Posts Tagged ‘congestion’

Planned roadworks in Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, BANES, Wiltshire, West Dorset and Devon: weekly summary for Monday 7 March to Sunday 13 March 2016

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.
Bristol
M32

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A Smart Power Revolution could save consumers £8 billion a year – Adonis

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

In October 2015, the National Infrastructure Commission was asked to consider how the UK can better balance supply and demand, aiming towards an electricity market where prices are reflective of costs to the overall system.
Today (Friday 4 March), the Commission publishes that analysis.
The Commission’s central finding is that smart power – principally

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Government to invest record £26.3 billion in UK’s world-class science until 2021

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has today (4 March 2016) set out the government’s commitment to put the UK at the forefront of research to tackle some of the planet’s greatest challenges such as flooding, famine and viral diseases like Ebola.
Announcing a record £26.3 billion budget for science for the next

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Government going further to cut red tape by £10 billion

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

Comprehensive measures that will help deliver the government’s commitment to cut a further £10 billion of red tape were unveiled today (3 March 2016) at the BCC annual conference by Business Secretary Sajid Javid.
The UK already has the lowest burden of regulation in the G7, according to the World Economic Forum. Businesses

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Defence Secretary announces £642 million investment in next generation nuclear submarines

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has today announced £642 million of investment for the Successor submarine programme. The funding will help to progress work on the four new submarines that will begin replacing the Vanguard class, from the 2030s. The funding will go towards new parts and facilities, as well as further design

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£200m roadbuilding investment on course to deliver Central Bedfordshire economic boost

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

The 2 linked projects, which are a key part of the government’s long term economic plan for Bedfordshire, are passing their one year milestone this spring and will be completed in spring 2017.
The 2.8 mile, £162million A5-M1 Link scheme is being delivered by Highways England, while the £38million, 1.8 mile Woodside Link

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Up to £28.5 million improvements for East roads

Comments Off | 02-10-2015

This is the value of work either beginning or already taking place on the Highways Agency’s regional network in the run up to the end of the financial year (April 2015), with completion dates varying depending on the length of each scheme.
The focus of the work has been to improve safety and increase the capacity

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£1 million of improvements start on the M5 Junction 30

Comments Off | 01-23-2015

Junction 30 is located approximately four miles to the east of Exeter in Devon. The Highways Agency will be carrying out works to widen the southbound exit slip road and improve the traffic signals on the roundabout.
Installation of traffic management will commence overnight on Sunday, 25 January and will continue until the Spring.
Highways Agency Project

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£3.27 million of improvements start at A38 Carkeel Roundabout

Comments Off | 01-22-2015

Carkeel Roundabout is located approximately half a mile to the west of the Saltash Tunnel in Cornwall. We will be carrying out works to improve the westbound approach and exit at the roundabout and installing a pedestrian footbridge on the A38.
Work starts on the night of Monday, 26 January and will continue until the Spring.
Highways

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£250,000 of improvements planned on M5 Junction 17

Comments Off | 01-1-2015

The Highways Agency is carrying out extensive work at the junction in South Gloucestershire as part of the Government’s pinch point programme.
Pinch points provide smaller scale improvements that can deliver big returns by easing congestion and making journey times more reliable for road users as well as helping to boost local economies and drive economic

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