Leicester roads to be improved in £3.1m investment

Some of Leicester’s busiest roads are to undergo a programme of resurfacing work and junction improvements latwer this month. Leicester City Council has secured funding from the Department for Transport under the latest round of the 2019/20 Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund, to resurface its Welford Road and nearby approach roads. The first phase of […]

Lack of charging infrastructure is a barrier to EV uptake, say new survey

A lack of charging points across the UK is still the main barrier that is preventing more electric vehicle uptake, according to a survey published by Mitite, the facilities management specialists. More than 90% of those surveyed (which were Mitie employees) said that the move to EV was positive with the same percentage of people […]

E-scooters should be legalised, but not on pavements says Transport Select Committee

E-scooters should be legalised on the roads but not on pavements, according to the Transport Select Committee. The Committee said that e-scooters offered a ‘greener’ alternative to vehicles. Currently, privately-owned e-scooters are banned to use in the UK anywhere except on private land. A number of trials of rented e-scooters are taking place across the […]

Junction improvement project in Somerset town wins national award

A multi-million pound scheme to improve the roads in Yeovil, Somerset roads has been recognised with a national award. The Somerset County Council schemes, which faced public criticism, were completed over 18 months and were put in place to upgrade the town’s western corridor, with a number of roundabouts becoming signal-controlled junctions. In total, six […]

Proposals to alleviate congestion in Nuneaton in place

Plans to alleviate congestion around Nuneaton have been released by Warwickshire County Council. The Transforming Nuneaton project will see the biggest investment in infrastructure in the town in decades and will see huge changes including the removal of the iconic ‘Dandelion’ roundabout, as well as the removal of one-way systems. The investment will  come from […]

Work on 35 HE schemes in the East of England now complete

Work on 35 strategic road schemes in the East of the country have been completed over the summer period, the organisation has announced. During June, July and August, Highways England carried out 35 improvement schemes in the East at a cost of £13.3 million. This work included the resurfacing of 37 lane miles of road […]

Lancashire adopts changes to winter service plan to help drive efficiencies

Lancashire County Council’s gritting policy is set to change this winter meaning that in some dry conditions, less salt will be spread on routes than has previously been the case at the corresponding temperature. However, wetter weather will often see more grit used compared to the current standard. Up until now, the policy was based […]

New game lets people design their own congestion charging model

A new game has been launched which allows players to optimise traffic in a virtual San Francisco by designing a road user charging system. “Congestion pricing is a tool that has been used successfully by cities around the world to reduce congestion,” the designers of Unclog Fog City write.  “Like those cities, San Francisco could use congestion pricing to keep traffic moving, increase roadway safety, […]

Another study supports AV congestion-reduction benefits

A team of transport modellers at Michigan Technological University have released a study which once again confirms that having cars with some driverless capabilities on the roads reduces congestion and makes roads safer. In the catchily named paper “A distributionally robust stochastic optimisation-based model predictive control with distributionally robust chance constraints for cooperative adaptive cruise […]

Highways England plan to protect workers with new inflatable barrier

A new airbag is being trialled in the Midlands in a bid to reduce the number of motorists that mistakenly drive into work areas putting the drivers and road workers at risk. The trial, being carried out with partners Kier, will initially use the barrier on a slip road at the A45/A46 Stivichall interchange in […]


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