Latest Roads News and contracts
Costain lands £125m North-east road upgradeSubscription
Costain has been appointed by Highways England to carry out the £125m upgrade of the A19 road in North-east England.
Dawnus suppliers down tools on Manchester roads job Subscription
Subcontractors working on a road improvement scheme in Manchester downed tools and blocked a main road with equipment after alleging that they had not been paid by main contractor Dawnus.
Utility companies could be made to guarantee their work for five years under new proposals being looked at by the Department for Transport.
Costain CEO Andrew Wyllie steps downSubscription
Andrew Wyllie is to step down as chief executive of Costain after 14 years at the helm.
Ferrovial slashes Amey value by 88%Subscription
Ferrovial has taken a €774m (£664m) writedown on its UK services arm Amey, slashing its value by 88 per cent.
Features and analysis
From high-profile accidents to ambitious plans for diverless cars, smart motorways are a major talking point in the highways sector. James Wilmore finds their roll-out in the UK is far from clear-cut
With £25bn in Highways England’s Roads Investment Strategy 2 pot, the UK is on the brink of making its biggest investment in the strategic highways network for decades.
For centuries, good roads have influenced the way we live, work and trade.
The Lincoln Eastern Bypass has required a staggering £10m of archaeological works as well as overcome the liquidation of its main contractor.
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.
Highways England announces £340m frameworkSubscription
Tarmac subsidiary wins £110m London roads dealSubscription
Third River Crossing contractor revealedSubscription
VolkerHighways wins £49m council contractSubscription
Amey 'lined up' for private equity takeoverSubscription
Amey refuses to pay disputed £60m roads billSubscription
Kier sells Australian business to reduce debtSubscription
Costain finishes 2018 with £4bn order bookSubscription