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Local Transport Today
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“David Cameron will today embrace what Margaret Thatcher called ‘the great car economy’ as he unveils plans for the biggest road... continue
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Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has called for road improvements on the A628/A616 corridor across the Peak District between Manchester and... continue
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In brief
The Highways Agency has appointed consultant Arup to prepare design guidance for the Government’s new type of road dubbed... continue
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A new study into the future of England’s major roads is being commissioned by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund. The two-year ‘Major roads of... continue
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Hampshire County Council has highlighted the challenges of delivering the big programme of transport improvements planned for the area. “There... continue
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Andrew Forster
Bath and North East Somerset Council (BANES) may revive a controversial road proposal to remove through traffic from Bath city centre. Traffic on the... continue
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One of Birmingham’s biggest pieces of 1960s road infrastructure could be demolished under plans unveiled by the city council this... continue
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Derby City Council has awarded Balfour Beatty a £9.5m contract to build the T12 Derby Link Road, a 1.5-mile single carriageway road to serve... continue
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The Highways Agency has announced the firms who have secured places on its collaborative delivery frameworks to improve  the strategic road... continue
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Lee Baker
The Prime Minister has signalled that the autumn statement will include road upgrades from the south west to the north east of England. David... continue
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Lee Baker
A meeting of London's leaders today explores the case for granting more power to London, as a think-tank highlights how the capital's dependence upon... continue
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The Northern Ireland Executive has appointed a consortium of BAM and McCann to deliver the A26 dualling project, a five-mile scheme between... continue
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The Highways Agency’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement project is  expected to cost £1.345bn (outturn) to deliver.  Cost... continue
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The new Government company that will manage England’s strategic road network could be fined for poor performance.  Ministers are to table... continue
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Funds earmarked for a road improvement in east London could be switched to deliver a rail project in the same area, according to the London Borough... continue
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The National Trust has backed the possibility of a 2.9km tunnel being built to remove traffic from the vicinity of the Stonehenge World Heritage... continue
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Andrew Forster
Not so very long ago the idea of a big road investment programme in England seemed rather fanciful. Protests against many of the schemes proposed in... continue
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The DfT has developed plans to turn the Highways Agency into a Government-owned company so that the regulator can carry out enforcement activity if... continue
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Lee Baker
Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh has refused to back proposed road improvements such as dualling the A1 north of Newcastle, highlighting that... continue
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In brief
Orkney Islands Council is to study the construction of fixed links – such as bridges, tunnels, or causeways – between some of its smaller... continue
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