Amey wins City of Bradford street lighting upgrade contract

Amey has been awarded a new contract with City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council to upgrade the street lighting in the district. The contract, which will run for the next four years, is worth circa £35 million, inclusive of a significant social value commitment within Bradford. Amey will provide services to survey the 56,500 street […]

Covid road closures “creating culture war”

It’s being claimed that changes to road layouts, and closures of some residential streets in response to the Covid-19 crisis and changes to travel patterns, are creating a “culture war”. The Telegraph reports that the initiative is facing growing resistance from local residents across England who believe it has led to increased congestion and pollution. […]

Stamp it Out calls for highways industry data on roadworker and incursions

Stamp it Out, the industry backed taskforce driving to eliminate abuse and incursions into closures on both the local and strategic network has appealed to their industry peers for data from the last three years around incidents of incursions and abuse. The group, led by Kari Sprostanova, Health and Safety Director, Balfour Beatty UKCS has […]

Members of Highway Care team awarded RoSPA Pride Awards

Highway Care has announced three members of staff have been awarded the RoSPA Pride Award 2020 for saving a colleague’s life. Seb Ward, HSEQ Manager, Tyley Boozer, Finance Administrator and Brett Southgate, Operations Supervisor have been given the RoSPA 2020 Inspiration Pride Award in honour of their courage, bravery and calmness in delivering CPR to […]

Traffic levels continue to grow

Traffic volumes continue to climb slowly back towards pre-Covid-19 levels across towns and cities in England, according to analysis of data by the Transport Technology Forum. This week’s data digest says figures suggest traffic is now less than 12 per cent below the baseline in February, with last Monday seeing a seven percent increase in […]

New 500-mile cycle vision for the West Midlands launched

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has launched the Starley Network, a new 500-mile cycling vision for the West Midlands.  The network represents a ‘new era’ for the region’s cycling network, which has been reimagined and re-branded to reflect the West Midlands’ ambitions following a surge in people taking to their bikes since the coronavirus pandemic, […]

Scotland’s largest EV charging station opens

A charging station with capacity for 26 vehicles has opened at Falkirk Stadium in Scotland’s Central Belt. The new EV station will generate over 30% of its electricity from its own solar canopy made up by 1272 panels covering an area of over 2,000sqm. It’s estimated this will save 75 tonnes of carbon per year. […]

TfN launches plans for its Northern Infrastructure Pipeline

Transport for the North (TfN) has set out its initial plans for a Northern Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP), a 30-year investment plan of infrastructure projects to underpin greener Northern growth. This £5 billion pipeline includes rail, road, active travel and smart ticketing proposals; some of which could be started over the next 6-18 months to help the economy ‘build back better’ after the COVID-19 pandemic, and help create around 20,000 construction and […]

E.ON and Nissan announce major V2G project milestone

The electricity firm E.ON and carmaker Nissan are looking for partners to expand a project demonstrating how electric vehicles could be used to support the UK power grid. Their installation at Nissan’s European Technical Centre in Cranfield, Bedfordshire is the first in a large-scale V2G trial co-funded by Innovate UK. The project will test and […]

Final calibration work to take place on the Queensferry Crossing

The Queensferry Crossing will partially close overnight this weekend to allow for the final calibration of structural health monitoring sensors on the bridge. The load verification test is one of the last remaining site activities for contractors FCBC. Traffic management will be put in place during the works which will see one carriageway of Queensferry […]

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