RAC pothole-related breakdowns for 2023 jump by a third compared to 2022

The rise in potholes took even more of a toll on drivers in 2023 as RAC patrols attended nearly 30,000 pothole-related breakdowns over the course of the year, up by a third (33%) on 2022. Roadside patrols at the motoring services company went out to 29,377 breakdowns in 2023 – the equivalent of 80 breakdowns […]

Oxfordshire County Council begins search for highways contractor

Oxfordshire County Council is looking to procure a new highway maintenance contract commencing operational services on 1st April 2025, following a period of mobilisation. The contract will be for an initial 8-year period with the option to extend for up to a maximum of 14 years. The services are the maintenance and improvement of the […]

Employment freeze to protect council jobs blamed for state of roads in Wales

Roads and pavements are deteriorating due to a recruitment freeze aimed at protecting council employees’ jobs, councillors have been told. Denbighshire council is facing a £20-£26m black hole next year and a £3.3m shortfall in the current financial year, reports Nation Cymru. At a cabinet meeting at the council’s Ruthin County Hall HQ, council officers […]

Knowsley Council starts search for contractors for £100 million highways works contract

Knowsley Council has started its search for contractors for a highways works contract. The council is looking for contractors to deliver a range of services all based around planned and reactive maintenance and highways capital investment projects. The Highways Term Service and Associated Professional Services contracts will run for seven years with a possible three […]

Warwickshire County Council to change pothole reporting

Warwickshire County Council has declared it wants to make changes to the system for reporting issues in the pipeline The current system allows for members of the public to report potholes through a live web page on the council’s website, pinpointing the problem area or areas on a map. It opens by laying out anticipated outcomes […]

Kent County Council starts procurement process for highways professional services

Kent County Council is planning a Procurement process to put in place a new Framework to deliver Professional Services. Prior to the commencement of the procurement process, the council has said it wishes to engage with key stakeholders to gather information to help shape its procurement strategy. Kent County Council wishes to secure the services […]

National Highways, Amey and Multevo work collaboratively to deliver savings on cost and carbon

National Highways and Amey have embarked on a project to create more efficient and cost-effective solutions to delivering small scale patching on the strategic road network. A number of supply chain partners presented their solutions and Multevo were successfully awarded the project. The project trial focussed on ‘corrective’ patching i.e., fixing the problem alongside planned […]

Milton Keynes Council start search for contractors for highways service

Milton Keynes Council has started its search for contractors to deliver its highways term maintenance and capital works. The works covered by the £350M contract are comprehensive and cover all routine, reactive and planned works that need to be delivered by the authority. Milton Keynes is seeking a contractor that will prioritise the use of […]


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