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January 23, 2018



Drivers still unconvinced by ‘dangerous’ all lane running

More than a fifth of drivers say all lane running - removing the hard shoulder from Smart Motorways - is dangerous, ranking them as more dangerous than rural B roads, a new survey has found. Read more

Firms take on Carillion workers to complete projects

Three companies that were involved in joint ventures with failed infrastructure giant Carillion have offered jobs to the firm’s former employees. Related Posts Balfour Beatty completes ... Read more

Balfour Beatty win big in £124m Wokingham deal

Balfour Beatty has bounced back after taking a hit from Carillion last week to announce it has been selected by Wokingham Borough Council to deliver its £124m Major Highways Programme. Read more

2018 is the ‘Year of Engineering’

The Government has launched its 2018 Year of Engineering programme, with a wonderful response coming from across the sector.

Backlog on substandard road bridges jumps by £1bn in a year

There are now nearly 3,500 substandard council-maintained road bridges in Great Britain, with only one in 10 likely to be repaired in the next five years. Read more

Skanska confirms 3,000 staff face axe worldwide

Skanska has confirmed plans to lay off up to 3,000 staff worldwide, as part of a restructuring process. Read more

Banks offer extra support as work stops on Carillion sites

Work has been 'paused' on construction sites across the country in the wake of Carillion's collapse, pending decisions as to how and if the contracts will be restarted. Read more

TfN’s £70bn strategy scales back Trans-Pennine Tunnel

Transport for the North (TfN) has launched its 30-year £70bn vision for the region, outlining its Major Road Network proposals while also admitting the Trans-Pennine ... Read more

New Highways England contract model to carry over £9bn of work

Highways England has launched a new contract model for the strategic road network that is expected to carry more than £9bn of work. Read more

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund offers funding for fresh ideas

Fresh from its success developing the Major Road Network concept, the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund (RJRF) has called for abstracts that develop strategic thinking about the English road network in two key areas - User Experience and Governance. Read more

Construction groups propose post-Carillion action plan

Key groups representing the UK’s construction industry have called for a combined response from the sector and Government to protect Carillion’s staff and suppliers. Read more

Heathrow plans to tunnel M25

Heathrow Airport has launched a public consultation on its expansion plans, revealing that it hopes to realign the M25 and run it into a 7 metre deep tunnel under the third runway. Read more

Deadline day on Carillion private sector jobs

Thousands of workers face losing their jobs today in the wake of the collapse of Carillion. Read more

Government defends Carillion monitoring strategy

Cabinet minister David Lidington has defended the Government's decision to award contracts worth more than £2bn to Carillion after the crisis-hit construction firm had issued a series of profit warnings last year. Read more











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