Green light for extra investment in East Sussex roads

Additional investment to help improve the condition of East Sussex Roads and protect them for years ahead has been agreed by its cabinet. The decision follows months of detailed modelling of how extra investment could be most effective as more extreme weather is causing roads across England to deteriorate faster. Cabinet members unanimously approved the […]

East Sussex welcomes Balfour Beatty Living Places as new highways contractor

Innovation and new technology will be key to the success of East Sussex’s new highways contractor, according to the council. Balfour Beatty Living Places has officially started its seven-year contract for maintaining the county’s roads, pavements, drainage, streetlights, traffic lights and bridges, providing winter gritting and delivering highway improvement schemes. As part of the £297 […]

Major investment in roads and pavements pays off in East Sussex

Highways teams in East Sussex are working hard to plan and repair thousands of additional metres of road and pavements across the county funded from an additional £5.8 million investment. East Sussex County Council’s Cabinet approved additional, one-off funding at the end of 2021 to carry out additional work on top of that covered by […]

Is it time to rethink unsustainable road expenditure?

Twenty odd years ago, when the Labour Party was in power, the Tories were accusing them of a war on motorists. Yet once the Tories were relieved of the shackles of the Coalition in 2015 it didn’t take long for George Osborne, the then Chancellor, to create the first Road Infrastructure Strategy allowing billions of pounds to […]

Bidders shortlisted for £730m Highways contract

Three bidders have been shortlisted to provide highway maintenance and infrastructure services for East Sussex in the future. Ringway Jacobs, Balfour Beatty Living Places and Colas have been selected to move to the next stage of the procurement process by East Sussex County Council. The shortlist for the £730 million Highways Infrastructure Services contract follows […]

East Sussex starts search for contractor for its highways infrastructure service contract

East Sussex County Council has started its search to appoint a single provider to enter into a contract for the provision of the maintenance, improvement and design of the publicly maintained highways and civil infrastructure within the region. Work on the contract will include highway maintenance (including roads and bridges), winter maintenance, highways improvements, professional […]

£8.85million investment agreed in East Sussex for climate change and roads and pavements

Council leaders in East Sussex have agreed to invest millions of pounds in tackling climate change and improving the county’s roads and pavements. East Sussex County Council’s Cabinet agreed one-off additional funding of £8.85million in the two areas at its meeting this week. A total of £5.8million will be spent on improving road signs, lines […]

Green light for new cycling and walking plan in East Sussex

A new plan for how East Sussex County Council could make active travel more convenient for everyday journeys has been approved. The council’s East Sussex Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan, which proposes an ambitious network of preferred cycling and walking routes across the county, was agreed by Cabinet last week. Cllr Claire Dowling, lead […]


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