Dipesh Shah announced as new Highways England chair

Highways England has announced Dipesh J Shah OBE will become its new chair to lead the government’s plans to ‘level up’ road infrastructure across the country. Following a competitive selection process he will take up the role on September 1st 2020 and will be responsible for the delivery of the second five-year Road Investment Strategy […]

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham switches CCTV enforcement to Videalert

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (LBBD) has upgraded its network of CCTV cameras after switching to a new hosted Videalert platform to enforce a wide range of moving traffic contraventions including weight limits, bus lanes, banned turns and box junctions. The five-year contract will see the replacement of the legacy Siemens attended and […]

Dorset Council to spend £9 million on upgrading and fixing highway network

Dorset Council has asked its Cabinet to approve plans to invest £9.1m toward repairing some of Dorset’s worst roads and improving others. Dorset’s share of the additional Transport Infrastructure Investment Fund, amounts to around £9.1m, with £7.7million awarded by the Department for Transport (DfT) in the form of a Pothole Action Fund specifically to tackle […]

Largest ever investment in active travel improvements in Wales

The Welsh Government has announced an investment £38 million to help further support active travel. This is the country’s largest ever investment in local active travel improvements and follows a £15.4 million fund already announced last month, the money will go towards projects that will support families getting to school and work by walking, cycling […]

Hundreds of miles of roads removed from NCN as Sustrans makes changes

Hundreds of miles of roads have been removed from the National Cycle Network (NCN) because they do not currently meet the standards set by Sustrans. The cycling and walking charity that maintains the nationwide collection of bike routes, is also making a number of changes to help cyclists plan their routes more easily. It says […]

Construction works start early on important Cambridgeshire level crossing project

Work on an important highways scheme in Cambridgeshire has started five months early. Groundworks have been started by contractor, Jones Bros Civil Engineering at the King’s Dyke level crossing project on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council. Work on the project will include building a new road and bridge over the Ely to Peterborough railway line, […]

New collaborative group formed to tackle the issue of roadworker abuse

A new industry-wide group has been set up to tackle the issue of roadworker abuse across the network. Formed in response to the growing issue of tackling the widespread abuse of workers, which happens at ‘alarming’ regularity, the group is focussed on three main objectives: *A change in the law to reflect the recent announcement […]


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