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M3 J2-4a Public Information Exhibition - presentation

M3 J2-4a Public Information Exhibition - presentation

Type: Publication

Overnight closures on A1 at Black Cat Road users are advised of overnight carriageway closures on the A1 at Black Cat roundabout as work on the scheme to reduce congestion continues.

Date: 14 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East

Smoother journeys for A66 road users Drivers are to benefit from safer, smoother journeys along the A66 through Cumbria thanks to more than £900,000 worth of Highways Agency resurfacing works.

Date: 14 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Overnight closures on the M6 in Staffordshire As part of the ongoing smart motorway upgrade near Birmingham, which will result in reduced congestion and more reliable journey times for road users, drivers are being advised that there will be overnight closures and some slip road closures on the M6 between junctions 10a and 13.

Date: 13 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

New pictures show improved Dartford Crossing New pictures showing how the Dartford Crossing will look after the introduction of Dart Charge have been released today by the Highways Agency.

Date: 13 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

M3 Junction 6 Black Dam Junction Improvement Frequently Asked Questions

M3 Junction 6 Black Dam Junction Improvement Frequently Asked Questions

Type: Publication

Heysham Link scheme reaches M6 junction improvements stage Drivers using the M6 through north Lancashire are being advised that Lancashire County Council's £124 million Heysham Link project has reached a new phase which may impact on motorway users.

Date: 13 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

A14 major resurfacing work A £3 million project to resurface sections of the A14 in Cambridgeshire will start before the end of the month, the Highways Agency announced today.

Date: 13 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East

Overnight closures of the M1 at junction 19 in Leicestershire A number of overnight closures will be taking place on the M1 near Junction 19 from this Sunday as part of the Highways Agency’s ongoing improvement schemes in the area.

Date: 13 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East Midlands

Overnight closures of A500 at Stoke-on-Trent for resurfacing The Highways Agency will carry out overnight resurfacing on the A500 at Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent from Friday 17 October.

Date: 13 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Footpath resurfacing work alongside the A5 at Dordon, Staffordshire Daytime resurfacing work is to be carried out on the footpath alongside the A5 between Dordon Roundabout at the M40 junction 10 near Tamworth, Staffordshire, from Monday 20 October.

Date: 13 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Improvement work starts at M3 junction 6 Black Dam pinch point near Basingstoke Work starts on Monday 13 October on the initial phase of improvements on the M3 Black Dam roundabout near Basingstoke.

Date: 10 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Overnight resurfacing on A49 between Ashford Bowdler and Woofferton, Shropshire Overnight resurfacing work is to be carried out on the A49 between Ashford Bowdler and Woofferton from Monday (13 October).

Date: 10 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Major improvements on M3 – public invited to find out more Drivers, local business owners and residents are being invited to find out more about a multi-million pound project to improve journeys on the M3.

Date: 10 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Road maintenance works on A38 Glynn Valley Overnight road maintenance work, including resurfacing and drainage improvements, will take place on the A38 at Glynn Valley between the nights of Monday 20 and Friday 24 October and on the following week between the nights of Monday 27 and Friday 31 October.

Date: 10 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South West

A3 Hindhead tunnel maintenance in Surrey Work to maintain and improve the power supply to the Hindhead tunnel on the A3 between Surrey and Hampshire starts this weekend.

Date: 10 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Views sought on A19 Testos junction improvement scheme

Local residents, businesses and road users are encouraged to join in with a seven week consultation into the £62 million A19 Testos junction improvement scheme. The consultation begins on Monday 13 October, continues until Friday 28 November and includes two events at the Quality Inn, Boldon: Friday 7 November (12 noon to 8pm) Saturday 8 November…

Date: 9 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

Overnight traffic signals on A458 in Shropshire Temporary traffic signals will be in place while improvement work is carried out on the footpath near Wattlesborough on the A458 in Shropshire.

Date: 9 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

M53 and M56 Stoak Interchange repairs to begin Regular weekend road works to deliver routine repairs and safer and smoother journeys for motorway users in Cheshire and Merseyside will start this month.

Date: 8 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Safer journeys from A590 overnight repairs A £150,000 Highways Agency overnight resurfacing project along the westbound carriageway of the A590 around Lindale Hill in Cumbria will start next week.

Date: 8 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Road works congestion eased in new phase of Denton Island improvements Drivers using the M60 and M67 and local roads in Tameside will find congestion associated with the £5.3 million Denton Island Interchange roundabout improvement easing this week.

Date: 8 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Road improvement work along A64 at Malton Work to improve the A64 between Claxton and Musley Bank near Malton will begin next week, providing a safer road for drivers in North Yorkshire.

