Safer Highways launches free membership offer to local authorities

Local authorities are being offered the chance to help shape improvements in the future of health, safety and wellbeing on the public highway with the introduction of free membership to Safer Highways. The move follows a clear intention by Safer highways to ensure that its vision for safer road workers, safer road user is applied […]

Galliford Try’s Highways confirms start of M56 upgrade project

Galliford Try has confirmed that its Highways business has begun work on an £85m contract to upgrade the M56 near Manchester Airport. The scheme, being constructed on behalf of Highways England, will see the stretch between junctions 6-8 of the motorway upgraded, with the current hard shoulder becoming a permanent traffic lane. The Highways team […]

Quality Marking Services to take on single largest independent retro-reflectivity survey

Quality Marking Services, supported by Safer Highways, is to undertake the single largest independent retro-reflectivity survey within the UK to coincide with the 12 month anniversary of the release of CS 126. Covering approximately 3,000 miles and taking in sections from all area networks around the country, the route shall start at Land’s End and […]

FLIR adds AI to traffic cameras

Traffic camera maker FLIR has added artificial intelligence to its traffic camera software which it says optimises traffic flow on roads and at intersections. It says that, combined with its Acyclica cloud platform its ThermiCam and TrafiCam cameras can be used by cities to apply AI-camera data to predict traffic, prevent congestion and potential accidents, […]

Lincolnshire Council reports good progress after investing in 13 new highway crews

Since May, 13 new highways crews have been working on Lincolnshire’s roads to identify and rectify even more problems, according to Lincolnshire Council. The council said it has invested £3.9m in the new crews in April to carry out more maintenance jobs that the council might normally struggle to complete, and allow existing maintenance gangs […]

DfT committs £60m funding for A361 North Devon Link Road

The Department for Transport (DfT) has committed £60m in funding for the A361 North Devon Link Road widening project in the South West. Works include widening of three sections of the Link Road, covering 7.5km, to create three traffic lanes, two in one direction and one in the other direction. The major project, being led […]

Scottish government committs £500 million to bus priority infrastructure

The Scottish Government has committed £500m of funding for bus priority infrastructure, continuing its programme of investment. The Bus Partnership Fund will support local authorities, in partnership with bus operators, to tackle the negative impact of congestion on bus services so that bus journeys are quicker and more reliable – encouraging more people to travel […]

GRID Smarter Cities joins HS2 innovator programme

The parking and kerbside management company GRID Smarter Cities has been selected as one of five technology firms to join the High Speed 2 rail line Innovation Accelerator Programme. It’s hoped GRID Smarter Cities technology will help HS2, its contractors and site personnel to better manage commercial freight movements and activities, especially in congested urban areas […]

Dyer & Butler join RSTA

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA), the focal point for the road surface maintenance industry has welcomed Dyer & Butler as a new member. Dyer & Butler is a multi-disciplined engineering services specialist focused on essential infrastructure including highways, aviation and rail. Dyer & Butler, part of the M Group Services transport division, directly employs […]

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