Nottingham City Council has been allocated £1.7m Government funding for EV charge points

Nottingham City Council has been allocated £1.7 million from the Government to increase the number of electric vehicle (EV) charge points in the city. The Midlands has come together to create two partnerships across the region to successfully submit a bid for the Government’s Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (LEVI) Fund with Sub-national Transport Body, Midlands […]

BAM wins Ongar-Barnhill Road Project in Dublin

Fingal County Council has appointed BAM  as main contractor for the construction of the Ongar Barnhill Road The Ongar-Barnhill Road in Dublin 15 is a long-standing objective of Fingal County Council. This new high-quality transportation corridor will significantly improve accessibility for sustainable and active travel modes in this fast-growing area. It will also support Fingal’s […]

New Fylde link road set to open early next year

Construction of the M55 to Heyhouses Link Road is making good progress, however a number of issues over recent months mean it is now scheduled to open in spring 2024. The new road is being built to improve access between Lytham St Annes and the M55, relieve congestion on smaller local roads, and support the […]

Road treatment and resurfacing falls to lowest level in five years

The number of miles of road in England resurfaced or given life-extending treatment is at its lowest point in five years, RAC analysis of government data has revealed. In 2021/2022 figures show just 1,123 miles of all types of road were resurfaced compared to 1,588 in 2017/2018 – this equates to a 29% reduction (465 […]

M5 named England’s most popular motorway

The UK’s drivers have rated the M5 as the most popular motorway in England in a new survey from the independent watchdog, Transport Focus. In the Strategic Roads User Survey the M5 motorway between the Midlands and the South West had the highest overall satisfaction at 82%. The M5 has also improved both its overall satisfaction rating […]

MPs call for ring-fencing for local road maintenance again

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Better Roads has issued a report calling for central government to re-instate effective ring-fencing and multi-year settlements for local road maintenance. The report draws on a review of the Pothole Action Fund (2015/16-2020/21), which says it was a successful policy which contributed to marked improvements in the overall structural conditions […]

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