£3.1 million active travel schemes confirmed for Greater Manchester area

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has allocated the first phase of its emergency active travel grant set to prioritise the rapid implementation of emergency protected routes. The schemes across the Greater Manchester districts will provide safe travel options for people without cars and to keep public transport free for those that need it most as […]

A14 upgrade project will play ‘crucial’ role in the UK’s recovery says HE

The new £1.5 billion upgrade of the A14 is playing a ‘crucial role’ in the nation’s economic recovery from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, according to Highways England. It says the upgrade, between the areas of Huntingdon and Cambridge, will bring £2.5 billion of benefits to the UK economy. Almost four million drivers have […]

A500 dualling project takes a major step forward

A highways project that will see the dualling of the A500 in Cheshire has made progress by securing programme entry and an allocation of £53m from the government, subject to final approval.  The £68.7m scheme gained planning permission in April 2019, would dual a 3.4km section of the A500 between the M6 at junction 16 […]

Cumbria County Council cabinet approves new highways asset management strategy

Cumbria County Council’s cabinet has approved a new Highways Asset Management Strategy providing a development framework for future maintenance of the county’s road network. The strategy sets out the council’s commitment to; enhancing the customer experience and keeping customers better informed, making it easier for customers to access information online, by phone and email providing […]

Sixteen councils to work together across the South East if TfSE bid is approved

Sixteen councils across the South East, including Hampshire County Council and Southampton City Council, to work together to deliver transport schemes if Transport for the South East’s bid for transport devolution gets the go-ahead. All the councils will work with government to decide how and where money is spent across the south-east region. The proposal from […]


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