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Ministers have narrowed down the choice of locations for a new Lower Thames road crossing to two locations.  The DfT had been expected to... continue
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The DfT is to lengthen the A1 Lobley Hill to Dunston improvement scheme in the North East, which was announced in the autumn statement last year. The... continue
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The DfT has confirmed the construction of a new junction on the M55 near Bartle, Preston, that will relieve pressure on the M55 junction 1 at... continue
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Oxfordshire County Council has secured £5m of DfT grant towards an £11m scheme to improve access to the Harwell Enterprise Zone. The... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
The Government has accepted the Airports Commission’s recommendation for a major programme of work on improving rail and road links to... continue
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Cheshire East Council is to launch a public consultation in January on plans for a Congleton Link Road around the west of the town, connecting the... continue
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The Highways Agency is seeking bidders for an Early Contractor Involvement contract to improve one mile of the A63 in Hull. The A63 Castle Street... continue
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The Court of Appeal has removed the final legal barrier to Lancashire County Council’s proposed Heysham M6 Link Road by refusing permission for... continue
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Public authorities have marked the end of the calendar year with their characteristic blizzard of desk-clearing policy announcements that will take... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
The phrase ‘exit strategy’ has been heard much in political discussion in recent years, mainly given a boost by the military consequences... continue
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Lee Baker
The transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced confirmation of £111m for the M6-Heysham link road and £49m for 25... continue
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Lee Baker
The chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander today announces that a plan to toll a section of the £1.5bn A14 improvement will be ditched... continue
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The DfT has appointed market research consultants TNS Omnibus and BDRC Continental to gauge attitudes towards road investment amongst the public and... continue
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The DfT has given final approval to a £28.2m package of a new road and bus infrastructure between Sheffield and Rotherham. The project dubbed... continue
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Northern Ireland’s transport minister Danny Kennedy has authorised a £65m dualing of four-and-a-half miles of the A26 between Glarryford... continue
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The Highways Agency has pledged closer working relationships with local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships to  help deliver economic... continue
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The Highways Agency could be stripped of some of its development control functions under the DfT’s plans to convert the Agency into a... continue
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The Highways Agency’s programme of route-based strategies will help identify the parts of the strategic road network that can accommodate more... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Keeping the traffic flowing on England’s motorways and trunk roads – the strategic road network (SRN) – is the primary way in which... continue
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Viewpoint
Alex Pratt, Bucks Thames Valley LEP
The story of economic growth over the last century has been underpinned by access to plentiful supplies of energy, a propensity to exploit new... continue
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