The DfT has called on the Highways Agency to take some specific steps to boost the resilience of the strategic road network (SRN) to extreme weather. Published on 22 July, the DfT’s Transport Resilience Review outlined a number of actions it would like the HA to take, including: completing its drainage asset inventory; consulting the freight sector over restrictions on vulnerable vehicles on some sections of the network during high winds; working with the Met Office to improve wind forecasts […]
Operators can now apply for the new round of permits to run longer semi-trailers (LSTs), as part of the extension to the trial announced earlier this year.
All Severn Crossing tolls are to be scrapped by the end of 2018, the government has confirmed.
The government’s £25bn Roads Programme is facing delays while the DfT reappraises the strategy in the light of the recent Court of Appeal ruling on plans to expand Heathrow.