Knowsley Council’s cabinet approves two-year highways maintenance and improvement programme

Knowsley Council’s Cabinet has approved a two-year programme of works and maintenance to deliver improvements to the borough’s highway network for both 2024/25 and 2025/26. Last year, Knowsley Council approved plans to enter into a Grant Funding Agreement with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to secure total funding of £29.19 million over five years. More […]

Norfolk County Council informs contractors of £600m of highways work

Norfolk County Council is looking for contractors to register their interest in highways work worth £600m. The infrastructure and highways work and maintenance contract are forecasted to be worth £500 million for a 12-year period. And the professional services contract will be worth an additional £100 million. The traffic signal deal will have the value […]

Jet Plant shortlisted at National Highways Awards

Jet Plant, a leading UK road planing contractor, celebrated its achievement in shortlisting for the ‘Transforming our industry through innovation’ award, at the National Highways Awards held last week at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham. In the face of fierce industry competition from larger businesses, Jet Plant was honoured to be selected among the finalists chosen to […]

Extra funding for road maintenance in Dorset

As its annual programme gears up for spring, with extra funding Dorset Council is set to bolster its proactive measures to look after its roads. This includes more pothole repairs, resurfacing and  preventative treatments to manage road condition and maintain highway safety. £2.068 million each for the years 2023/24 and 2024/25 from the Department for […]

Suffolk’s wettest ever winter breaks highway response records

After months of extreme and sustained downpours, highways teams in Suffolk are breaking response and repair records whilst battling their most challenging operational period ever. Storm Babet saw nearly two months’ worth of rain fall in 24 hours, the subsequent storms and severe weather events saw more sustained rainfall, leading up to what Met Office […]

Council inspecting potholes within 24-hours and carrying out longer-term repairs

Southend-on-Sea City Council is continuing to take the subject of potholes seriously, with reports being investigated within 24 hours – making it one of the most responsive councils in the UK. If a resident reports a pothole on any local road using MySouthend, it will be inspected within a 24-hour window or by the next working […]

Additional road resurfacing planned after Government provides extra funding

An extra programme of road resurfacing is due to be carried out in Torbay funded by a £230,000 grant from the UK Government. The additional funding, over and above the Council’s normal grant for the 2023/24 financial year, must be spent on failing roads that need maintenance. The extra investment means the Council can now […]

Hampshire County Council appoints new contractors for civils and highways framework

Hampshire County Council has appointed new contractors for its fifth-generation civils and highways framework covering the south of England. VolkerFitzpatrick, BAM Nuttall and Galliford Try are among the contractors who have won a place for the first time this year on the major project lot. The four-year framework could see a spend of up to […]

Boost for vital highways maintenance work in West Berkshire

West Berkshire Council secures £1.3 million boost in Government funding for vital highways maintenance. The wheels of progress are set to roll smoother in West Berkshire as national Government allocates a total of £1.3million in highways maintenance funding to West Berkshire Council. Split over two financial years, the funding is courtesy of the Department for […]


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