Latest Roads News and contracts
Balfour Beatty has been appointed sole contractor on two Scape frameworks worth £2.1bn.
Balfour Beatty drafted in for M26 Brexit worksSubscription
A Balfour Beatty joint venture has been drafted in by Highways England to prepare the M26 to function as a lorry park if Britain fails to secure a Brexit deal.
Highways England has published revised plans for the Lower Thames Crossing that will see the tunnel widen to three lanes and its cost rise to £6.8bn.
Ferrovial Agroman UK hit by £31m loss in 2017Subscription
Ferrovial Agroman UK made a £31.0m pre-tax loss in 2017 as costs on the M8 project in Scotland continued to bite.
Amey wins £325m Highways England dealSubscription
Amey has won a £325m 15-year contract from Highways England to service the road network around Liverpool and Manchester.
Features and analysis
There’s no next-day delivery option for major infrastructure projects, but the construction industry would do well to take notes from the e-commerce boom.
The government’s infrastructure advisory body today called for £30bn to be invested every year in improving UK infrastructure through to 2050.
There’s a change in the air for the engineering sector.
Imagine using an app to book a computer-driven car to work everyday. It might sound like science fiction, but driverless cars are closer than we think. But is construction ready?
The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Carillion never admitted what the problem projects were that led to its £845m writedown in July, which began the public chain of events the led to its collapse.
Seismic changes in conditions are hitting roads hard, which makes developing materials to combat climate change more important than ever, says FM Conway’s David Smith
Confidence in UK infrastructure and particularly roads remains high, and the government’s recent backing of the £7bn Oxford to Cambridge Expressway in the Autumn Budget is testament to that.
A carbon portal is helping Highways England build more sustainable roads
The potential for technology to transform the infrastructure sector is a double-edged sword.
With major investment programmes both under way and planned, the next 12 months hold challenges but also great promise for the highways sector.
Tesla last night unveiled its new fully electric truck, dubbed the Tesla Semi.
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Balfour Far East JV wins £223m road wideningSubscription
Transport Scotland launches £930m roads dealsSubscription
Partner wanted for £500m PPP upgrade of A465Subscription
Balfour Beatty picked for £96m Scottish roadSubscription
Costain’s margin up as revenue drops £115mSubscription
Amey provision drags down Ferrovial profitSubscription