Latest Roads News and contracts
Highways England was given no warning before chancellor Philip Hammond scrapped PFI and PF2 in the Budget, Construction News can reveal.
Amey has landed a £49.7m design services contract for motorways and major roads in Manchester, Cheshire and south Lancashire.
Galliford Try Highways has appointed Nick Culshaw as its new operations director.
The Scottish transport secretary has held “positive” talks with Balfour Beatty and Galliford Try to resolve contract issues over the delayed Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR), including the release of further payment.
Representatives from the joint venture behind the troubled Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route are to be called to give evidence to the Scottish Parliament, CN understands.
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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