Bridge move on HS2’s Interchange Station takes just 45 minutes

The second of four bridges have now been completed at HS2’s new Interchange Station,. The new bridge will carry the A452 and form part of a major remodelling of the local road network. This will advance the circulation of traffic around the UK’s new high-speed railway, integrating the existing network with the new station. The […]

Siemens Mobility installs air quality sensors for ADEPT SMART Places programme

Siemens Mobility has installed the first ZephyrS air quality sensors for the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport’s (ADEPT) SMART Places Live Labs programme. Data from the sensors will be fed back to the EarthSense MyAir® data web app and Siemens Mobility’s Stratos traffic management applications, enabling public health exposure models to […]

Eave secures funding to further improve noise protection for road workers

Technology noise protection start-up, Eave,  has secured a £2m investment from Pembroke VCT to help further improve noise protection standards for construction workers Eave already supplies many of the biggest construction companies in the UK—including Galliford Try Highways, Costain-Skanska Joint Venture, Ferrovial, VolkerLaser, Skanska-Costain-Strabag, and BAM Nuttall—and now aims to use Pembroke’s investment to boost its growth and […]

Portsmouth City Council unveils plan for improved transport after investment

Portsmouth City Council has unveiled plans for improving travel in the city after securing over £26m from the government’s Transforming Cities Fund. Working in partnership with Hampshire County Council and the Isle of Wight Council, the joint bid was awarded £55.6 million towards 23 public transport, walking and cycling schemes. The funding comes at a crucial […]

HE applies for Lower Thames Crossing planning permission

Highways England has officially logged its application to build the new Lower Thames crossing linking Essex and Kent to the east of the Dartford Crossing. This application has been received by the Planning Inspectorate and documents will be made available if the application is accepted for examination. The Planning Inspectorate website details how the Lower […]

Seven areas are the first to receive investment as part of the new Towns Deal

Barrow-in-Furness, Blackpool, Darlington, Peterborough, Norwich, Torquay and Warrington are set to be the first areas to benefit from up to £178.7m in new Town Deals. The seven communities are the first of 101 places to be offered a Town Deal and work will now begin with these areas to confirm final funding. In Torquay, £21.9m has been […]

Interserve re-appointed to the Eastern Highways Alliance Framework 3

Interserve has been re-appointed to the Eastern Highways Alliance Framework 3. Covering a total of ten councils in the East of England, the framework’s £400m contract will be shared between a number of suppliers, as reported by Highways News last week, with Interserve Construction on two out of three of the contracted projects. The framework has been […]

Union says driverless tube would cost £7bn

The rail union ASLEF has published details of what it says is a leaked document which estimates that introducing driverless trains onto the London Underground would be “economically unfeasible”. It says the detailed 26 page document – compiled in August – which came into the hands of ASLEF, says the cost would be £7 billion, […]

Refurbishment for footbridge over historic Roxburgh viaduct

Work starts tomorrow on giving a suspended footbridge over the River Teviot a refurbishment to improve its safety. Highways England are managing the work on the on the north side of the 19th century Roxburgh Viaduct – better known as the Teviot Viaduct. Built by the North British Railway in 1850, the distinctively curving 13-arch […]

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