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Australian 'crisis' avoided with deal over scrapped scheme

24-Apr-2015 | By

Industry figures have hailed a deal struck over a cancelled infrastructure scheme in Australia for averting a major crisis for the sector.

Network Rail, viaduct

Network Rail to carry out £50M of improvements over holiday weekend


Network Rail is to deploy 14,000 staff over the May Day bank holiday weekend to carry out major improvement projects worth almost £50M.

Garden Bridge

Opponents of Garden Bridge win right to further legal challenge

23-Apr-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

The legal battle over the proposed Garden Bridge across the Thames in London is to go to judicial review in June.

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Mott MacDonald to work on Czech Republic high speed rail project


Mott MacDonald has been appointed to carry out two studies for a cross-border rail line that will connect Dresden in Germany with Ústí nad Labem and Litomerice in the Czech Republic.


Labour says it will fix ‘Pothole Britain'


The Labour Party has said it will fix what it has dubbed ‘Pothole Britain’ by creating a £300M fund to mend 6m more potholes. But the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) said the money is not enough and called for an urgent funding rethink to tackle the growing backlog of road repairs.

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SNP manifesto promises energy and rail infrastructure investment


The SNP manifesto for next month’s general election includes a pledge to back plans to commission a high speed rail link between its biggest cities and the north of England.

M4 Wales

Plaid Cymru manifesto says infrastructure key to economic recovery


The Plaid Cymru manifesto is calling for an extra 1% extra of UK GDP, equivalent to £800M, to be spent on Wales infrastructure projects.

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New funding accelerates Egypt’s massive infrastructure renewal


A new loan has been agreed to develop the airport at Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

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Russia unveils idea for epic cross-continental highway


A civil engineering project of an epic scale could take place in the next few years after Russia revealed plans to build a superhighway that could link to the US.

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Falling concrete bridge section kills family in the US

14-Apr-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

A family of three in the US has been tragically killed after a massive section of concrete fell from a bridge on to their truck.

Transport features

Aberdeen runway resurfacing

Surfacing: ‘Warm mix’ is a wonder

20-Apr-2015 | By Tyler Byrd

The design of a Marshall Asphalt for greater durability and easier application during cold conditions is an important step forward for airport pavement development.

Permeable asphalt

Water: Cure for surface tension

16-Mar-2015 | By

A new Next superstore car park in High Wycombe is the first large-scale use of a fresh approach to permeable surfacing.

Infrastructure in 2014: Transport


Infrastructure in 2014: How Crossrail is set to transform London

12 December 2013 | By Terry Morgan

In 2014 Crossrail will reach the halfway mark and begin to move from heavy civils towards a focus on tunnel fit-out and railways systems.

Northampton station

Infrastructure in 2014: Stations offer a new branch of business

12 December 2013 | By

Rail travel is set to be transformed over the decade - a transformation that applies just as much to the stations as it does to the network.

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