Date: 8 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

Improved A23 opens to traffic Long awaited improvements on the A23 in Sussex became a reality today (Tuesday 7 October), when a newly created third lane on the completed Handcross and Warninglid project officially opened to traffic.

Date: 7 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

M1 junction 36 to 38 resurfacing Work to resurface sections of the M1 between junction 36 and 38 will begin next week, providing a safer and smoother road surface for drivers in South Yorkshire.

Date: 7 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

Weekend local road closures as part of advance work on A5-M1 Link Dunstable Northern Bypass in Bedfordshire Road users are advised that there will be weekend closures on local roads this month and next, as advance work progresses on the A5-M1 Link Dunstable Northern Bypass improvement scheme in Bedfordshire.

Date: 7 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East

Overnight carriageway closures for M6 bridge repairs Drivers using the M6 through Cheshire are being advised to expect further overnight carriageway closures until the middle of the month as work continues to repair a motorway bridge.

Date: 7 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Penrith’s A66 dual carriageway to be resurfaced A project to resurface a half-a-mile stretch of the A66 dual carriageway around Penrith is due to begin on Friday 10 October.

Date: 6 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

£2.9 million A585 junction improvement to boost safety and tackle congestion A £2.9 million Highways Agency project to boost safety and reduce congestion around key junctions along the A585 south of Fleetwood in Lancashire is underway.

Date: 6 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Work to start on £2.7 million A38 Manadon junction improvements

Work to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety at the A38 Manadon junction in Plymouth will begin on 6 October. The scheme, part of the Government’s national Pinch Point Programme to invest in the country’s road infrastructure, will involve the extension of existing sliproads onto the A38 and is due to be completed in March…

Date: 3 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South West

New lane to cut congestion on A38 near Exeter

Work on a £9.3 million scheme to provide an extra lane to ease congestion at one of Devon’s busiest junctions will start in October. The work, at Splatford, near Exeter, is part of the Government’s Pinch Point Programme and will extend the existing two lanes of the A380 to the junction with the A38 and…

Date: 3 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South West

Work begins on A303 Ilchester Interchange Overbridge Work to replace bridge joints and re-waterproof the deck of the Interchange Overbridge on the A303 at Ilchester will be completed a week ahead of schedule.

Date: 2 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South West

A1 closures in Elkesley as improvement scheme forges ahead A number of overnight closures will be in place from next Monday 6 October on the A1 in Elkesley as part of a scheme to improve the junctions at Jockey Lane and Elkesley village.

Date: 2 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East Midlands

Overnight closures on the A14 Junction 7 to 9 at Kettering, Northamptonshire Two weeks of overnight closures will take place on the A14 between junctions 7 and 9 at Kettering from Monday 6 October as part of the Highways Agency’s ongoing widening work.

Date: 2 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East Midlands

Improved A23 to open next week Long awaited improvements on the A23 in Sussex will become reality next week, when a newly created third lane on the completed Handcross and Warninglid project opens to traffic.

Date: 2 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

£10 million improvements for M4 in Berkshire A package of road improvements to the M4 in Berkshire with a value of around £10 million is underway.

Date: 2 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Overnight closures for M62 junction 30 to 32 technology upgrade Overnight closures will begin next week on the M62 between junction 30 and 32 to install new technology, helping to reduce congestion along this section of the motorway.

Date: 1 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

M180 carriageway reconstruction work resumes Work to carry out major carriageway reconstruction of the M180 between junctions 1 and 4 will begin again next week.

Date: 1 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

A64 weekend closure for resurfacing work Work to improve the A64 between Rillington Fields and Rillington, providing a safer and smoother road surface for drivers, will start next week.

Date: 1 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

‘Don’t become a statistic’ – tyre safety advice for drivers More than 11,000 tyre-related incidents took place on England’s motorways and major roads last winter, statistics released today reveal.

Date: 1 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: National

Overnight closures on A34 near Oxford due to essential maintenance work Sections of the A34 near Oxford will be closed for four nights next week, as work is carried out to improve road user safety.

Date: 1 October 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Bridge work starts on M50 between junction 1 and 2, Gloucestershire Improvement work is to be carried out on the bridge which carries the M50 over the A438 Ledbury Road, between junctions 1 and 2 near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire.

Date: 30 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

New westbound slip road - A45/A46 Tollbar End scheme near Coventry - Three overnight closures starting Friday 3 October The major scheme to improve journeys around the A45/A46 Tollbar End roundabout, A45 Stonebridge Highway and Stivichall Junction, is soon to open a new westbound slip road.

