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The latest Highways/FiTZ INDEX survey has revealed deep concerns within the highways sector about the nature of procurement. Dominic Browne reports on the findings.
A lack of sufficient funding to maintain local roads means potholes are ‘wreaking havoc’ with drivers, motoring body says.
A new report has highlighted 'serious concerns' over the future quality of neighbourhood services and adult social care unless councils receive adequate funding in the next spending review.
Gloucestershire County Council has appointed Ringway Infrastructure Services to deliver a new multi-million pound highways maintenance contract for the county.
Oxfordshire County Council has approved plans to borrow £120m to repair roads and other council assets.
The two councils covering Oxford have struck a deal that will see the city council provide routine highway maintenance services on behalf of the county.
The Government has released guidance on how councils can secure approval to operate lane rental schemes, which allow English authorities to charge utility companies up to £2,500 a day for carrying out roadworks.
The number of vehicles on England’s roads have risen by 2.5 million in the last five years, while road space has only increased by 0.6%, council leaders have warned.
Industry opinions of the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD) 2016 are being canvassed in a 3M survey believed to be the first of its kind.
Road safety campaigners have warned the Government should not put capacity over safety after figures revealed lorry traffic on motorways has increased 15% in five years.