Over 400 Suffolk roads set for upgrade as largest ever surfacing project gets underway

Residents across Suffolk are set to benefit from 421 newly surfaced roads this year – almost doubling the number of roads completed last year, as Suffolk Highways’ largest ever resurfacing programmes get underway, according to Suffolk County Council. Residents across Suffolk are set to benefit from 421 newly surfaced roads this year – almost doubling […]

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 […]

Suffolk County Council to review weed control for roads and pavements

Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet will reconsider how Suffolk Highways uses chemicals to control weed growth. In February 2022, the council agreed to stop using glyphosate in its routine weed treatment programmes, to find more natural alternatives to help protect the local environment. However, the alternative products proved unable to meet requirements, which was further exacerbated […]

New highways services arrive in Suffolk as multi-million-pound partnership goes live

Suffolk Highways’ new partnership has launched, as Milestone Infrastructure and Suffolk County Council join forces to deliver highways services fit for the future. The new contract, which is worth in the region of £800 million – £1 billion, will deliver highway projects and improvements across Suffolk for up to 20 years, including maintaining roads, pavements […]

Work underway to install LED street lights across Suffolk

Suffolk County Council and Bouygues Energies & Services have started work replacing 43,400 street lighting lanterns in Suffolk with LED versions. SCC and Bouygues E&S say they have joined forces with the aim of reducing energy, minimising light pollution, bringing down ongoing maintenance costs for the Authority and providing the best value to residents. SCC […]


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