Date: 30 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East Midlands

A66 to get revamp near Workington

A scheme to resurface and repair a two-and-half mile stretch of the A66 near Workington is due to begin on Saturday 4 October. The Highways Agency project to provide smoother journeys and improve safety will be carried out overnight to minimise the impact on traffic. The road will be closed from 8pm to 6am for…

Date: 29 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Smoother journeys for A63 drivers

Work will begin next week to improve the road surface along the A63 from Brighton Street to Mytongate Gyratory and on the slip roads at Mount Pleasant Interchange. Resurfacing and road marking work will take place on the eastbound and westbound carriageways between Brighton Street and Mytongate from 29 September to 14 October, and on…

Date: 26 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

Further carriageway closures around M6 junction 32 as pictures show 'Pinch Point' project taking shape

Drivers using the M6 and M55 around Preston in Lancashire are being advised that overnight carriageway closures will be taking place this weekend and into next week as part of the £7m pinch point widening improvements. The Highways Agency is widening the northbound carriageway of the M6 ahead of and through junction 32 at Broughton…

Date: 26 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Resurfacing work on A66 between Preston Farm and Elton

The A66 Westbound between will be closed with a contraflow in operation between Boathouse Lane and the Longnewton junction overbridge for essential carriageway resurfacing starting 29 September and continuing for around 4 weeks. Diversions will be clearly signposted and are as follows. Traffic from A66 Longnewton junction north will be diverted south on Mill Lane to…

Date: 26 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

A20 resurfacing in Dover finishes ahead of schedule

A four week scheme to resurface sections of the A20 between the Eastern Docks and Western Heights roundabouts finished a week early. The work was due to be completed on Saturday 27 September; however the last shift was completed on Sunday 21 September. Highways Agency Asset Manager Kevin Bown said: "The resurfacing was completed in just three…

Date: 26 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Overnight closures for A160 resurfacing and gully work

Work to improve the road surface and drainage along the A160 in South Killingholme, North Lincolnshire will begin next week. The Highways Agency will be carrying out resurfacing work between Eastfield and Habrough, and will undertake gully repairs between Brockesby and Ulceby. Work will take place from 29 September until 8 October, overnight between 8pm and…

Date: 26 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

Drivers advised of A1 overnight weekend closures for motorway upgrade work, North Yorkshire The A1 in North Yorkshire will be closed overnight on 27 September in both directions as part of major work to upgrade part of the A1 to a three-lane motorway.

Date: 25 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

Highways Agency response to Public Accounts Committee report: Maintenance of strategic infrastructure

The Highways Agency's response to Public Accounts Committee report: Maintenance of strategic infrastructure

Date: 25 September 2014

Type: Statement

M5 northbound near Gloucester closed overnight for bridgeworks

Road users are advised that the M5 between junctions 11a and 12 will require closures this weekend as part of essential maintenance at Gloucester Painswick bridge. The M5 northbound will be closed between 10pm on Saturday, 27 September and 6am on Sunday, 28 September. From 10pm on Sunday, September 28 the northbound carriageway will be…

Date: 25 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South West

Essential maintenance work planned for M48 Severn Bridge The M48 Severn Crossing will be closed this weekend to allow essential resurfacing work to take place.

Date: 25 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South West

Foundation repairs for A590 at Lindal, Cumbria Work to repair the foundations of the carriageway along a section of the A590 at Lindal in Furness in Cumbria will get underway next month.

Date: 24 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Overnight closures of A46 Festival Island slip road, Coventry

The northbound exit slip road at the A46 Festival Island in Coventry will be closed overnight for resurfacing from Friday 26 September. The work, which is due to last five nights, also includes replacing traffic detector loops, road markings and studs. The closures take place from 9.30pm to 6am each night, when traffic will be diverted…

Date: 23 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Work to start on A38 Dobwalls safety scheme Work on the safety scheme for the A38 Dobwalls Bypass will start this week (week commencing 22 September).

Date: 23 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South West

Safer, smoother journeys for A595 users around Whitehaven in Cumbria

The Highways Agency is spending more than £429,000 this month to provide drivers and other road users with smoother and safer journeys along the A595 near Whitehaven in Cumbria. The resurfacing project is being delivered along two sections of the route – around Egremont and at Bigrigg – in work which started on Tuesday16 September…

Date: 19 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Introducing Dart Charge from late November New payment arrangements will come into effect at the Dartford Crossing during late November, the Highways Agency announced today. Registration for pre-pay accounts will open well in advance of these changes.

Date: 19 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

A5 Dodwells roundabout in Leicestershire set for improvement A Highways Agency scheme aimed at improving safety and easing congestion at the A5 Dodwells roundabout in Leicestershire will get underway next month.

Date: 19 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East Midlands

A45/A46 Tollbar End scheme near Coventry - Two overnight carriageway closures on the A45 Stonebridge Highway As part of the Highways Agency’s £106 million investment to improve the A45/A46 Tollbar End roundabout, A45 Stonebridge Highway and Stivichall Junction, two overnight carriageway closures are required in the coming week.

