Need for a well trained highway workforce has never been higher, says RSTA

The need for a well-trained and competent highways workforce has never been higher as the impact of budgetary cutbacks, maintenance backlogs and extreme weather takes an ever increasing toll on the local road network, the RSTA has said. With local authorities having to reduce or even disband their inhouse training programmes, the Road Surface Treatments […]

More than 200 incursions in two months on the A19

More than 200 drivers have crossed bollards into a A19 roadworks construction site in just two months The incursions happened on the A19 between Norton and Wynyard, where work is being carried out to increase the dual carriageway to three lanes in both directions, reports the Hartlepool Mail. The story said that as a result, […]

Newcastle releases plan for carbon neutral ambitions

Newcastle Council has launched its draft plan with over 150 actions to help it become a carbon neutral city. The plans, which will be presented to the council’s climate change committee this week, bring together pledges from organisations, businesses and residents. The two main areas targeted in the plan are energy use in homes and […]

Road safety improvement works on A684 in Cumbria to start this week

Safety improvement work on the A684 in Cumbria will begin this week. The work, which has been funded as part of a £9.4m allocation to Cumbria County Council from the Department for Transport (DfT) Safer Roads Project will see improvements made on the A684 and A592 between Rheged and Windermere in 2020/21 and 2021/22. The main […]


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