£170m boost for Welsh highways


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

Hunt starts for Welsh maintenance firms


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

Welsh road repair winners unveiled


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


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


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

£200m Welsh surfacing deal up for renewal


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


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


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


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


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

£160m boost for Welsh roads


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

£15.4m to improve transport across Wales


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Wales’ worst speeders revealed


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Self-healing concrete trial gets underway


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

New funding for Llanbedr bypass scheme


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


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


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


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


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

£29m to be spent on Welsh transport schemes


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

Inquiry into future of Severn River Crossings


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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