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Queen's Speech looks to future of UK infrastructure
June 21, 2017



50,000 to walk Queensferry crossing after August opening

The new Queensferry Crossing across the Forth will finally open at the end of August, the Scottish Government has announced. Read more

Khan considers per-mile road charging scheme for London

London mayor Sadiq Khan is considering introducing a single per mile charging system for all London’s drivers as part of plans for the future of transport in the capital. Read more

TfN’s connectivity corridors to transform North’s economy

Transport for the North (TfN) has set out how it will develop both a major road network for the region and an integrated rail plan that includes Northern Powerhouse Rail. Read more

Highways England awards £290m asset delivery contract

Highways England has revealed the companies that have won a place on a South West contract framework worth up to £290m, the last of three asset delivery contracts to be awarded in the region. Read more

Key Northern Powerhouse figures quit

The Northern Powerhouse project has taken a double blow with the resignation of the minister in charge of the scheme and the chief executive of Transport for the North. Read more

West Midlands mayor joins calls for diesel scrappage scheme

In honour of national clean air day the mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority has called on the Government to introduce a diesel scrappage scheme in the region.  Read more

Congestion forecasts mean ‘pollution will get worse’

Fresh analysis of transport data suggests that rising levels of congestion could see average speeds fall from 17mph to 12mph by 2030, resulting in turn in a steep rise in toxic emissions. Read more

Birmingham and Amey work on new app to avoid red lights

An app that helps drivers avoid red lights is being developed in Birmingham after the scheme secured funding from the Government innovation agency InnovateUK. Read more

Thames Water puts £258m resurfacing works out to tender

Thames Water has tendered for three road surface reinstatement contracts that could be worth a total of £258m over eight years. Read more

‘Deeply troubling’ rise in Scottish road deaths

Almost 200 people died on Scotland’s road last year after the number of fatalities rose by 14% on 2015 figures. Read more

£125m bypass raises active travel controversy

Cycling and walking charities claim the Welsh Government could fall foul of its own active travel legislation as a public inquiry gets under way into a £125m bypass. Read more

Essex trials smart streetlights with ‘almost limitless’ potential

Essex County Council has launched a trial of ‘smart’ streetlights, with the potential to monitor pollution, create Wi-Fi hotspots and even guide driverless vehicles. Read more

Election fallout: Will road schemes be hit?

The General Election has resulted in a hung parliament, which could affect the prospects of any controversial road schemes. Read more

Colas snaps up ‘complementary’ Allied Infrastructure

Colas has acquired Allied Infrastructure with the aim of extending the range of products and service solutions it provides. Read more







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