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 […]
The Department for Transport (DfT) has published the terms of reference for its study into the future funding of England’s roads, which could pave the way for road tolling. In the spring (CM 22 March) David Cameron, the prime minister, set out his vision for the strategic road network, which included exploring whether it could be sold off along the lines of the privatisation of the UK’s utilities. The DfT, which is undertaking the study with the Treasury, has now […]
Almost a third of haulage companies are unhappy with the country’s motorways and A-roads, according to a report.
Public service provider Amey has put six 7 tonne Iveco Daily trucks into operation on its traffic management contract with the Highways Agency.