£121m for road maintenance in Essex

Essex County Council has said it to is set to receive £121 million of Government funding for road repairs and resurfacing between now and 2034, following last week’s government announcement of an extra £8.3bn over 11-year’s for highway authorities.   The funding has been reallocated to local Authorities across England from the HS2 scheme. The […]

New transport safety officers for Essex

Front-line safety officers will be rolled out in Essex to help stamp out anti-social behaviour on public transport. As part of a partnership including Thurrock Council and Southend-on-Sea City Council, Essex County Council has been awarded £490,000 by the Department for Transport (DfT). This will fund a pilot to recruit, vet, train and deploy six […]

£800,000 to help Essex schoolchildren get on their bikes

Essex County Council has secured a grant of £800,000 to provide cycle training to primary school children. Funding will be used over the next two years. It comes from Bikeability Trust UK, which administers the national Bikeability programme. This is on behalf of Active Travel England. Bikeability is the government’s national cycle training programme. It gives […]

Trial of new approach to fixing potholes in Essex

A new method of filling in potholes and cracks in roads is being trialled in Essex. Essex Highways is trialling the new method in Colchester and Tendring. At the moment, the council repairs potholes by cutting out the surrounding road surface. Hot asphalt is then poured into the defect and compacted to fix it. Roadmender […]

Essex County Council starts early engagement for future highways provision

Essex County Council has started the early engagement process for provision of its highways services. The council’s current Highways Strategic Transformation Contract (Highways Contract) ends on the 31st March 2027 with no further option to extend. “Therefore, the Council has started on our journey of discovery, regarding how the Highways Service provision could evolve and […]

Essex County Council starts consultation on cycle networks

Residents are being invited to take part in a survey on walking and cycling networks in Essex. The council is asking residents their views on the development of Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans (LCWIPs). The routes will guide and inform the future direction of the council’s active travel strategy. LCWIPs help create coherent cycling […]

Essex Council plans market engagement events with highways contractors

Essex County Council has started to make plans to talk to contractors ahead of the renewal of its highways contract in 2027. The council is keen to engage with contractors about its plans for highway maintenance after the end of its current arrangement with Ringway Jacobs ends. Essex County Council is looking at what service […]

£2 DigiGo single fares for on-demand transport in Essex extended until end of June

DigiGo, Essex County Council’s on-demand shared public transport service, has extended its participation in the Government’s Bus Fare Cap Grant until June 30. This means that all single DigiGo tickets will remain capped at just £2 until this date, across the county. DigiGo is a shared public transport service which offers on-demand or pre-bookable travel in parts […]

Essex questions A12 widening plans

Council leaders in Essex have written to the head of National Highways to express what they call significant concerns about proposals for two sections of the A12 which are planned to be detrunked and transferred to Council control. The leaders of Essex County Council, Braintree District Council and Colchester City Council said the plans for […]


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