Date: 18 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East Midlands

Slip road closures for bridge repairs on M54 near Telford Work to repair the damaged edge of a motorway bridge will be carried out at junction 4 of the M54 near Telford, Shropshire from Monday 13 October.

Date: 17 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

£4.9 million scheme to resurface and waterproof Huntworth viaduct on M5 Road users will benefit from a resurfaced viaduct, with upgraded waterproofing, at Huntworth on the M5 between junctions 23 and 24.

Date: 17 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South West

Reminder: Part of M1 junction 24 closed this weekend for bridge work

The Highways Agency is reminding road users – particularly those with flights to catch at East Midlands Airport - that part of the M1 at junction 24 in Leicestershire will be closed this weekend. Advance notice is also given that the A50 eastbound will be closed overnight between the Warren Farm roundabout at junction 24A…

Date: 17 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Overnight full closures at M1 Junction 19 as Catthorpe improvements continue Both carriageways of the M1 at junction 19 are set to be closed tonight and tomorrow (16 and 17 September) as the Highways Agency continues work to improve the Catthorpe junction in Leicestershire.

Date: 16 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East Midlands

Overnight closures on A11 dualling scheme As work to improve the A11 Fiveways to Thetford continues, road users are advised there will be road closures on the A11 next week.

Date: 16 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East

New southbound slip road - A45/A46 Tollbar End scheme near Coventry The major scheme to improve journeys around the A45/A46 Tollbar End roundabout, A45 Stonebridge Highway and Stivichall Junction, is to take another leap forward this weekend.

Date: 16 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East Midlands

Public exhibition for M3 junction 6 Black Dam pinch point improvement Drivers, business owners and local residents are invited to find out more about improvements being made to improve the Black Dam roundabout, part of junction 6 of the M3 near Basingstoke in Hampshire.

Date: 15 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Embankment works to start on M4 near Swindon

The work will involve the westbound carriageway from Mill Lane to Junction 16, a length of around three miles. In advance of the embankment work, it will be necessary to repair the road surfacing which will take place on 19 September. The road will be reduced to a single lane but the works have been planned…

Date: 15 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South West

Road worker dangers highlighted in Cumbria Workers on Cumbria’s road network are urging motorists to think about their safety and stick to the speed limit when they drive through roadworks.

Date: 12 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Road worker dangers highlighted in Greater Manchester

People working on Greater Manchester’s smart motorway scheme are urging motorists to think about their safety and stick to the speed limit when they drive along the M60 and M62. The dangers facing road workers are being highlighted as part of a national initiative aimed at reducing the number of workers who are killed or seriously…

Date: 12 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

A66 upgrades between Appleby and Keswick Three schemes to upgrade sections of the A66 between Appleby-in-Westmorland and Keswick are due to begin on Monday 15 September.

Date: 12 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

A628 Flouch Roundabout to Gun Inn resurfacing Improvement work is due to begin on the A628 Woodhead Pass next week. The work includes resurfacing the carriageway and renewing road markings and road studs.

Date: 12 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

Overnight closure on A453 as traffic switches to another new section of road

The A453 will be closed tonight (Friday 12 September) to enable contractors to switch traffic on to another new section of carriageway. This will likely affect passengers heading for East Midlands Airport, and they should plan their journeys in advance. The road will be closed in both directions between M1 junction 24 and the Parkway…

Date: 12 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East Midlands

Transforming the M1 in Yorkshire and the East Midlands - find out more Road users, hauliers and members of the public are being urged to find out more about work to transform the M1 in Yorkshire and the East Midlands.

Date: 12 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

Drivers urged to slow down through A14 Junction 7 to 9 improvement scheme at Kettering, Northamptonshire

The Highways Agency and Northamptonshire Police are urging motorists to slow down as they drive through the A14 junction 7 to 9 improvement scheme at Kettering.  The call comes after Police figures revealed that since January when average speed cameras were installed to enforce the temporary 40mph restriction, some 10,497 drivers have been issued with…

Date: 12 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East Midlands

Overnight closures for resurfacing work A1 North Brunton The northbound North Brunton exit slip road from A1 near Western Bypass and the North Brunton roundabout will be closed overnight for essential resurfacing works from 19 September.

Date: 12 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

£317million programme brings roads boost across England

A widespread congestion-busting road improvement programme worth hundreds of millions of pounds has now tackled 39 bottlenecks – with more than another 80 to be completed in the next seven months.  The £317million “pinch point” programme will cut congestion, increase safety and improve journey times - and help support the creation of  300,000 new jobs…

Date: 12 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: National

Travel advice as bridge maintenance starts on M23 near Gatwick The Highways Agency is advising drivers planning to use the M23 in West Sussex to allow extra time as a £2 million scheme to maintain a bridge starts next week.

