Issue : 12 July 2012
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Prime minister David Cameron is set to announce a £9bn injection of cash into the rail network today as ministers seek to breathe life into the flagging economy.
Energy regulator proposes £22bn investment in Britain's gas and high voltage electricity networksSubscription
Energy regulator Ofgem has announced proposals to upgrade and renew Britain’s electricity and gas networks with a £22bn infrastructure spend over the course of the next eight year price control period.
Three projects to improve vital freight and passenger links on the railway network are to receive €14M (£11M) from the European Commission.
Transport secretary Justine Greening has revealed that a decision on the compensation package available to homeowners on the route of the proposed High Speed 2 (HS2) has been delayed until September at the earliest.
Heathrow airport got a £500M boost yesterday in form of a new rail link for passengers travelling from the west, despite the government delaying its full consultation on south east aviation capacity until the autumn.
The Environment Agency has said it is working closely with Devon County Council and East Devon and South Hams District Councils to improve flood defences in the wake of last weekend’s floods.
The Highways Agency has reopened the M4 Boston Manor viaduct to light traffic after completing repairs to a serious crack in the steel truss viaduct’s electroslag welds.
South east England aviation consultation delayedSubscription
A consultation on expanding airports in south-east England has been delayed again amid reports of tensions within the coalition over the issue.
ICE teams up with Open House LondonSubscription
The ICE has announced that it is once again partnering with Open-City’s Open House London to showcase the vital role of civil engineers in building, maintaining and transforming the capital’s infrastructure and built environment.
Olympics raise profile of UK civil engineeringSubscription
Engineers’ contribution recognised