Contractors invited to tender for £60m project to realign the A59 at Kex Gill

Contractors are now being invited to tender for the £60m scheme to realign the A59 at Kex Gill, according to North Yorkshire Council. Following the confirmation of Government funding and planning approval earlier this year, the invitation to tender marks the latest stage in the work to secure this major trans-Pennine route for generations to […]

St Helens Borough Council Cabinet approves £6m investment in highway network

St Helens Borough Council’s Cabinet has approved over £6m in funding to improve the borough’s highways network over the next year to support growth opportunities in St Helens and wider City Region. Made up from a variety of different funding pots, including the council’s highways revenue budget and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority contribution, the money – […]

Deborah Sims welcomed as new President of the CIHT

The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) has announced the election of Deborah Sims as its new President for 2021 / 22. Ms Sims outlined her theme and plans for the year via an online video address at CIHT’s Presidential Inauguration event on Wednesday 22 June 2021. The main one is ‘Route to Professionalism’ […]

Council to change winter gritting routes to match ‘best practice’

Cheshire East Council has confirmed that changes to gritting routes will be implemented next winter following a review.  The ‘Well-Managed Highway Infrastructure’ (WMHI) code of practice, which is overseen by the UK Roads Liaison Group on behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT), recommended local highway authorities review gritting routes to prioritise the most critical parts […]

Road deaths down a sixth in 2020

The number of people killed on Britain’s roads last year fell 16% compared to 2019, as lockdown restrictions and consequently fewer journeys meant all types of road crashes were down. However the number of cyclists killed rose from 100 in 2019 to 140 last year. Official figures show that overall there were 1,472 road fatalities […]


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