Latest Roads News and contracts
Balfour Far East JV wins £223m road wideningSubscription
Balfour Beatty’s Far East joint venture Gammon Construction has landed a HK$2.3bn (£223m) deal to widen a highway in Hong Kong.
Highways England and Transport for the North (TfN) have appointed WSP to undertake a technical study to strengthen the economic case for a new TransPennine route.
The cost of a Derby road improvement scheme being delivered by Galliford Try has more than doubled since work started 10 months ago.
Balfour Beatty picked for £96m Scottish roadSubscription
Balfour Beatty has been chosen for the latest section of a £3bn dualling programme linking central and north-eastern Scotland.
Transport Scotland launches £930m roads dealsSubscription
Transport Scotland has opened the bidding for two roads maintenance contracts worth a combined £930m.
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.
Our 10 finalists have all demonstrated the value in delivering strong learning and development programmes – both for individual employees and the wider business.
These six finalists all stood out for their exceptional commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for all of their employees.
Projects are the lifeblood of the construction industry and this shortlist highlights five of the best for those who delivered them.
With a skills crisis looming, successful outreach initiatives are more important than ever to attract new talent – as our seven finalists have demonstrated.
Balfour JV wins £249m Hong Kong jobSubscription
FM Conway wins £130m Croydon roads dealSubscription
Worker dies on Buckingham Group road schemeSubscription
Graham bags £90m Cheshire link road contractSubscription
Mayor demands Crossrail 2 and Bakerloo investment Subscription
Colas appoints new chief executiveSubscription
Amey ordered to pay £54m to Birmingham CouncilSubscription
Costain wins £150m M6 smart motorway contractSubscription
Galliford Try wins £67m smart motorways dealSubscription