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 […]
A piecemeal, stop-go approach to funding for road maintenance has made it difficult for highways authorities to deliver maintenance cost-effectively over recent decades, the Public Accounts Committee has said.
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.
Highways England, the body replacing the Highways Agency from 1 April, said it needs to strengthen its relationship with the logistics sector.