Sunderland: Green light for over 180 highways maintenance projects

Sunderland City Council’s Cabinet has backed more than 180 highway maintenance schemes scheduled for the next 12 months. The projects have been prepared following community consultation with councillors and residents, condition assessments and surveys, plus where necessary studies looking at traffic volumes or accident analysis. An overall budget of £8.3m has been allocated for maintenance […]

Leicester gets road maintenance funding boost

TWO of Leicester’s busiest roads are set to benefit from major investment in repairs and resurfacing thanks to additional Government funding. The city council has been awarded an extra £830,000 from the Government’s Network North fund to be spent during 2023/24 and 2024/25. Network North is an £8.3billion funding commitment by the Department for Transport, […]

Insurer warns potholes are up by a third

The insurer Admiral is warning potholes claims could surge the rainy forecast, while the average cost of repairing pothole damage up by 16% since last year. Its data also reveals the amount of pothole claims has increased by 34% since 2016, as people battle with uneven roads across the UK. Lorna Connelly, Head of Claims […]

VolkerHighways awarded additional LED rollout contract in Oxfordshire,

VolkerHighways has been awarded a Traffic Route LED and Column Replacement contract on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council, worth £5 million. The works began in October 2022 and are expected to continue for 18 months. The project forms part of the £30 million Highways Electrical Assets contract the business was awarded in December 2021. The […]

Works begin to preserve the life of Ashford Shared Space in Kent

Kent County Council (KCC) is due to begin roadworks aimed at preserving the life of Ashford Shared Space and Lower High Street. Once achieved the area will be better preserved for the longer term, making it more resistant to damage in the future and better accessible. Works totalling up to £600,000 will begin Tuesday 1st November […]

18 tonnes of rubbish collected from the A27

A clean-up of the A27 earlier this month by the Brighton & Hove Council Cityclean team removed 18 tonnes of litter, fly tip and silt from the road. The clean-up took place over five nights, finishing on Tuesday 4 October. It covered the central reservation and verges on the 5 miles of road between Dyke […]

VINCI Highways announces the acquisition of remaining 70% stake in TollPlus

VINCI Highways has announced the acquisition of the 70% stake it did not already hold in TollPlus Inc, a software company that specialises in toll road back-office systems and mobility solutions. Holder since 2016 of a strategic stake of 30% in the capital of TollPlus, VINCI Highways has been successfully developing in the free-flow market […]

Oxford City Council’s maintenance company ODS increases turnover

ODS, the local authority trading company wholly owned by Oxford City Council, has achieved a turnover of £61.1 million in its second year of trading (2019/20), an increase of almost 10% compared to the previous financial year, depsite the pandemic. ODS has seen income from commercial contracts increase by almost 50 per cent and is […]

Unusual methods employed by engineers on two-year maintenance of Ouse Bridge

A two-year routine maintenance programme on a bridge has recently completed – with hardly any impact on road users, according to Highways England. A team of engineers began work on site on the Ouse Bridge on the M62 in Yorkshire in May 2018 and over the past two years they have replaced over 200 bridge […]


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