MCA using drones to improve coastal monitoring

Drones are going to be used to carry out time critical, reactive search and rescue, and international counter pollution obligations across the country’s waters. “This ground-breaking project could mean that our fantastic search and rescue teams, who save lives 24 hours a day, seven days a week, can cover a wider search area, pick up […]

Eleven rural highways schemes completed in Sussex

Highways improvements have been made in several rural areas across Mid Sussex. Eleven projects, representing more than £1.7million worth of works, were either completed, or nearly completed, by West Sussex Highways just before the coronavirus lockdown started, according to the council. Roger Elkins, cabinet member for highways and infrastructure, said: “The 11 projects represent a […]

SWARCO launches customisable traffic management platform

Traffic technology group SWARCO is offering local authorities a new flexible modular software platform to help traffic managers “improve mobility for citizens”. MyCity includes traditional traffic management functionality such as traffic signal monitoring and control, car park guidance and VMS management and journey time monitoring whilst enabling the plug-in of new features such as EV […]

New ‘Working Safely during COVID-19’ government guidance published

The Government has issued new guidance for highways and construction companies work outside or onsite, inline with the latest announcements to get the country back to work. The guidance offers practical steps to enable employers to identify risks that COVID-19 creates and advises on measure to mitigate them. “This document is to help employers, employees […]

TfL bailout “always going to happen”

Transport for London’s financial woes existed long before the Coronavirus crisis and all that did was speed up the need for a bailout, according to a London Mayoral candidate Conservative Sean Bailey told London financial newspaper City AM’s daily podcast that “TfL was bankrupt, virtually, before Covid and I think it’s really important that we […]

York aims to ease traffic jams before they happen

The City of York is to try out a transport modelling solution which mixes traditional planning software with live traffic information to work out where traffic jams will form before they do so. The system from PTV can then be used to mitigate problems before they happen, which should lead to less congestion and improved […]

SafeSpace ensures safe distances are maintained via wearable technology

DKN Capital and LociLabs have developed a new low-cost wearable technology solution-SafeSpace, developed to help road workers maintain a space distance while continuing vital works. It is a unique social distancing tool that can be worn on the wrist or clipped to a belt and provides real-time audible, visual and vibrating alerts when a device […]

Lotus and Centrica join forces to ‘redesign’ electric vehicle ownership

Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, and British motor manufacturer Lotus are working together to develop a new model for electric vehicle ownership that fully integrates future mobility and energy. By making the car an extension of the home, capable of storing electricity, minimising emissions and generating new income by providing services to the […]

New industry guidance for asphalt preservation

A new industry guidance note from the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) and ADEPT provides best practice guidance and technical information for the application of asphalt surface course preservation treatments. Asphalt preservation involves the spray application of a sealant treatment onto bituminous-bound road surfaces that consequently restricts water ingress and inhibits binder oxidation. By providing […]

Hampshire CC’s infrastructure work to continue across the county

Hampshire County Council is set to resume construction work on its main infrastructure schemes including its road and flood prevention projects. Clearance work is currently under way on the £34.5 million Stubbington bypass scheme and preparations are now being made to resume construction from mid-May. Getting the construction work underway will see more work taking […]


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