Traffic cop gets last laugh with Red X-ignoring driver

A motorway policeman has taken to Twitter to tell of his stories on patrol on the M62, including how a driver got his comeuppance for ignoring a red X on the motorway. PC Martin Willis, who goes under the Twitter name Motorway Martin was attending a breakdown on the motorway and had placed his car […]

Welsh Government reveals A483 options to help address congestion issues

The Welsh Government is to launch a public consultation following the launch of the preferred options for changes along the A483 in Wrexham. The A483 is one of the main connecting routes between North and South Wales, and between North Wales and the Midlands. It is vital route for freight travelling from the UK, Ireland […]

Reduction in M6 Toll price is helping local businesses

A move to reduce the cost of journeys on the M6 Toll Road is helping local business bounce back after the coronavirus crisis, says the company that manages the Toll. The company halved fares for drivers leaving the road at local plaza junctions as part of the Let’s Get The Midlands Moving campaign. The toll price for […]

Ford and Bosch trialling self-driving parking

A new trial to test self-parking technology for connected cars is getting underway in the American city of Detroit. Ford Motor Company has teamed up with technology firm Bosch and commercial property provider Bedrock to test whether vehicles can drive and park themselves. They say this is America’s first infrastructure-based solution for automated valet parking. […]

HE explains A14 junction traffic signal outage

Highways England has taken to Facebook to explain to people in Cambridgeshire why traffic lights are currently off on a busy junction on the A14, after some drivers complained about “near misses” on the roundabout. The post gives an update on the work at the Milton Interchange which links the A14 with the A10 north […]

Driverless vehicles could end the need for traffic police

A senior academic in America has written a paper arguing that the introduction of driverless vehicles onto the world’s roads could mean there is no more need for human enforcement. Clifford Winston, a Senior Fellow at Searle Freedom Trust argues that autonomous vehicles could virtually eliminate the need to use police resources to enforce traffic […]

EST completes Highways England’s largest micro-surfacing operation

The largest ever micro-surcaing operation has been completed on the strategic network by EST. Working for Tarmac, EST’s work included applying approximately 115,000m² of Cold Applied Ultra-Thin Surfacing (CAUTS) tothe carriageway around the A1/A421 Black Cat roundabout, using Eurovia’s BBA HAPAS approved proprietary Micro-surfacing product, GripFibre®. The project was delivered across two weekends in August. […]

Work continues to progress on Clifton Bridge project

Highways England has reported good progress with its Clifton Bridge project. Clifton Bridge eastbound was closed in February following the discovery of corroded steelwork within the concrete confines of the bridge. Engineers are currently working within the hollow concrete chambers underneath the structure which house the steelcables required to pull the bridge together and take […]

American universities open centre focussing on driverless navigation safety

America’s Department of Transportation has awarded nearly US$2 million (£1.5 million) towards a research consortium investigating and developing solutions to autonomous vehicle safety and security challenges. The consortium researchers led by Ohio State University working with experts from the University of California, Irvine will establish a new Tier 1 University Transportation Center focussing on the […]


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