First female chair appointed by the Road Safety Markings Association

Julie Davidson, Quality Manager for Lincoln-headquartered aviation and highways specialist Jointline, has been named as the first female Chair of the Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) in its 47-year history. Established in 1976, the RSMA is one of the largest specialist trade bodies in the highways sector, that works with partners and stakeholders to create […]

£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 […]

More than 16,000 potholes repaired across Staffordshire so far this year

Staffordshire County Council is making good on its promise to fix more roads across the county with 16,308 pothole repair jobs completed so far.  A ‘job’ is, on average, two or three potholes at a time – meaning the number of potholes filled across the county is likely to be double or even triple that […]

Westmorland and Furness Council starts search for contractor to deliver surface treatments

Westmorland and Furness Council has started its search for a contractor to deliver capital highway maintenance works with a focus on surface treatments. The services to be delivered under this contract are capital highway maintenance works to repair worn out carriageway. Primary works will include surface dressing, micro asphalt, asphalt preservation, high friction surfacing work […]

Hampshire County Council to approve latest round of cuts, including highway maintenance

Plans, including cuts to public transport, turning off street lights, fixing potholes and removing school crossing patrols, are all part of Hampshire County Council’s plan to slash spending. The council will meet next week (November 9) to approve, as recommended, the saving proposal to try to fill the £132 million budget gap forecasted by 2025/26. […]

Core Highways Strengthens leadership team

Core Highways Group has strengthened its position in the UK highways services sector with the appointment of respected industry figures Jenny Moten and Charlie Cornish.  On the operations side, Jenny Moten has joined the company as Regional Managing Director, arriving from Cadent Gas where she was Northwest Network Director – overseeing £2.5bn of assets and […]

Tarmac delivers trio of UK’s lowest carbon road maintenance projects

Three local roads in the north east have become the lowest carbon highways ever to be resurfaced in the UK, thanks to a project that has set a new benchmark for the way roads are maintained. Working in partnership with Hartlepool Borough Council and Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council together with international partners including Shell, Volvo CE, […]


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