Date: 12 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Highways Agency advises drivers to plan their journey for the Duxford Air Show The Highways Agency is reminding road users to allow extra journey time during The Duxford Air Show this weekend.

Date: 12 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East

Overnight closures as M25 smart motorway upgrade continues

A section of the M25 will be closed for two nights next week, as work is carried out on overhead gantries as part of a project to upgrade the M25 to a smart motorway. The clockwise M25 between junction 25 (near Waltham Cross) and junction 27 (where the road meets the M11) will be closed…

Date: 10 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Public exhibitions for A2 weekend closures near Canterbury

Drivers, business owners and local residents are invited to find out more about a project to resurface sections of the A2 near Canterbury, Kent. Sections along a 6 mile section of the A2 between Brenley Corner (where the road meets the M2) and Wincheap (for the A28) will be rebuilt, which will involve nine weekend…

Date: 10 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Highways Agency and National Express announce closer operational working The Highways Agency and coach operator, National Express, have reached a landmark agreement to work together to improve the customer experience for everybody who uses England’s motorways and A roads.

Date: 9 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: National

New date for A1(M) improvements at Sawtry Road improvement work on a three mile section of the southbound A1(M) in Cambridgeshire between Peterborough and Huntingdon will now start this Thursday (11 September), the Highways Agency confirmed today.

Date: 9 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East

Improvement work at A43/A5 roundabout in Towcester

A Highways Agency scheme to increase capacity and improve safety at the A43/A5 Towcester roundabout will get underway next week. Work begins on Monday 15 September to widen the roundabout and its approaches and exit roads in order to help ease congestion and improve journey times. Additionally, traffic lights will be introduced to enhance safety and…

Date: 9 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East Midlands

Work begins to reopen damaged A180 bridge Work to repair and reopen a bridge over the A180 near Grimsby begins next weekend.

Date: 5 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

Cancellation of weekend closure on part of M1 junction 24, Leicestershire

The first of two weekend closures for bridge expansion and strengthening work at M1 junction 24 in Leicestershire will now not go ahead. Good progress has been made on the scheme on the south bridge of the junction to the extent that the closure planned for the weekend on Friday 12 to Monday 15 September is…

Date: 5 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East Midlands

Denton Island upgrade enters next stage A £5.3 million project to reduce congestion and improve safety at a busy motorway interchange in Tameside will begin the next stage of work on Tuesday 9 September.

Date: 5 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Improvement work on the A1(M) at Sawtry delayed Improvement work on A1(M) in Sawtry has been delayed as the correct materials are not available.

Date: 5 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East

Respect road workers: CCTV footage shows reckless driving at roadworks Shocking footage released today shows the risk faced by people working to improve or maintain England’s motorways and major A roads.

Date: 5 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: National

Autumn start for vital M25 junction 30/A13 improvements, Essex A scheme to unlock the multi-billion pound regeneration of the Lower Thames Valley is due to get off the ground this autumn.

Date: 4 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Weekend closures for resurfacing work A1 North Northumberland The A1 near Berwick in North Northumberland will be closed for six consecutive weekends between East Ord and Scremerston for essential carriageway resurfacing starting 12 September.

Date: 4 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

CLEAR benefits for emergency services The Highways Agency is re-opening lanes and carriageways more quickly following motorway incidents thanks to close collaboration with ambulance, fire and police crews.

Date: 2 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: National

Drivers advised of A1 overnight weekend closures for motorway upgrade work, North Yorkshire The A1 in North Yorkshire will be closed overnight on 13 and 20 September in both directions as part of major work to upgrade part of the A1 to a three-lane motorway.

Date: 2 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

Resurfacing work at A27 Cophall Farm roundabout Road users on the A27 near Polegate in East Sussex will benefit from a smoother carriageway as a result of resurfacing work at the Cophall Farm roundabout starting on Monday 8 September.

Date: 2 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Chance to see the fascinating hidden world that keeps a motorway running A behind the scenes documentary will give a window into the world of just what it takes to keep one of the country’s busiest motorways open, sometimes against all odds.

Date: 2 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: National

Smoother Journeys on A303 between Wincanton and Snag Farm Work is programmed to start on Wednesday September 10 to resurface an 7.5 mile section of the A303 near Wincanton, leading to smoother journeys for drivers.

Date: 2 September 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South West

Extensive maintenance work starting at Piffs Elm Bridge, M5 junction 10. The Highways Agency will be starting extensive maintenance work at Piffs Elm Bridge, which supports the A4019 over the M5 at junction 10 near Gloucester on Monday, September 15.

