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Enhancement of motorway network

Enhancement of the Motorway Network


The Motorway Archive Special Interest Group has decided to add in some new material to enhance the usefulness of the archive and sit alongside the existing material relating to the original construction of the motorway network.
 

Policy

The first of these is a record of the changes in management of the network from individual contracts run by the local authority agents for the Department, through the setting up and operation of the Road Construction Units, followed by the Motorway Widening Unit into the days of the Highways Agency and finally to the current Highways England set up. Backing this up is material providing the policy and management procedures underpinning this process.

Widening

Under this section we have recorded the dates and types of widening schemes across the network.

Communications

Under this section we have recorded the history of the communications systems installed on the network to assist the police and others to control traffic and keep the users safe and minimise delays.

Maintenance

Under this section we have recorded the history of the way in which maintenance of the network has been procured, the ways in which it has been carried out and the dates of major repair schemes. Under this section you will also find a piece describing the development of contraflow.

Andrew Boyle MA CEng FICE FCIHT
Chair Motorway Archive Special Interest Group
12 September 2018