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June 14 2016
A one-day conference in London will explore ‘highways delivery’ and the future of road infrastructure in the UK.
The event comes at a time when the new public sector company Highways England is looking to implement a demanding programme of strategic improvements to the road network . The programme would see a number of projects launched on our roads to open up new areas for development and create highways jobs, as Highways England delivers its vision of a modern road network in the UK.
On June 23 rd , several leaders from the country’s road network are expected to attend the Highways Delivery 2016: making the network work conference at the London Transport Museum.
Organised by the Road Safety Markings Association, the event will focus in particular on connecting national and local roads where there is no organisation currently in place to do so, an important aspect of Highways England’s improvement plans. Head of supply chain at the organisation, David O’Neil, will present this strategy for the future in his role as keynote speaker.
The conference will also cover a number of other topics including the impact of direct contracting on the road sector and how investment into infrastructure in the network can support economic growth.
Highways England will also discuss how they plan to work in collaboration with local authorities in the country and the procurement considerations underpinning its future strategy.
The strategic road network is a hugely vital piece of infrastructure to the UK, connecting the country’s major towns and cities and ensuring that people are able to get to work or move around the country easily. Undoubtedly, those responsible for different elements of this network will be keen to hear how Highways England suggests integrating both local roads with those that service us nationally.
The Highways Delivery event is their opportunity to raise issues and define the best solutions moving forwards with the programme, before the work begins and the workforce move out onto the roads.
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To see the recruitment options in the highways sector for yourself, please visit the highways jobs page.