Date: 29 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South West

Road improvements start on the A1(M) at Sawtry Improvement work will start next Friday (5 September) over a three mile section of the southbound A1(M) in Cambridgeshire between Peterborough and Huntingdon.

Date: 29 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East

Highways Agency advises drivers to plan their journey for Burghley Horse Trials The Highways Agency is reminding road users to drive carefully during the Burghley Horse Trials.

Date: 29 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East

Overnight resurfacing work on M42 near Birmingham Airport The Highways Agency will carry out resurfacing work on a section of the M42 near Birmingham Airport, from Saturday 30 August for 15 nights.

Date: 28 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Work begins on A303 Ilchester Interchange Overbridge Work to replace bridge joints and re-waterproof the deck of the Interchange Overbridge on the A303 at Ilchester starts on Monday, 1 September.

Date: 28 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South West

Safer journeys from A590 overnight repairs Drivers using the A590 in Cumbria are advised a series of wear and tear projects providing safer journeys will start on Monday (1 September).

Date: 28 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Weekend local road closures as part of advance work on A5-M1 Link Dunstable Northern Bypass in Bedfordshire Road users are advised that there will be weekend closures on local roads this month and next, as advance work progresses on the A5-M1 Link Dunstable Northern Bypass improvement scheme in Bedfordshire.

Date: 28 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East

Scheme update: Night-time closures on the A14 Junction 7 to 9 at Kettering, Northamptonshire A series of overnight closures will now take place on the A14 between junctions 7 and 9 at Kettering from Monday 1 September as part of the Highways Agency’s ongoing widening work.

Date: 27 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East Midlands

Work to start on £5.3 million improvement to A483 and A55 junction

Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians are set to benefit from quicker and safer journeys as part of a major improvement of the A55 and A483 roundabout near Chester which starts next month. The £5.3 million project, part of the Government’s £317 million pinch point programme, is designed to support nearby Chester Business Park and help generate investment…

Date: 27 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Major motorway upgrade for M6 at Orrell A £1.7 million project to reduce congestion and improve safety at one of the busiest motorway junctions in the country is due to begin tomorrow night (Wednesday 27 August).

Date: 26 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Weekend overnight closures for Eastbound A66 at Brough

Drivers using the eastbound A66 through Cumbria are being advised that it will close overnight next weekend and a weekend next month for wear and tear repairs.  The Highways Agency is delivering a £122,000 project to replace road studs and refresh worn road markings between the Augill junction East of Brough and the boundary with…

Date: 22 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Forest works at Bassenthwaite Lake to close A66 lanes Drivers using the A66 past Cumbria’s Bassenthwaite Lake are being advised the westbound carriageway will be subject to a series of closures for up to three months for tree felling at adjacent Wythop Forest.

Date: 22 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Overnight closures and slip road closures for M6 Junction 10a to 13 Smart Motorway Scheme

As part of the ongoing smart motorway upgrade near Birmingham, which will result in reduced congestion and more reliable journey times for road users, drivers are being advised that there will be overnight closures and some slip road closures on the M6 between junctions 10a and 13. From Tuesday 26 August, and for the following 15…

Date: 22 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Maintenance to start on M25 junctions 30 to 31 West Thurrock in Essex An eleven day maintenance scheme on the M25 between junctions 30 and 31 in West Thurrock in Essex and on the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge will begin on Tuesday 26 August.

Date: 21 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Overnight carriageway closures on the A45 Stonebridge Highway near Coventry As part of the Highways Agency's £106m investment to improve the A45/A46 Tollbar End roundabout, A45 Stonebridge Highway and Stivichall Junction, four overnight carriageway closures are required next week.

Date: 21 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Travel advice for Westmorland Show-goers Drivers heading to Cumbria’s popular Westmorland Show south of Kendal next month are being urged to plan their journeys and heed official directions to the county show site at Crooklands near Milnthorpe.

Date: 21 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Central reservation work for M6 near Tebay

Drivers using the M6 around Tebay in Cumbria are being advised that work will be taking place next month to modify the central reservation to make future bridge repairs safer and easier. The £450,000 project is being delivered near Castle Howe bridge just north of junction 38 of the motorway and will take place between…

Date: 21 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

M48 Severn Crossing Closed for Half Marathon Road users are advised that the M48 Severn Crossing will be closed for two and a half hours on the morning of Sunday, 24 August to allow half marathon runners to cross the bridge.

Date: 21 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South West

Major resurfacing work planned for M62 and A63 Major resurfacing work will take place on the M62 and A63 in September providing a new road surface along large sections of the road between Goole and Hull.

Date: 21 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

Lane closure following M180 bridge strike Drivers are advised of a lane one closure on the westbound M180 between junction 4 and 3 following a significant bridge strike which caused the closure of the motorway on Tuesday afternoon (19 August).

