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Tarmac roads hughways maintenance surfacing

MPs criticise 'stop-go' approach to road maintenance

MPs have criticised the Department for Transport’s “unpredictable and fluctuating budgets” in a new report published today.

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Crossrail firms primed for new work as performance improves

Crossrail’s contractors have boosted their chances of winning major infrastructure deals, according to its chief executive, as new figures showed improved performance among firms on the scheme.

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Contractor chosen for final 'speedy' road pilot

Costain has been appointed to upgrade the M1 J28 to 31 and J32 to 35a in deals worth around £125m.

Mark Carne chief executive Network Rail Aug 2014 5

Exclusive: Network Rail CEO slams rail safety record

Exclusive: Indirectly employed staff will be banned from managing safety on Britain’s rail infrastructure as Network Rail’s chief executive described workforce safety at his organisation and its contractors as “unacceptable”.

HS2 urges firms to bid for £10bn in contracts

HS2 urges firms to bid for £10bn in contracts

Regional firms across the country are being urged to bid for more than £10bn worth of contracts to build the first phase of high speed 2.

Boris Island Thames Estuary Airport CGI

Airports Commission rules out 'Boris Island'

The Airports Commission has announced its decision to exclude proposals for an inner Thames Estuary airport from its shortlist of options for new aviation capacity.

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Heathrow redesign drives efficiencies at T2 car park

When Laing O’Rourke was appointed to build Heathrow Terminal 2’s new car park, a design revision called for modular construction. A challenging design prompted Bison Manufacturing to produce the thinnest precast concrete plank yet made in the UK.

Denise Chevin

Network Rail can take the lead on standards

Mark Carne has come in with high aspirations and plans to challenge the status quo.

Enfield housing zone CGI

Housing zones: London opens doors to huge contractor opportunities

London housing zones have the potential to provide thousands of new homes and unlock billions of pounds of development. So what do contractors need to know to get a slice of the action?

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Rail holds the key to 11,000 homes at Barking Riverside

It’s 20 years since Bellway Homes acquired a stake in 179 ha of land in the Thames Estuary and seven since outline consent was granted for 10,800 homes. As London faces a housing crisis, why have only 350 new homes been completed at Barking Riverside?

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