AIA calls on local authorities to submit evidence for next ALARM survey

The Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) is calling on councils to make submissions that will help form the next Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey, dure to be published in the spring. This year will see the publication of the 26th consecutive survey, which investigates the effects of funding and maintenance levels on the condition of […]

Highways England appoints first contractors to help repair and replace concrete roads

Highways England has awarded the first of three contracts to transform concrete road surfaces in a number of regions across the UK. The framework will include a number of companies that will be appointed work on different aspects of the project over the next four years. Consultants Atkins and Aecom will work with Highways England to […]

Government addressess prompt payments for small businesses

An overhaul of the Prompt Payment Code (PPC) to crack down on delayed invoices owed to small businesses has been announced by the government today. Under new reforms, companies that have signed up to the Prompt Payment Code will be obliged to pay small businesses within 30 days – half the time outlined in the […]

A55 viaduct joint replacement work to start

Work is due to start on the A55 in Wales to replace joints on the Glan Conwy Viaduct at Junction 19. To keep road users and the workforce safe, the Viaduct above Junction 19 could be closed for up to two weeks while the project is being completed. The newly installed traffic signals at junction […]

Modelling key to Champs Elysees revamp

The Mayor of Paris has approved far-reaching plans to transform the city’s iconic Champs Elysees, turning it into a 1.4 mile “extraordinary garden”, after modelling suggested that the scheme will minimise negative effects for mobility. The designers of the scheme, PCA Stream say the ten year plan will reduce noise, heat and car traffic and […]

Coroner calls for smart motorway review

A coroner has stated that smart motorways without a hard shoulder carry “an ongoing risk of future deaths” after recording a version of unlawful killing into the deaths of two men on the M1 in 2019. Thee BBC reports that Coroner David Urpeth has called for a review of smart motorways after closing the inquest […]

Commission recommendations endorsed by Welsh Government for south east

The Welsh Government has endorsed the recommendations of the South East Wales Transport Commission that plans to help tackle congestion in the south east of the country. In a line-by-line response to the Commission’s final report, the Welsh Government has accepted in principle all of the recommendations to tackle congestion. It has also outlined the […]

Sutton removes trial cycle paths

Temporary cycle paths installed in the London Borough of Sutton during the autumn have been removed. The trial measures were launched in September to create a dedicated space for people to cycle and provide a safer, active, greener travel alternative to the car for journeys to Sutton town centre as the first lockdown restrictions were […]

Amey Consulting and universities to deliver new apprenticeship programmes

Amey Consulting, in partnership with several universities, has launched four fully funded degree apprenticeship programmes to help bring new talent into the industry across civil engineering, data science and environmental & sustainability. These programmes will sit alongside Amey Consulting’s award-winning Rail degree apprentice programme which will launch for a second successive year. The programmes will […]


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