Labour transport minister Richard Burden (pictured) has accused the government of washing its hands of the Strategic Road Network (SRN), following the creation of Highways England in April. Highways England, the successor to the Highways Agency, has responsibility for the motorways and major roads in England and Wales. Its rebranding was tied into a change of ownership, which saw it leave the public sector and become a private company owned by the government (along the lines of Network Rail) instead. […]
The Highways Agency (HA) has warned operators that there will be no southbound access to the M6 at junction 19 tonight, as repair work begins after a lorry overturned this morning spilling fuel onto the slip road. The A556 between the junctions with the A50 and the M6 was closed earlier after a Renault Magnum lorry, which was running without a trailer, crashed and leaked fuel onto the road. The incident closed the dedicated slip road for the M6, although […]
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 […]
Prices have dropped on the Severn Crossings today as the bridges entered back into public ownership.