Blackpool Council releases ‘unique’ small pavement framework

Blackpool Council has released a unique framework open to all Local Council Roads Improvement Group (LCRIG) members. The framework attempts to ‘level the playing field and opens up opportunities for SMEs to drive innovation by making things faster, cheaper and better for long term economic benefit. The Council is seeking to appoint up to 16 […]

LCRIG appoints Martin Duffy as Interim Chief Executive

The Local Council Roads Improvement Group (LCRIG) has announced that Martin Duffy will become its Interim Chief Executive. Mr Duffy has nearly 40 years of experience in the highways sector and started his career in local government in the early 1980s. Over the past 20 years he has held a number of high profile roles […]

Scottish Government provides more money to extend e-bike scheme

The Scottish Government is providing £900,000 to encourage the uptake of e-bikes across Scotland. Local authorities, public sector agencies, community groups and further and higher education institutions can now apply for money to adopt e-bikes, adaptive bikes and e-cargo bikes as an alternative to car journeys. For the first time, the eBike Grant Fund delivered […]

Safer Highways announces new date for SHAwards

Safer Highways has announced a new date for its SHAwards-the only sector specific awards dedicated to Health, Safety and Wellbeing and voted for by the industry it serves. The SHAwards brings together the whole of the health, safety and wellbeing sector as a platform for recognition for those dedicated to improving the lives of road […]

Salford Council to make £18.8m worth of road improvements

Salford City Council  is to make £18.8 million worth of improvements to Trafford Road to improve access. The release of £14.3 million from the Local Growth Deal funding and Mayor’s Cycling and Challenge Fund was approved at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority meeting recently. Salford City Council will invest £4.5 million which has mainly come […]

Three road and bridge projects in Greater Manchester go ahead after infrastructure spend

Three projects in Greater Manchester have been given confirmation they are to proceed, following the Prime Minster’s announcement on infrastructure earlier this week. Daisy Hill bridge deck replacement in Bolton will receive £2.5m from the Government, along with £500,000 of local funding, to proceed. Highway drainage improvements in Tameside will receive £1.11m from the Government along […]

South Shropshire project to protect roads from flooding gets the green light

A new project that will help protect some roads in South Shropshire from flooding has been given the go-ahead. The work to protect the roads from flooding will receive £2.6m from the Government, along with £400,000 of local funding, to proceed. It is one of 29 local road projects which are receiving a share of £100 […]

Norfolk CC searches for contractor for Norwich Western Link road

Norfolk County Council is looking for a contractor to deliver its new £100m link road-the Norwich Western Link-which will connect two roads to the north-west of the city, was approved by the Department of Transport in May. The council has launched the procurement process to find a firm a design and build the 3.9 mile […]

Ford chooses HERE to enable hands-free driving

Ford has chosen mapping company HERE to support its technology to allow semi-autonomous driving in vehicles. HERE is providing the mapping platform to detail which roads across the US and Canada would be safe for Ford cars to take over control from the driver in what Ford is branding “Hands-Free Driving”. Ford uses the HERE […]

Bridgestone and Microsoft develop tyre monitoring solution

The world’s biggest tyre maker, Bridgestone is working with Microsoft to develop what they call a world-first monitoring system for detecting tyre damage issues in real-time. They say the issue is serious, with 30% of all car accidents caused by technical failure. They say that while pressure issues, wear and fatigue are covered by existing […]


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