Jim O’Sullivan to leave Highways England early next year

Highways England has announced the departure of its Chief Executive, Jim O’Sullivan-who will leave the organisation early next year. Mr O’Sullivan, who was appointed in 2015, has led the company’s delivery of the Government’s first multi-billion pound roads programme, making the country’s strategic road network safer and more reliable. He said: “The people in Highways […]

Highways England launches Delivery Plan 2020-2025 with 52 new schemes on the agenda

Highways England has promised to open 52 schemes across Road Invest Plan2 (RIS2) as well as delivering ‘wider activities’ beyond the traditional focus of road investment. This comes as the organisation launched its Delivery Plan 2020-2025, which sets out in detail how Highways England will deliver its strategic outcomes and measure success. The Delivery plan […]

A590 reconstruction work to start soon in Cumbria

Highways England is due to begin work on a major reconstruction project covering the stretch of the A590 in Cumbria. The work includesa £7 million carriageway re-construction and resurfacing of the whole dual carriageway section between Brettargh Holt and the M6. Maintenance work at the motorway roundabout including resurfacing work and the completion of new […]

New ‘Acceleration Unit’ launched to speed up transport infrastructure projects

A new ‘Acceleration Unit’ has been launched by the Department for Transport to help improve delivery times of major transport projects. The new team of specialists will join the Department for Transport (DfT) in order to tackle delays to infrastructure projects and drive forward progress on certain projects. The unit is set to be in […]

Driverless shuttle debuts at Wales Open golf

Some of the world’s best golfers are being part of a global first demonstration at Celtic Manor Resort in south Wales for the ISPS Handa Wales Open, with golfers and their caddies being transported in an autonomous shuttle. Coventry-based Aurrigo is behind the innovation and will be running a driverless transport service from the famous […]

Vehicle use in London returns to pre-crisis levels

A new study of Transport for London data suggests that road traffic levels in the capital are back to normal. The Centre for London’s analysis says this risks a return to poor air quality and increased congestion across the road network. It says the number of private cars on the city’s roads are now only […]


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