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New smart motorway section of M6 is open

The latest stretch of smart motorway has opened to traffic on the M6 near Birmingham.

Opening the hard shoulder to traffic during the busiest times between junctions 5 and 8 on the M6 is expected to improve journey times, especially around Birmingham. The opening comes just in time for this weekends …Read More

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20mph limit gets public support

A survey carried out by road safety charity Brake shows that eight in 10 people (78%) think 20mph should be the normal speed limit around schools, on residential streets, and in village, town and city centres.

The news comes as Brake takes it GO 20 campaign for safe, active, happy communities …Read More

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£12bn set aside to repair UK roads after rain fall

The estimated cost to get the local road network in England and Wales back into reasonable condition has increased to £12 billion (from £10.5bn in 2013).

That’s the standout figure from the 19th Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) Survey, which is commissioned by the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA).

For the second …Read More

US pothole crew get stuck in… pothole!!

There were red faces on the holey streets of Michigan this week, when a highway maintenance team filling potholes managed to park their truck directly on top of one.

A photo of the mishap was posted to much mirth on Reddit by user khellendros98, who wrote: “Welcome to Michigan. Where the …Read More

2014 Budget – £220m to fund pothole repairs

Chancellor George Osborne confirmed an extra £200 million pot to help councils repair potholes in his 2014 budget with local authorities invited to bid for funding.

This comes after the announcement earlier this month that an extra £140million was being made available by the government to help repair flood-damaged roads.

Osborne (pictured) …Read More

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Local councils to receive share of road funds

Local authorities across England have been told how much funding they will receive to help repair flood-damaged roads.

Earlier this month the government made available an extra £140 million to help with road repairs following the wettest winter on record. This money is expected to pay for the repair of 3.3 …Read More

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Half of road markings in England need replacing

Half of all road markings on England’s highways are so worn that they need replacing immediately or need to be scheduled for replacement, according to a survey of nearly 4,000km of the country’s roads.

LifeLines England, a report based on the survey carried out by the Road Safety Markings Association, and …Read More

Councils to get £140m for road repairs

An additional £140m is to go to councils in England to repair roads damaged by the bad weather, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has said.
A fund for areas with the most severely damaged roads will get an extra £36.5m – taking the total available to £80m.

A further £103.5m will be shared …Read More

How we make road markings so precisely

Of any standard driving safety device, whether anti-lock brakes, air bags, or seat belts, one thing many drivers and pedestrians probably take for granted are road markings that protect cars from each other. They play a crucial role in helping to keep them on the straight and narrow, along with …Read More

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How Are Road Markings Removed?

More than one reason exists why road markings must be removed; whether they are outdated, no longer visible, or if a new marking will take its place, there are different methods to have the road markings removed. Depending on where it is located, or the condition of the road it …Read More