The speed limit on Highways England roadworks is to increase from 50mph to 60mph following extensive trials. The trials, carried out on eight road schemes, were launched in response to feedback from road users who said they were frustrated at not being able to go quicker. The pilot schemes found that drivers found it easier to stick to the 60mph limit, thereby increasing safety. They also resulted in an average saving of almost 3,780 hours journey time each day across […]
The Highways Agency has launched a national awareness campaign designed to encourage drivers to slow down and take proper care in roadworks.
Emergency refuge areas row reignites, as AA survey suggests public has concerns about Smart Motorway project
The House of Commons Transport Committee has renewed its call for longer and more frequent emergency refuge areas on all-lane running (ALR) schemes, after an AA survey revealed more than a fifth of drivers rate ALR motorways as dangerous.
The Highways Agency has renewed a contract with Norbert Dentressangle to manage the storage and distribution of goods in support of road repairs and maintenance throughout the country.