Areas at risk of flooding urged to apply for a share of £200m resilience programme

A transformative £200m programme to improve the resilience of communities at risk of flooding and coastal change across England has been started. The government’s new Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation programme, which is managed by the Environment Agency, will help support 25 areas to pilot new and creative approaches to improve resilience to flooding and […]

Work completed early on Southampton road recycling project

Work on a road recycling in Southampton has finished ahead of schedule, three days early. The work was completed by Hailsham Roadways (Roadways) as part of its first project as a new member of the Southampton City Council in partnership with Balfour Beatty Living Places supply chain. Roadways’ client took a strategic approach to road […]

Cadent becomes first utility company to join LCRIG

Cadent, the UK’s largest gas distribution network, has become the first utility company to join the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG). Cadent operates four of the UK’s eight gas distribution networks – North West, West Midlands, East and North London, which includes more than 80,000 miles of pipes, most of them underground, which transportgas […]

Heavier lorries will need a stronger road network, says Britpave

New government proposals to allow longer and heavier lorries of up to 48 tonnes call for stronger and more resilient motorways and dual carriageways warns Britpave, the infrastructure organisation.  As reported by Highways News, the Department for Transport (DfT) is to undertake a consultation on increasing the current load weight of lorries from 44 to […]

Westcotec ANPR camera systems deployed across RAF bases to promote road safety

Portable ANPR cameras have been supplied for deployment across Royal Air Force bases across the UK by road safety technology company, Westcotec. The company has said cameras will be used primarily to detect and deter unsafe actions by drivers and riders on RAF bases. The announcement follows two years of development work and careful liaison […]

A66 Trans-Pennine update due next week

Communities along the A66 Trans-Pennine route will get updated next week on the latest developments on the project. Highways England has said that specialist works have already taken place as part of the £1 billion project to transform the route. Since the summer, designers and enviornmental specialists have also been carrying out surveys to gain […]

TTF data project wins more recognition

Fresh from being awarded the Project of the Year prize at the ITS (UK) Awards, the Transport Technology Forum has been highly commended in a civil engineering awards ceremony for its work to understand changes in travel patterns due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Transport Technology Forum, working with Arup and White Willow Consulting, supported the […]

HE consults over A34 changes

Highways England has launched a new consultation about how to make the A34 west of Oxford safer and more reliable to drive on. It says it’s in the early stages of the work focussing on better understanding the current demands on the A34 between the M4 and M40, and the opportunities to reduce congestion and […]

AA calls for more roadworks during Lockdown 2

The President of the AA says reduced traffic during the latest Government restrictions due to its response to the Coronvirus crisis means road works could happen safely without causing congestion. Edmund King has told the BBC councils have a “unique opportunity” to fix potholes, road junctions and roadside drainage. He’s suggested local authorities should ask […]

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