Work to build the UK’s longest road tunnel could start in 18 months after Highways England (HE) invited tenders for the £2bn project. It said construction sat at the heart of the proposed Lower Thames Crossing, which it hopes will improve journey times by almost doubling road capacity across the Thames east of London. It will feature 14.3 miles of new road and two 2.6-mile long tunnels. HE said that at 16 metres wide, they would be some of the […]
CEMEX is ramping up its efforts to cut its carbon emissions under a new strategy launched this week.
CitySprint experienced a 41% rise in same day retail deliveries in June, but saw a 15% drop in orders during the Olympic games. The same day distribution company reported that orders were up 10% on figures for April and May, during a month of unseasonably wet weather that saw shoppers avoiding the high street. Patrick Gallagher, CitySprint chief executive, said: “Whilst delivery volumes fluctuate throughout the year, June was a particularly strong month for us, and I suspect that this […]
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has called upon the government to speed up the “long overdue” creation of a funding and strategy package for Britain’s roads. CILT has urged the government to develop a plan that stretches further than the current five year strategy. Following the publication last November of Alan Cook’s independent review into the strategic road network, the government is due to publish findings of its study into alternative funding and ownership models for the […]