Highways England (HE) – the new company set up to replace the Highways Agency from next April – has promised to “transform our national roads” over the next decade and beyond and suggested it will be “a very different business from the organisation it will succeed”. The statements are both contained in the organisation’s first five-year Strategic Business Plan, published earlier this month, which outlines a number of goals and aspirations in terms of modernising, maintaining and operating England’s […]
Highways England is looking at cutting and delaying major road schemes in the Road Investment Strategy (RIS) in a bid to slash a predicted overspend of £800m.
The government has defended its controversial decision to reform the Highways Agency, and revealed the roles the newly installed strategic road network (SRN) watchdogs will play as part of the changes.
Prices have dropped on the Severn Crossings today as the bridges entered back into public ownership.