Number of substandard road bridges on the rise again, says RAC Foundation research

The number of substandard road bridges managed by councils across Great Britain is increasing, according to new research by the RAC Foundation. Local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales have identified 3,105 bridges – defined as structures over 1.5m in span – as being substandard. This, said the RAC Foundation, was 1.6% up on the […]

Bury makes £1.3 milliom commitment to walking and cycling

Greater Manchester’s Bee Network plan to deliver the UK’s first joined up cycling and walking network is set to see a boost in Bury, with £1.3m of funding released for new cycling and walking routes. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has approved £1.3m of the Mayor’s Challenge Fund to progress four cycling and walking […]

Kent Council considers introducing fast public transport for parts of the county

Consultation has been launched on proposals for improved, fast public transport services connecting the Kent areas of Ebbsfleet, Dartford, Slade Green, Erith and Belvedere with Abbey Wood. The proposals by the Crossrail to Ebbsfleet (C2E) Partnership would provide faster connections into London and to other parts of Kent. They would make journeys by public transport […]

Transport Secretary gives go ahead for A303 dual carriageway

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has given the formal green light to a plan to create three miles of high-quality dual carriageway on the A303 in Somerset. The upgrade, between Sparkford and Ilchester, will tackle congestion on the traffic-clogged single carriageway section of the arterial route. This is where on average, the road carries 23,500 vehicles, […]

Government invests £93 million for road funding as its continues to ‘build back better’

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced funding of £93 million for road upgrades across the UK in North Yorkshire, Hampshire and the Midlands. New and improved transport links will boost connections between key economic hubs across the country while making journeys safer and more reliable for motorists, it said. The Northern Powerhouse is set to receive […]


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