Highways England plans to step up its “smart” motorway programme, the agency’s strategy and planning director Elliott Shaw told delegates at a strategy day this week. There will be a “modularised” approach so that they can be rolled out “mile after mile” across the network. This will be more cost-effective and consistent than approach hitherto, where each scheme has been specifically designed, he said. Shaw was speaking at a conference in London on the DfT’s evolving road investment strategy (RIS2), […]
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The closure of the Forth Bridge will have cost the industry an estimated £16m by the new year, despite the DfT’s decison to relax drivers’ hour laws.
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