Harris talks of rebuilding, not roadbuilding

The Chief Executive of National Highways has told a packed auditorium at Highways UK that there will be no announcement of new roads in the next Road Investment Strategy, RIS3, and that this is now a time for “rebuilding, not road building,” to help our country to grow. In his keynote address at the major […]

NH and DfT officials warn road budget is “very limited”

There’s a warning there will be “very limited” headroom for new roads projects during the next five-year road investment period as £11.5bn of work is years behind schedule. The website and magazine New Civil Engineer reports that, when asked by the Transport Select Committee about how the rolling over of £11.5bn of work into RIS3 […]

ORR gearing up for RIS3

The organisation which oversees the running of National Highways has issued a blog post looking ahead to the third Road Investment Strategy. Stephen Bussell, Principal Economist, Highways at the Office of Rail and Road explains that as preparations continue for the next RIS, ORR is paying more attention to the quality of National Highways’ plans […]

ORR increases scrutiny of funding plans for next road period

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is increasing its scrutiny of future road funding for the strategic road network as plans are drawn up for the third road investment strategy (RIS3). As National Highways’ independent monitor, ORR has today (8 December 2021) set out its proposed approach in its consultation on the development of […]


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