Replacement of 50-year old bridge on M53 to start

Work will start today to demolish and replace a 50-year old bridge over junction 2 of the M53. Four giant remote-controlled transporters will remove the 800-tonne structure – which carries the southbound entry slip road over the motorway – during the first weekend of the 11-month project. It will be slid along the motorway to an […]

Work completed on UK’s first road using ‘plastic waste’

Work has been completed on the UK’s first ever highway made from plastic waste in Carlisle. Cumbria County Council is one of just eight local authorities in the country to be selected as part of ADEPT’s ‘Live Lab’ areas to carry out real world tests using new highways technology and methods on local roads. Cumbria […]

Bury Council cabinet approves £10m for highway improvements

Highway improvements worth £10 million are to be made in Bury over the next few months. The investment, approved by the councils cabinet this week, comes on top of an initial investment of £10 million announced last year.  The roads in need of repair have been placed into three categories: strategic network schemes, local network […]


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