Two Somerset councils to work closely to repair vital coastal road

Somerset County Council is preparing to fund a West Somerset coastal defence that will help protect an important costal road in the county. The County Council will work with Somerset West and Taunton Council – the Coastal Protection Authority – to deliver and maintain the rock armour. The investment of up to £4m is being […]

Latest TTF data suggests potential watershed in traffic flows

Analysis of traffic flows across more than a hundred English local authority areas which cover cities, towns and rural areas suggests that last week could be the last without a morning traffic peak across the nation, even though average levels were still well below what they were pre-lockdown. The Transport Technology Forum gathers data from […]

New £12m funding package to help encourage EV use

A £12 million funding package has been announced by the Department for Transport (DfT) that will help provide more electric vehicle charging points as part of plans to increase EV usage. The announcement, made on the first World EV Day, includes plans that could see green-coloured parking spaces, charge points at popular destinations and dedicated EV sites […]

Telent extends TfL contract

Technology and network services company Telent has extended its Traffic Control Maintenance contract with Transport for London by a year. It’ll continue to supply, install and maintain more than 3,000 traffic control assets for TfL, including traffic signals, Variable Message Signs and Over-height Vehicle Detection systems. Since it took on the contract in 2014, Telent […]

Speeding is more likely through 30mph zones, says new DfT statistics

The majority of car drivers exceed the speed limit on 30mph roads, according to the Department of Transport’s latest Vehicle Speed Compliance Statistics. The statistics reveal that 54% of cars were driven too fast during free-flow conditions last year, despite these routes mostly being through residential areas and towns and cities with lots of pedestrians […]

COVID-19 Local Highways Safe Operating Procedures guidance launched

New Protecting Your Workforce guidance has been released for the highways sector on Local Highways Safe Operating Procedure. It is based on the Construction Leadership Council site operating procedures Volume 5, published in July and has been adapted for the local highways sector where appropriate. The Construction Leadership Council Use of Face Coverings in Construction […]

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