Utility companies and councils to pay £2,500 a day to reduce roadwork delays


Plans to make utility companies and council contractors pay up to £2,500 a day to dig up roads at peak times are hoped to reduce congestion.
Road workers get combat training after attacks rise

Road workers get combat training after attacks ris


Road workers are being taught military close-combat skills after some reported being shot at, driven at and threatened with machetes and baseball
Promised fines for ‘ghost roadworks’ vanish into thin air

Promised fines for ‘ghost roadworks’ vanish


Utility companies have persuaded ministers to retreat from plans to impose fines on them for abandoning roadworks over the weekend after complain
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Fines for unmanned roadworks in government crackdown on traffic chaos

Fines for unmanned roadworks in government crackdown...


The misery of sitting in a traffic jam at roadworks only to notice that no work is being carried out could end thanks to a government crackdown on...
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High Street closed: follow 32-mile diversion


Wiltshire council is being accused of lacking common sense after designing a 32-mile diversion to avoid just 300 yards of roadworks
Roadworks send drivers on 18-mile diversion

Fuming motorists sent on 18-mile detour to avoid roadworks


Motorists in Suffolk are being driven round the bend by council workers who have created an elaborate 18-mile diversion
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News: UK's worst roadworks hotspots revealed


If you ever get the feeling that Britain’s roads are awash with roadworks, temporary traffic lights and contraflows, the bad news is you’re right...
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News: Man builds toll road to help motorists avoid...


A businessman has built a mini-bypass to allow frustrated motorists to avoid a blocked road, and is charging them £2 to use it.