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18 bidders win £434M of Highways England work

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Highways England has awarded a new-style framework totalling £434M to 18 companies for work across Cumbria and North Lancashire, and the North East of England.

The framework, which will run for four years, covers ten different specialisms and has been split into 15 lots. It will start on April 1. These…

Bids for £50M Scottish road deal invited


A multi-million pound contract to design part of the A96 dualling work in Scotland gone out to tender the latest in a series of key road improvements in the region. Deadline for bids is early March.

The contract – which will be awarded later in the year – will be worth…

Elon Musk reveals LA traffic tunnel bid

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Entrepreneur Elon Musk has reiterated plans to build a tunnel in Los Angeles, California to tackle traffic congestion, despite reports that he does not have planning permission.

Tesla chief executive Musk first announced his plans on Twitter in December. Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring…

VolkerHighways wins £200M Luton contract

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VolkerHighways has won a £200M highways maintenance, major projects and professional services contract for Luton Borough Council.

Based on the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) contract model, the contract builds on a previous working relationship between the two on projects on projects like surfacing works for the…

Stonehenge tunnel technical details revealed

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Initial technical details for the proposed new 2.9km long tunnel which will take traffic away from the A303 close the Stonehenge World Heritage Site (WHS) have been released.

The details were published in the A303 Stonehenge Amesbury to Berwick Down technical appraisal report from Highways England as part of the documentation made…

Critical M48 Severn Bridge cable works underway

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Highways England is in the final weeks of a major operation to tackle the threat of corrosion on the M48 Severn Bridge’s critical cables. 

The public body and its team are carrying out work on several sections of the two main suspension cables as part of an ongoing investigation after problems…