Devon will spend ‘every penny’ of extra £9.4 million on improving highway network

Devon County Council has said that ‘every penny’ of the extra £9.4 million it has received from the Chancellor’s budget will be spent on improving the highway network and making sure Devon’s roads are more resilient. Earlier this month the council learned that the county’s share of the additional £200 million capital funding from the […]

Powys roads winter service review agreed by cabinet

Proposals to review the way Powys roads are serviced during the winter months were considered and agreed by Powys County Council’s Cabinet this week. The road network within Powys stretches more than 5,500 km and is made up of county roads (maintained and managed by Powys County council) and trunk roads (maintained and managed by […]

Rochdale Borough Council improves pothole repair times

Rochdale Borough Council has boosted pothole repair times by almost 20%, nearly a year after the service was brought in-house to drive improvements. A number of highways services, which were previously delivered by external contractors, were brought back into council control in March 2022 to give the authority more flexibility over how it maintains and […]

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council announces major funding for highways and transport as part of capital programme

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Members have agreed a £27.665m Capital Programme for Highways, Transportation and Strategic Projects in 2023/24 – continuing the Council’s significant investment in these priority areas into the next financial year. Cabinet approved the programme at their meeting this week, making capital allocations of £10.725m (Highways Technical Services) and £16.940m (Strategic Projects) for […]

Diesel pump price difference with petrol described as “shocking”

The wholesale price of diesel is now on a par with petrol yet diesel is still being sold for 17.5p a litre more on average at forecourts across the UK, data from RAC Fuel Watch reveals. The average price of petrol stands at 146.63p while diesel is 164.26p despite both fuels selling for around 114.5p on the […]

Mayor announces express bus service around outer London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has announced plans for a network of limited-stop express bus routes that circle the entire capital – connecting outer London town centres, railway stations, hospitals and transport hubs, faster. The Superloop will provide quicker journey times, with the Mayor of London providing £6m funding as an initial catalyst to improvements […]

Roads Minister questioned on infrastructure delays

Roads and Local Transport Minister Richard Holden MP is facing questions from the House of Commons Transport Committee on the future of England’s A roads and motorways.   In this final session of the Committee’s inquiry into strategic road investment, MPs will also question chiefs of sub-national transport bodies (STBs) Midlands Connect, England’s Economic Heartland and […]


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