National Highways signals bold new approach to roadworks

The latest travel news and press announcements from National Highways. Planned roadworks, traffic management projects and highway news. Road Improvements Summary Prolonged disruption through roadworks will be reduced as part of new plans designed to ensure more reliable journeys on England’s busiest roads. Press release updated: Mon 18th Jul 2022, 10:19AM UTC National Highways Full … Read more

Transport Secretary announces Sir Gareth Rhys Williams as new National Highways Chair

The latest travel news and press announcements from National Highways. Planned roadworks, traffic management projects and highway news. Road Improvements Summary The Chair will oversee the delivery of the government’s £24 billion investment into roads across the country. Press release updated: Mon 19th Feb 2024, 2:04PM UTC National Highways Full Press Release The information contained … Read more

Works to start on major £1 billion transformation of Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet route

The latest travel news and press announcements from National Highways. Planned roadworks, traffic management projects and highway news. Road Improvements Summary New dual carriageway to reduce congestion and improve journey times between Milton Keynes and Cambridge. Press release updated: Tue 12th Dec 2023, 2:29PM UTC National Highways Full Press Release The information contained in this … Read more

National Highways Chair moves on as fixed term comes to an end

The latest travel news and press announcements from National Highways. Planned roadworks, traffic management projects and highway news. Road Improvements Summary Dipesh Shah, who helped oversee the second road investment strategy, will step down from his role at the end of the year. Press release updated: Fri 5th May 2023, 9:04AM UTC National Highways Full … Read more

Plans for new smart motorways cancelled

The latest travel news and press announcements from National Highways. Planned roadworks, traffic management projects and highway news. Road Improvements Summary New smart motorways removed from government road-building plans in recognition of lack of public confidence and cost pressures. Press release updated: Mon 17th Apr 2023, 9:36AM UTC National Highways Full Press Release The information … Read more

All new smart motorways scrapped

The latest travel news and press announcements from National Highways. Planned roadworks, traffic management projects and highway news. Road Improvements Summary New smart motorways to be removed from government road-building plans due to financial pressures and lack of confidence felt by drivers. Press release updated: Sat 15th Apr 2023, 5:18PM UTC National Highways Full Press … Read more

Package of measures introduced to improve air quality

The latest travel news and press announcements from National Highways. Planned roadworks, traffic management projects and highway news. Road Improvements Summary Series of actions have been announced to improve air quality introduced under the Environment Act Press release updated: Thu 18th Aug 2022, 9:19AM UTC National Highways Full Press Release The information contained in this … Read more

Pioneering pipework system helping local wildlife at M5 Oldbury

The latest travel news and press announcements from National Highways. Planned roadworks, traffic management projects and highway news. Road Improvements Summary A pioneering drainage system thought to be the largest of its kind in the country has been installed by National Highways underneath the M5 at Oldbury. Press release updated: Mon 8th Aug 2022, 10:23AM … Read more

Road reform continues to deliver for road users and taxpayers, says new report

The latest travel news and press announcements from National Highways. Planned roadworks, traffic management projects and highway news. Road Improvements Summary A major reform of the funding, management and oversight of England’s busiest roads has produced significant benefits, according to a new evaluation. Press release updated: Fri 22nd Jul 2022, 12:45PM UTC National Highways Full … Read more

Frances shares opportunities for females at Hull STEM careers event

The latest travel news and press announcements from National Highways. Planned roadworks, traffic management projects and highway news. Road Improvements Summary National Highways has supported the next generation of female engineers and manufacturing professionals at a special careers event. Press release updated: Mon 18th Jul 2022, 12:01PM UTC National Highways Full Press Release The information … Read more

National Highways announces £167m investment to improve roads across South West of England

The latest travel news and press announcements from National Highways. Planned roadworks, traffic management projects and highway news. Road Improvements Summary Millions of road-users in the South West are set to enjoy safer, quicker and easier journeys, as a multi-million-pound package of improvements to roads, pavements and bridges across the region is revealed. Press release … Read more

National Highways’ bridge schemes shortlisted for South West engineering awards

The latest travel news and press announcements from National Highways. Planned roadworks, traffic management projects and highway news. Road Improvements Summary National Highways’ projects to modify and refurbish three bridges in the South West have been shortlisted for regional engineering awards. Press release updated: Mon 11th Jul 2022, 3:37PM UTC National Highways Full Press Release … Read more

Call to check vehicles before travelling as 41,500 breakdowns caused by tyre issues

The latest travel news and press announcements from National Highways. Planned roadworks, traffic management projects and highway news. Road Improvements Summary More than 41,500 people broke down on National Highways roads last year because of tyre issues – that is over 20% of all breakdowns. Press release updated: Mon 11th Jul 2022, 9:54AM UTC National … Read more

New Non-Executive Director appointed at National Highways

The latest travel news and press announcements from National Highways. Planned roadworks, traffic management projects and highway news. Road Improvements Summary Diego Oliva has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of National Highways, the company announced today Press release updated: Thu 23rd Jun 2022, 3:10PM UTC National Highways Full Press Release The information contained in … Read more

Van driver crashes into National Highways vehicle to evade road closure

The latest travel news and press announcements from National Highways. Planned roadworks, traffic management projects and highway news. Road Improvements Summary Dramatic video footage released by National Highways shows the moment a driver crashed into a patrol vehicle to evade a temporary road closure on the M6. Press release updated: Wed 22nd Jun 2022, 2:41PM … Read more

Traffic advice for drivers during rail strikes

The latest travel news and press announcements from National Highways. Planned roadworks, traffic management projects and highway news. Road Improvements Summary National Highways is advising drivers to plan their journeys and check their vehicles ahead of the planned rail strike this week. Press release updated: Tue 21st Jun 2022, 7:21AM UTC National Highways Full Press … Read more

Look, no hands! Watch as dangerous drivers are caught on film by officers in unmarked HGV

The latest travel news and press announcements from National Highways. Planned roadworks, traffic management projects and highway news. Road Improvements Summary Two drivers who were literally driving ‘hands free’ had a nasty shock when they realised they'd been caught on camera by police officers patrolling in one of National Highways’ unmarked HGVs. Press release updated: … Read more

New recruit gets personal welcome from National Highways CEO after smashing internship

The latest travel news and press announcements from National Highways. Planned roadworks, traffic management projects and highway news. Road Improvements Summary An intern who saved National Highways thousands of pounds in just three months with his computer know-how has now been given a permanent position – and was welcomed to the business by the Chief … Read more

Rock fans heading to festival can avoid the Highway To Hell by following National Highways advice

The latest travel news and press announcements from National Highways. Planned roadworks, traffic management projects and highway news. Road Improvements Summary Festival goers looking to Rock and Roll All Nite at the Download Festival this year are advised to follow the signposted routes and not their sat navs for smoother and quicker journeys. Press release … Read more