Balfour Beatty wins contract to install moveable barrier to prepare for Brexit

Balfour Beatty has won a contract to install a moveable concrete barrier on the M20 to alleviate road congestion expected after the UK officially leaves the EU at the end of the year. The £21.8M Highways England contract, which was awarded in special circumstances, is for enabling and installation of the barrier near to Dover. […]

A52 Clifton Bridge could reopen ahead of schedule

The A52 Clifton Bridge in Nottingham may reopen ahead of schedule despite work originally expected to take longer. The bridge has been partially closed since February due to corrosion in its steel structure and Highways England previously said it was unlikely to reopen before next year but now believes it could happen sooner, possibly by […]

Reimagining road space for a healthier future

By Jason Milliet, CEO, MACE Consultancy When Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, announced a £2billion package to support active travel as the country emerges from the coronavirus crisis, he declared that Britain had a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to change the way people travel. Bolstered by an initial £250million of funding to support the quick […]

Worcestershire submits three bids for transport improvements to DfT

Worcestershire County Council has submitted three bids to the Department of Transport to support its strategic transport plan. The requests for investment are for the Rural Mobility Fund and the All Electric Bus Town, along with a portion of the COVID-19 Emergency Active Travel Fund. The Rural Mobility fund focuses on Demand Responsive Transport, a […]

American transport dept uses connected buses as wifi hotspots

Transport officials in the American city of Columbus have come up with a way to help disadvantaged people get online at home, by beefing up the wifi on their buses and parking them near homes. Central Ohio Transit Authority realised it had a way to help schoolchildren without internet connectivity cope with distance learning to […]

Highways England’s 15 year vision to ‘revolutionise’ road construction

Highways England has launched a 15-year plan to accelerate the use of digital technology in infrastructure to help ‘dramatically’ increase productivity and save billions of pounds. It also says the plan will ‘radically’ reduce disruption to the public as well as cutting the number of fatal building site accidents. Connected and autonomous plant (CAP) is […]

Northern Ireland to fast-track key road infrastructure projects

A number of strategic infrastructure scheme and key road projects are set to go ahead in Northern Ireland as part of plans to help aid economic recovery and community transformation, according to Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon. Within the Minister’s budget statement to the Assembly last Wednesday, she included the funding for the continued development of […]


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