Date: 21 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

Minister announces start of work for A1 Coal House to Metro Centre Improvement Scheme Roads Minister John Hayes has confirmed that the A1 Coal House to Metro Centre improvement scheme, which will reduce congestion on the A1 around Gateshead will officially start on 26 August 2014, after the Bank Holiday Monday.

Date: 21 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

Overnight closures for A5103 wear and tear repairs Drivers using the busy A5103 Princess Parkway and Princess Road in south Manchester are being advised that sections will be affected by overnight closures in September and November.

Date: 21 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Drainage repairs for M6 south of Lancaster Work to repair and improve drainage along a mile-long section of the M6 around Lancaster in Lancashire will start next month.

Date: 20 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Resurfacing and new road markings for M53 Ongoing work to tackle wear and tear along the M53 will be continuing into the autumn with a £450,000 Highways Agency project to resurface the carriageway and renew road markings along the motorway between junction 5 at Eastham and junction 8 at Ellesmere Port Docks.

Date: 20 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Smoother journeys for drivers on M58 around Switch Island Drivers using the M58 motorway around Switch Island in Merseyside are to get smoother journeys - thanks to a £132,000 Highways Agency project.

Date: 20 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Smoother journeys for M57 drivers Drivers using the M57 motorway around Kirkby in Merseyside are to benefit from smoother journeys.

Date: 20 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

A64 major resurfacing work Over the next two months the Highways Agency will be resurfacing sections of the A64 between Bramham and Malton. Work will be carried out in 5 phases and will improve 8.5 miles of this North Yorkshire road.

Date: 20 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

Overnight closures for resurfacing work A19 North Yorkshire The A19 in North Yorkshire will be closed southbound overnight between Osmotherley and South Kilvington for essential carriageway resurfacing between 31 August and 5 September.

Date: 19 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

Happy holidays - Highways Agency removes roadworks for August bank holiday weekend The Highways Agency will be helping holidaymakers have happy holidays by keeping traffic moving over the August bank holiday weekend, ensuring that 98 per cent of England’s motorways and other major roads are free of roadworks.

Date: 18 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: National

Traffic management lifted on part of M5 in Worcestershire Traffic cones and the 50pmh speed limit have been lifted on a section of the M5 ahead of the bank holiday weekend as work to install the new concrete safety barrier concludes.

Date: 18 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Improved lighting on the M20/M25 in Kent Road users joining the anti-clockwise M25 carriageway from the northbound M20 carriageway will benefit from improved lighting as a result of upgrade work starting tonight, Monday 18 August.

Date: 18 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Driving advice for Creamfields festival goers The Highways Agency is advising drivers that traffic is likely to be busy around the M56 and M6 this weekend with up to 60,000 dance music lovers heading to the annual Creamfields festival in Cheshire.

Date: 18 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Bridge maintenance to start on A249 Queenborough Viaduct in Kent A ten day maintenance scheme on the Queenborough Viaduct on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent will begin on Tuesday 26 August.

Date: 18 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Improved signage on the A31 near Ringwood Hampshire Road users on the A31 near Ringwood in Hampshire will benefit from improved signage as a result of upgrade work starting on Monday 18 August.

Date: 15 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Overnight lane closures for M180 carriageway work Drivers are advised that carriageway reconstruction work will take place over six nights on M180 between M18 junction 5 (Ings) and M180 junction 3 (Midmoor), in order complete the work which began last week.

Date: 15 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

Overnight lane closure on the A45/A46 Tollbar End scheme near Coventry As part of the Highways Agency's £106m investment to improve the A45/A46 Tollbar End roundabout, A45 Stonebridge Highway and Stivichall Junction, an overnight closure is required next week.

Date: 14 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Latest milestone reached on A453 as traffic starts using new section of road Traffic using the A453 in Nottinghamshire will switch to a new section of road next week as part of the Highways Agency’s ongoing improvements.

Date: 14 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East Midlands

Happy holidays - Highways Agency removes roadworks for August bank holiday weekend The Highways Agency will be helping holidaymakers have happy holidays by keeping traffic moving over the August bank holiday weekend, ensuring that 98 per cent of England’s motorways and other major roads are free of roadworks.

Date: 14 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: National

Resurfacing for A595 around Westlake Science Park Road users will benefit from smoother, safer journeys thanks to a week-long Highways Agency resurfacing scheme along the A595 near Westlake Science Park between Whitehaven and Egremont in Cumbria.

Date: 14 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Overnight lane closures for M62 safety improvement work Road users are being advised that tonight and tomorrow night there will be lane closures on the M62 near Tingley for resurfacing work to improve journeys.

