Welcome  to the latest edition of UK Construction Excellence.
A year on from Royal Assent, ground has been broken on phase I of HS2, Britain’s High Speed Rail, and in this issue we focus on the contribution transport makes to the economy.
According to the latest analysis, contractors’ output in the transport sector in 2017 was valued at around £8.6Bn; we look at the ‘Transport Infrastructure Construction and RMI Market Report – UK 2017-2021’ in more detail and see how the construction industry will benefit.
Highways England is driving much of the investment into Britain’s roads, with the development of an intelligent motorway network; we examine its strategic plan and the dawn of the digital age for our roads. Cars of the future could be programmed to spot potholes on motorways and automatically transmit this information, improving both maintenance efficiency and road safety.
While the launch of Transport for the North builds on the success of the Northern Powerhouse, with the organisation looking to transform the transport system for the North of England, providing the infrastructure needed to drive economic growth.
And as always, the latest in news, views and opinions from around our industry.

Victoria Maggiani


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