Multi-million pound investment to create thousands of new flood and coastal defences

Over £5.2 billion is to be invested to create 2,000 new flood and coastal defences as part of the Government’s long-term plan to tackle the risks of flooding and coastal erosion. The plans also include £200 million for innovative projects such as sustainable drainage systems and nature-based solutions like temporary or permanent water storage areas […]

Liverpool makes significant progress with huge programme of highway works

A £9 million highways maintenance programme has started in Liverpool, as part of a £100 million programme. Essential repairs will begin on a number of key routes across the city, including one which connects the city centre to the M62. The roadworks are the latest phase of Liverpool City Council’s Better Roads programme and takes […]

ITS (UK) sets out five year vision in ten-point manifesto

The UK’s Intelligent Transport Society, ITS (UK), has set out how it will deliver its commitment to be the knowledge hub and promotional platform for transport technology in the UK to deliver value for its members and the travelling public as a whole. The ten-point manifesto published today explains how the Society will support skills […]

Lancashire highways team on track to fill 36,000 potholes this year

Lancashire’s highway teams are predicted to fix around 36,000 potholes this year, according to the council. Road condition surveys show that the overall condition of Lancashire’s roads is improving, with the council’s road repair experts currently making the most of the warmer weather to resurface 175 miles of roads. At the same time, the wet […]

“England’s Heartland” launches “green recovery” transport strategy

A group of local authorities covering the area of England north and west of London is consulting on a new transport plan it says will “underpin a green recovery from COVID-19 and support sustainable economic growth.” The Draft Transport Strategy has been produced by England’s Economic Heartland, the Sub-national Transport Body covering Swindon across to […]

Scottish Government commits to continue to fund ‘high-impact’ permanent infrastructure

The Scottish Government has promised to continue to fund ‘high-impact permanent infrastructure and behavioural change’ projects in the future. The commitment comes after Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson was speaking about the Government’s plans for phase 3 of its routemap to easing lockdown. Mr Matheson, who was speaking after a visit […]


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