Highways England name delivery partners for smart motorways delivery

Highways England has awarded a range of partners with work as part of its £4.5bn smart motorways delivery programme. Costain has won the northern element of the programme with a range of companies making up the SMP alliance, with Bam Nuttall and Morgan Sindall appointed in the Midlands and Balfour Beatty awarded a contract in […]

KierWSP wins Northamptonshire again

KierWSP has won a 16-month extension to its Northamptonshire CC contract, one that it has been delivering for the past 12 years. The contract is to deliver highways network infrastructure maintenance and management services, traffic signalisation and intelligent transport services, county structures maintenance and regulatory function Debbie Taylor-Bond, General Manager of Kier/WSP said: “The work […]

Half of UK drivers don’t trust driverless

A new survey suggests that half of Britain’s drivers don’t trust driverless vehicles, with only eight per cent saying they’d feel completely safe in one. Opinium surveyed 2000 people for InsureTheGap also found only a fifth agree driverless cars are a great innovation, while one in seven (14 per cent) saying they’d consider buying one […]

TfGM prioritises pedestrians

Traffic signal timings in Greater Manchester have been changed increase the duration for pedestrians to cross. This isn’t just because the number of vehicle journeys is down by about 70 per cent, but also to reduce waiting time for people making an essential journey on foot, so people are less likely to group together at […]

Sustrans calls for councils to reallocate road space for cycling and walking

Sustrans has called on local authorities to adapt roads and streets to ensure people stay safe and can travel actively during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this month, the Department for Transport (DfT) updated emergency guidance regarding Traffic Regulation Orders in England. This gives councils more powers to reallocate road spaces to walking and cycling, such […]

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