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Costain wins £110m ECI contract

Costain has been awarded an £110 million Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract by Lancashire County Council for the Preston Western Distributor and associated link roads.

Final phase of £120m smart motorway goes live

The final phase of a new £120 million smart motorway has gone live on the M1 near Wakefield.    

£40m contract to convert Kent’s street lights to LEDs awarded

Infrastructure firm Bouygues Energies & Services has been awarded a £40 million contract to convert Kent’s 118,000 street lights to LEDs.


Skanska joins £250m West Sussex highways framework
February 4, 2016



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Ambitious transport strategy for Lancashire is launched

A new transport strategy published by the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) outlines how major investments in rail and road initiatives could create 15,000 new jobs ... Read more


Mayor calls for further improvements to London’s roads

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has called for new measures – including the introduction of two new east-west cross-city tunnels – to secure the ... Read more


Kier and Surrey CC plan careers college to train highways workforce

Kier and Surrey County Council are set to launch a ‘construction academy’ that will see them train their own highways workforce.

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Balfour wins £245m Warwickshire highways contract

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a seven-year, £245 million highways maintenance contract for three local authorities – Coventry City Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and ... Read more


RSMA hits out over plans to remove road markings

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) has hit back over claims that removing markings from busy roads has the effect of slowing motorists down.


Lighthouse Club aiming to raise £1.5m through National Lighthouse Day

Construction industry charity the Lighthouse Club is challenging the industry to raise £1.5 million through a National Lighthouse Day.


East Riding’s roads get £16.7m funding boost

The Department for Transport (DfT) is providing an extra £16.7 million to support a five-year programme of road improvements in East Riding.


ICE call for road user charging in London

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) wants road user charging to be considered as a way of funding infrastructure improvements in London.  


Motorists avoiding UK’s motorways

One in five drivers (eight million) rarely venture on to the motorway while 380,000 say they never do, research carried out by the RAC has ... Read more

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Tarmac launches recruitment campaign

Tarmac is encouraging more people to consider a career in construction through the launch of a new recruitment campaign.