Date: 13 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

Reminder: Travel advice for road users heading to V Festival The Highways Agency is reminding road users to be prepared when travelling to the Midlands’ biggest music festival, which is being staged at Weston Park in Staffordshire this weekend.

Date: 13 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

M62 Junction 34 to 33 westbound safety improvements Work to improve safety on the westbound M62 between junction 34 and 33 in West Yorkshire has begun this week.

Date: 13 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

Wall repairs for A595 at Parton in Cumbria Work to repair a retaining wall alongside the A595 at Parton near Whitehaven in Cumbria started yesterday (Monday 11 August).

Date: 12 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Highways Agency advises drivers to plan their journey for V Festival in Essex With just a week to go until the 2014 V Festival, the Highways Agency is reminding road users to be prepared when travelling to the Essex music festival.

Date: 11 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East

Limited lane closures continue next week at A38 Markeaton (11-16 August) Limited lane closures will continue next week at the A38 Markeaton roundabout in Derby as part of a Highways Agency scheme to improve safety and increase capacity at the site.

Date: 8 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East Midlands

Overnight weekend closures for M1 bridge maintenance Road users are being advised to plan their journeys in advance, following the start of a major bridge maintenance programme on the M1 which will help to improve journeys.

Date: 8 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Travel advice for road users heading to V Festival With just over a week to go until the 2014 V Festival, the Highways Agency is reminding road users to be prepared when travelling to the Midlands’ biggest music festival, which is being staged at Weston Park in Staffordshire from 16 to 17 August.

Date: 8 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: West Midlands

Update: - M180 one lane open eastbound The Highways Agency has this morning opened one lane eastbound on the M180 between junctions 2 and 3.

Date: 8 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

Contractor appointed for Hull’s A63 Castle Street improvement scheme A major project to improve access to the Port of Hull, relieving congestion and improving safety, has taken a major step forward following the appointment of the main contractor.

Date: 8 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

Update: Avoid M180 as severe delays on M180 and A18 Drivers are advised to avoid the eastbound M180 today as there are still long delays on the M180 and A18 due to ongoing carriageway reconstruction work taking place on the motorway between junction 2 and 3.

Date: 7 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

Football clubs supporting Highways Agency to get fans match fit for Dart Charge As the new football season kicks off this Saturday (August 9) fans across the country were today urged to consider changes taking place at the Dartford Crossing in October when planning their journeys to matches.

Date: 7 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Safer journeys for A595 near Whitehaven The Highways Agency is spending £88,000 to repaint white lines and other road markings along a section of the A595 near Whitehaven in Cumbria.

Date: 6 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North West

Green light for A1 Coalhouse Interchange improvements Work to improve the A1 Coalhouse Interchange on the Newcastle Gateshead Western Bypass, including installing traffic signals at this busy junction, will begin next week.

Date: 6 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East

Reminder: Weekend overnight A1 closure in North Yorkshire The A1 will be fully closed north and southbound between Scotch Corner and junction 51 (Leeming) overnight on 9 August, from 8pm on Saturday evening until 6am on Sunday morning.

Date: 6 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber

Advice to road users in Surrey and London this weekend Road users planning to travel through Surrey and London during the Prudential RideLondon cycling events this Sunday (10 August) are strongly advised to leave extra time and plan their journeys.

Date: 6 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Public exhibition on improvements to A38/A380 Splatford Split Junction Members of the public are invited to attend a public exhibition held by the Highways Agency to see plans for improvements to the busy A38 / A380 Splatford Split junction near Exeter.

Date: 4 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South West

Weekend local road closures as part of advance work on A5-M1 Link Dunstable Northern Bypass in Bedfordshire Road users are advised that there will be weekend closures on local roads this month, as advance work progresses on the A5-M1 Link Dunstable Northern Bypass improvement scheme in Bedfordshire.

Date: 4 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: East

Public exhibitions ahead of A20 resurfacing through Dover, Kent Local residents, businesses and road users are invited to attend a public exhibition next Wednesday (6 August) ahead of resurfacing on the A20 through Dover in September.

Date: 1 August 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Limited lane closures at A38 Markeaton next week Limited lane closures will be in place next week at the A38 Markeaton roundabout in Derby as part of a Highways Agency scheme to improve safety and increase capacity at the site.

Date: 31 July 2014

Type: Press release

Region: National

Two major improvements for the M27 to start near Southampton, Hampshire Work will start next week on the first of two major improvements on the M27 near Southampton.

Date: 31 July 2014

Type: Press release

Region: South East

Weekend overnight A1 closure in North Yorkshire postponed This weekend’s A1 overnight closure in North Yorkshire has been cancelled and the road will now remain open on 2 August.

Date: 31 July 2014

Type: Press release

Region: North East