Highways

Traffic officers helping to keep staycation traffic moving on key holiday route

With holiday destinations in Cornwall hotter than the temperatures this summer Highways England is pulling out all the stops to keep staycation traffic moving on the A30.

Highways England traffic officers have been drafted in to patrol key sections of the A30 in Cornwall and Devon during the busy summer months, and are on hand to deal with everything from live lane breakdowns and road...

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Highways teams prepared as more heavy rain forecast

Devon County Council’s highways teams are bracing themselves for the possibility of further issues on the county’s roads later this week, with another spell of heavy rain forecast.

Rain and strong winds on Friday and Saturday made it a busy weekend for the County Council, and there is more to come with a Yellow Weather Warning for rain issued by the Met Office for the whole region...

New control centre to monitor Devon's highway network

Devon’s highway network will be monitored from a new control centre this winter.

Along with its usual preparations for the autumn and winter months, Devon County Council has also relocated its control centre to Sowton in Exeter. The centre monitors Devon’s roads 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Network Operations Control Centre incorporates the Network Response Team (...

Highway repairs keeping roads safe for key workers

Highways teams are continuing to deliver essential safety repairs on Devon’s roads in order to maintain the local network for key workers. Devon County Council has temporarily suspended planned maintenance work in order to focus on the repair of critical infrastructure. Highway maintenance workers have been classified by the Government as key to delivering essential service during the ongoing...

The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation Black Tie Dinner

The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) held their South West Annual Conference 2016 at The Rougemont Hotel sponsored by Amey with 75 delegates and speakers. Speakers from across the region presented at the CPD event and this was followed in the evening with a black-tie awards event with 170 guests from the construction industry with a charity raffle raising £1430....

Work to start on Derriford Hospital interchange

Work to upgrade Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange will get under way this week.

The Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme, which has been developed in partnership with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, will convert the existing one-way bus link through the hospital to allow buses to travel in both directions. It will also create separate taxi and passenger drop-off points and...

Highways teams focus on flood clean-up

Devon County Council is re-deploying all of its highways teams into the clean-up operation in the wake of recent storms.

Having sustained ongoing torrential downpours in the past few weeks, the Council has received nearly 7,000 reports of flooded roads, potholes and fallen trees since 20 December.

The authority is still assessing the full extent of the recent storm damage to...

Tough Choices needed on highways budget proposals

Devon County Council is exploring a number of options to reduce its highways and traffic management budget by almost £7 million.

As part of the County Council’s latest Tough Choices consultation, which was launched in September, Devon is considering how to cut spending in 2014/15.

A number of highways budget proposals were put forward on the Tough Choices website last month,...