Open Roads Faster!

A minister has asked Highways England to improve the speed at which it re-opens sections of the strategic road network after incidents as new data suggests traffic jams on motorways and A roads costs the economy £9bn a year. A Department for Transport spokesman confirmed that Jesse Norman has written to the Government-owned company to suggest ways to re-open roads […]

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Kier Costing Allegations

On  26/07/2017, Highways England were asked using the Freedom of Information Act: Q: is the contractor to who you have given Areas 6 and 8 involved in your investigation about corruption raised in Parliament? They answered: A: We are currently looking into allegations in relation to the costing of Kier’s claims in Area 9 Area 9 is managed by Kier Highways […]

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Road Deaths; Careless Human Behaviour?

5-year road-fatality high. Government figures show that the number of people killed on British roads rose to 1792 in 2016, the highest figure since 2011. Neil Greig, IAM RoadSmart’s director of policy and research, says: “Although cars are getting safer and there has been a step change in new road investment, careless human behaviour and increasing traffic levels are cancelling […]

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