Highway Care makes two new board level appointments

Highway Care has announced two significant board appointments, following on from news of recent expansion plans and new partnership arrangements. Ben Duncker will become its new Business Development Director, from August 3. Mr Ducker will focus on bringing new innovations to market, whilst also focusing on strategic growth in their International and Security sectors. He […]

Chinese AV company starts fully driverless testing

WeRide, a Chinese autonomous vehicle specialist has become the first autonomous company to start fully driverless vehicle testing in China, as the world’s biggest auto market accelerates development of autonomous technologies. Three-year-old WeRide, backed by Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi, said started tests this week on open roads in a designated area of Guangzhou after the […]

Project Amber success highlighted in new framework document

The benefits of Project Amber, the successful highways framework initiative started by Blackpool Council and supported by the Local Councils Roads Improvement Group (LCRIG), can now be read about it a new published document. “Learn about the success of the Project Amber trial which has led to the creation of the Project Amber Framework contract […]

New £17.5 million road bridge in Lincolnshire near to completion

A new £17.5 million road bridge over the A1 near Grantham in Lincolnshire which will form part a key part of the town’s £102m Southern Relief Road is near to completion. The first set of 16 bridge beams were lifted into place over the west side of the A1 using a 250-tonne crane overnight earlier […]

Lancashire CC’s cabinet agrees £15.9 million highway improvements

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet has agreed a major package of improvements to roads after receiving an extra £15.9m from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Infrastructure Investment Fund. This will include repairs to roads damaged by storms earlier in the year, a project to fix rural ‘moss roads’, maintenance to traffic lights, drains and street lights […]

Local Welsh contractor begins work on A55

A Welsh contractor has begun improvement works on a North Wales junction on the A55. Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK was awarded the contract by the Welsh Government to make junction 19 of the A55 safer for commuters and to help manage congestion. The work will include widening the roundabout, the construction of safer crossings […]

America moves towards mandatory anti-drink-drive tech

Car manufacturers in America may soon be required to install technology that stops a car from moving if the driver is over the alcohol limit. The new transportation and infrastructure measure passed last week includes new car safety requirements including a provision requiring the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to, within five years, develop a […]

Highways England announces winners of technical framework

Highways England has announced that five consultants to have won places on its technical framework for regional delivery. Aecom, Atkins, Arup, Jacobs and a Capita Pell Frischmann joint venture will act as technical advisers to support the delivery of Highways England’s Road Investment Strategy 2 (RIS2). The consultants will have a role in advising and […]

Musk says Tesla “very close” to fully driverless

Tesla is “very close” to developing fully autonomous vehicles and could work out the basics of that technology as soon as this year. Bloomberg reports that CEO Elon Musk made the comments a prerecorded video played during the World AI Conference in Shanghai. He reiterated previous comments that the electric vehicle maker has solved most […]

Amey appoints new head for its Transport Infrastructure Business

Amey has appointed former Chief Operating Officer at J Murphy & Sons, Peter Anderson, as Managing Director of its Transport Infrastructure business. Mr Anderson has 30 years’ of experience in the transport sector, having transformed complex infrastructure businesses both nationally and internationally. Before joining Murphy in 2017, he spent more than 15 years at Balfour […]

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