Highways England, which manages the 4,300-mile Strategic Road Network (SRN), wants operator views on what it is doing well, what it could do better and initiatives that could improve the service. It has recently started a three-year project aimed at improving the service it provides to the freight and road haulage sector in England. The aim is to help it understand the needs of the transport sector, while influencing future planning and operational decisions. Highways England would like to get […]
Anyone looking for a way to raise their professional profile overnight might do well to follow the example of Richard Hayes, president of the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE). He achieved instant notoriety earlier this month when he suggested the DfT considers banning LGVs from UK motorways on Sundays as part of its programme to reform the strategic road network (MT 2 July). Controversial Calling for an investigation into a Sunday motorway ban for LGVs was bound to be controversial, […]
Highways England has remained tight lipped amid rumours that it plans to introduce a 60mph speed limit on the M1.
The government is to effectively double the number of roads and motorways given top funding status by creating a new Major Road Network (MRN).