in the country to ease traffic flow.

Wales considers Bellwin scheme as Highland councillor seeks alternatives

16/03/2018

The Scottish Government is facing calls to adapt its approach to the Bellwin emergency scheme to help cash strapped councils hit by extreme weather.

Welsh councils rush to spend highways windfall

24/04/2018

Welsh councils rushed to spend a £30m highways maintenance windfall before the end of the last financial year, prompting a call for future funding to be put on a more stable footing.

£500m Heads of the Valleys dualling contract up for grabs

31/07/2018

The Welsh Government has formally invited bids to build and finance the £500m final section of the A465 Heads of the Valleys dualling.

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.

Optimistic to a fault? First minister brushes off Heads of the Valleys issues

31/01/2019

A Welsh dualling scheme beset by delays, rising costs and a contractual dispute has been hailed by first minister Mark Drakeford as an example of successful capital investment in Wales.

Wales awards first Infrastructure Delivery Partner (IDP) contracts

05/04/2019

Transport for Wales has revealed the names of the first companies to win Infrastructure Delivery Partner (IDP) contracts as it ramps up its £738m modernisation programme for the Core Valley Lines.

NEC could be updated after Heads of the Valleys failures

08/04/2019

Changes could be made to the New Engineering Contract and the Welsh Government’s model contract to reflect lessons learned from a long-running dispute over a road scheme.

M4 relief road plans dropped

04/06/2019

First Minister Mark Drakeford has abandoned plans for an M4 relief road on cost and environmental grounds, stating there is 'no prospect of the project being implemented in the foreseeable future'.

Fast-tracked measures for M4, after relief road rejected

05/06/2019

The Welsh Government has promised fast-tracked measures to alleviate congestion on the M4 at Newport, while a special commission will consider longer-term solutions.

Third Menai Crossing business case 'weakened'

20/11/2019

The Welsh Government is still expecting funding from ‘external partners’ for its planned Third Menai Crossing, despite a major blow to hopes of the structure doubling up as a high-voltage cable route for Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station.

Costs spiral by £116m on flagship Heads of the Valleys scheme

20/11/2019

The Welsh Government expects to be liable for £116.2m of additional costs for the A465 Heads of the Valleys dualling between Gilwern and Brynmawr, equating to 53% of the original £220m cost estimate.

Welsh cousin of PFI could fund further projects

10/02/2020

The Welsh Government is not ruling out using its novel Mutual Investment Model (MIM) to fund further transport projects, beyond the Hirwaun-Dowlais A465 dualling.

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