The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) has assessed the external layout of 85 motorway service areas, with many scoring badly.
According to the RSMA, a mess of conflicting signs, worn-away road markings and bewildering road layouts are just some of the problems drivers experience when taking a break on England’s motorway …Read More
KWS Infra, the road building division of VolkerWessels, is hoping to trial a new ‘Plastic Road’ system in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Director of KWS Infra Rolf Mars said: “Plastic offers lots of advantages compared to current road structures, both in the construction and the maintenance of it. It is also much more …Read More
Highways England has set out how more than £150 million of investment will be spent on improving the capacity and condition of roads in Cumbria and north Lancashire.
The investment will see improvements and repairs along a series of motorways and major A roads between now and 2020.
The work is part …Read More
Money raised from vehicle excise duty will be spent on roads, Chancellor George Osborne has announced in his first Conservative Budget.
From 2017, there will be a flat rate of £140 for most cars, except in the first year when the tax will remain linked to the CO2 emissions that cars …Read More
A third (33%) of all car journeys made by British motorists are affected by roadworks, according to research carried out by LV= Road Rescue.
A freedom of information request issued by LV showed that there has also been a 21% rise in the number of outstanding roadworks per local council when …Read More
Councils fighting for local roads funding will be allocated funds based on performance, under a pilot scheme launched by the Department for Transport (DfT).
Roads Minister Andrew Jones (pictured) revealed details of the scheme at The Future Highways conference in London yesterday (11 June).
He said: I have been deluged with requests …Read More
A study by The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has discovered that more than 40 percent of all motorway and major A road lane closures in England last year were caused by vehicle breakdowns.
It also discovered more than a hundred unsupervised children caused closures too.
The information came from a Freedom …Read More
The Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) has called on the incoming government to make local road funding a priority.
The estimated cost to get the local road network in England and Wales back into reasonable condition is still £12 billion, according to the 20th Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) Survey, which …Read More
Labour will support long-term investment in strategic roads, address the neglect of local roads and promote cycling if it wins the General Election.
The party has launched its election manifesto with leader Ed Miliband guaranteeing that all policies outlined in it would require no extra borrowing.
Despite Labour’s statement about road improvements, …Read More
Highways England has taken over the running of England’s motorways and A-roads.
The new government-owned company has taken over the management of the strategic road network from the Highways Agency.
Improvements over the first five years of operation include 112 major improvements, including 15 smart motorway projects providing 280 extra miles of …Read More