Balfour Beatty Living Places wins £330m highways extension in Lincolnshire

Balfour Beatty Living Places has doubled the length of its highways maintenance deal with Lincolnshire County Council. The agreement means the UK’s biggest contractor by turnover will look after roads in the area until 2032. Balfour was awarded a £217m deal back in 2019, which began in April 2020 for an initial period of six years, […]

Somerset Council teams respond to heavy rain and flooding

Somerset Council’s Highways teams have been responding to incidents across the county following heavy rain this week. They responded to more than 40 incidents, many of them minor road closures due to flooding, as rain swept through the county. More than 20 schools took the decision to close as a result of the bad weather […]

Multi-million pound upgrade to Liverpool’s roads begins

Liverpool City Council has appointed three contractors to deliver the next phase of its Highways Investment Programme (HIP). The Council’s Transportation and Highways team and their delivery partners are now progressing with the upgrade of more than 29 roads, through an £11m eco-friendly maintenance programme, which will see the delivery of: •           10 schemes in the […]

Gwynedd Council starts tender process for north west Wales roads framework

Gwynedd Council has started the tender process to find contractors for its £100 million civils framework. This will include work on the trunk road and county areas in North and mid-Wales. Gwynedd Council has launched the framework, which is for works across five Welsh local authority areas: Gwynedd, Conwy and Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham, West Wales […]

New technology used to assess Staffordshire’s roads

Highways inspectors in Staffordshire will soon have another tool in their bid to assess the condition of the county’s roads—AI. As inspectors make their way around the county, a smartphone app mounted to the windscreen will collect video data. Officers then upload the footage to be processed via AI, giving them a full picture of […]

VolkerHighways awarded a place on Barnet Council’s Highways Maintenance Works Framework

VolkerHighways has announced that it has secured a place on Barnet Council’s major Highways Maintenance Works Framework Lot 1 contract for the provision of Traffic Safety and Management services. The four-year framework will enable the council to effectively provide business resilience to support the management and maintenance of the council’s highways network. It will be […]

Redbridge Council trials new pothole technique

Redbridge Council is trialling a spray injection patching machine from Velocity to fix more potholes across the borough. The machine is made by road repair firm Velocity, who say the patching process ‘takes just a couple of minutes’ and does not involve excavation, waste, or heat. The council has said the machine had achieved a […]

Operations begin in the London Borough of Barnet as Marlborough Highways wins major Maintenance Framework Contract

Marlborough Highways is delighted to announced that it has secured a place on Barnet Council’s Highway Maintenance Works Framework. The four-year partnership commenced on 1 June 2023 and involves planned carriageway and footway reconstruction works in the London Borough of Barnet, with an option to extend for two further years. The award comes after a competitive bid process, […]


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