Click on the links below to view MHA press releases and the latest news.


  • New MHA Plus Manager appointed

    6th May 2021

    Karen Notman has been appointed as the new MHA Plus Manager


  • All Change - MHA Plus Update

    20th July 2020


  • All change - MHA Plus update

    15th July 2020

    The merger of the three highways efficiency organisations in the Midlands, the Midlands Highway Alliance, the Midlands Service Improvement Group, and the West Midlands Highway Alliance is now in full swing.


  • MHA Response To COVID-19

    23rd March 2020

    To support the Government’s aim to reduce the time spent in public places and avoid all unnecessary travel - we have taken the decision to postpone all of our face to face engagement events and meetings.


  • HTMA - Road Space Utilisation Tool

    5th August 2019

    Over the years we have worked on several projects with the Highway Term Maintenance Association (HTMA). Their latest project is a ‘road space utilisation tool’.


  • Highway Inspector Training Framework: Update

    11th July 2019

    The Highway Inspector Training Framework has now been published.


  • PSP3 Roadshow - With Presentations

    3rd June 2019

    To mark the launch of the new framework, the MHA held four PSP3 awareness sessions in June.


  • Successful Bidders Of Major MHA Framework Announced

    21st May 2019

    The MHA is pleased to announce the four suppliers who have been successful with their bids for its new professional services, which could be worth up to £70m over four years.


  • HTMA Update

    16th May 2019

    The Term Community Board welcomed George Lee, Chief Executive of the Highway Term Maintenance Contractors Association to its latest meeting.


  • Highway Inspector Training Framework

    12th April 2019

    MSIG and the MHA have commissioned Atkins to develop a Highway Inspector Training Framework.


  • Telford Footbridge Project Release

    11th March 2019

    A special launch event celebrated the completion of a major piece of work supported by the MHA.


  • Service Manager Accreditation Story

    6th November 2018

    Information about the MHA service manager accreditation event


  • MHA - Aspirations And Alliances Annual Event

    17th October 2018

    The presentations and materials from MHA annual event held on 11 September 2018 at the National Conference Centre in Solihull are now available.


  • MHA - NEC In Action Case Study

    17th October 2018

    The MHA's MSF2 features as part of an NEC in Action case study.


  • MSF3 Procurement Update

    30th July 2018

    The MHA is delighted to announce the successful completion of the procurement process for our new highways framework


  • HTMA Presentation to Exec Board

    27th April 2018

    At the recent MHA Executive Board/ MSIG Steering Group meeting, a presentation was made introducing Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA) to those in attendance. The full presentation is available here.


  • RIDDOR: Million Hour Milestone Reached

    9th April 2018

    It has now been more than a million hours since the last Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) report.


  • MHA Framework helps partners despite Carillion disruption

    14th March 2018

    The Carillion/Tarmac Joint Venture has been part of both the Medium Schemes Framework 1 and 2 and Carillion’s collapse could have easily had a major impact on many schemes.

    However, through MSF2, the provisions of the agreement provided for Tarmac to continue the work of the Joint Venture.


  • NEC3 And NEC4 Compared Event

    19th December 2017

    The MHA recently hosted its first NEC3 and NEC4 compared training session, which gave participants the opportunity to learn more about NEC4 – while summarising the changes for existing users.


  • New Chair Of MHA Confirmed

    27th November 2017

    The new chair of the Midlands Highway Alliance (MHA) Executive Board has been confirmed as Mike Ashworth of Derbyshire County Council.


  • RBAM-workshop-July-17-news-update

    7th November 2017

    Update: As a follow up -  an anonymised summary of the analysis (on their levels of service) undertaken by the participating authorities at the workshop. Details of the successful one day workshop held on 18 July, led by Steve Walton from Aecom, can accessed by clicking the link below. Plans for follow up workshops, based on the perceived 'gaps' on levels of service, are being planned.


  • MHA Annual Event

    5th October 2017

    The presentations and materials from MHA annual event held on 21 September 2017 at the De Vere Jubilee Centre in Nottingham are now available.


  • Women in Engineering podcasts

    10th July 2017

    A series of podcasts recorded by CIHT to support the recent International Women in Engineering Day feature Dana Skelley OBE talking about the importance of support networks for women within organisations; Anna Craciun discussing her work to promote STEM subjects in schools and Nick Tyler talking about entry requirements for engineering degrees.


  • Well Maintained Highway Infrastructure Workshop Presentations

    3rd May 2017

    Following the successful one day workshop held on 28 March led by Atkins, the presentations from the event are now available to download.


  • Local Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy Workshop - 5 April 2017

    9th March 2017

    Join us on 5 April for a one day MHA workshop to be led by AECOM, who have assisted a number of authorities in the development of Local Cycling and Walking Strategies (LCWIS).

    Book your place through the Learning Management System (LMS)


  • Well Maintained Highway Infrastructure Workshop - 28 March 2017

    23rd February 2017

    Join us for a one day workshop to be led by Atkins to assist MHA members develop a common understanding, a model action plan towards implementing the new Code of Practice and a risk-based approach for their highway network.

    MHA members have expressed strong interest in this event so advanced booking is essential.


  • Success for Asset Management workshop

    15th November 2016

    The free, one day Asset Management workshop that was recently held at the Yew Lodge Hotel and Conference Centre in Kegworth proved to be extremely successful for all involved.

    The event was a first come first serve basis and 20 delegates were offered a place on the workshop.


  • MHA awarded for successful teamwork

    20th July 2016

    The Midlands Highway Alliance (MHA) has been awarded the Team Achievement Award at the Institution of Civil Engineers East Midlands Merit Awards 2016.


  • Highways experts talk future and forthcoming challenges

    8th July 2016

    Over 100 construction and engineering professionals attended the Midlands Highway Alliance (MHA)’s fourth annual event at Derby’s Roundhouse on 1 July. Representatives of over 30 organisations learnt about the future challenges facing the highways and transport industry.


  • Launch of Professional Services Partnership 2

    16th July 2015

    The Midlands Highway Alliance (MHA) has awarded AECOM, the global integrated infrastructure services company, and its supply partner Waterman Group, a £30-million Professional Services Partnership (PSP) contract to deliver multidisciplinary professional design services. Under the three-year contract, which has the option to be extended by an additional year, AECOM and Waterman will support the 20 councils that are members of the MHA on highway projects across the Midlands.


  • MHA unveils express highway contract framework

    11th June 2014

    The Midlands Highway Alliance (MHA) unveiled its plan to quickly award medium-sized construction contracts at a launch event on Thursday (5 June) at Leicester’s National Space Centre.


  • MHA unveils £261m contract framework

    2nd June 2014

    Filming/photo opportunity: The successful contractors will be present at a launch event addressed by the Government’s Chief Construction Advisor, Peter Hansford


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