Flintshire councillor calls for more money for road network

A local councillor in has called for more money to be made available to repair Flintshire’s roads. Deputy council leader Carolyn Thomas urged her colleagues to consider increasing the authority’s own allocation to nearer £1m. According to Deeside.com, she told a virtual cabinet meeting: “I am hoping that they (Welsh Government) will continue to fund […]

Highways England Project Management graduate wins highest accolade

A rising star who is constructing a successful career on Highways England’s Project Management Graduate Programme has been rewarded with one of the highest accolades in her field.  Emma Simpson, won the Young Professional of the Year Award at the Association of Project Management 2020 Awards (APM) thanks to her ‘incredible wor’k on many road improvement schemes across Lancashire, […]

Highways England’s 93 new gritters to make their debut this winter as Roads Minister reminds councils to be prepared

Roads Minister Baroness Vere has called upon local authorities across the country to ensure key transport routes to COVID-19 test centres are kept open and running smoothly this winter. Baroness Vere has written to councils urging them to ensure their supplies of salt and grit are topped up so that essential routes, such as those to hospitals and COVID-19 testing stations, are […]

Mottram to coast-to-coast Trans Pennie cycle route planned

Highways England is developing plans for a new mile-long combined footpath and cycleway as part of a £228 million bypass to improve journeys between Manchester and Sheffield, further supporting its work in this area. The cycle path would run alongside a new single carriageway road between Mottram Moor and Woolley Bridge, designed to separate Glossop […]

Semi-automation “creates complacency” – report

Drivers fidget with electronics and take both hands off the wheel more often as they develop trust in automated systems, researchers in America have discovered. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s AgeLab investigated how driving with automation such as adaptive cruise control and automatic lane keeping affected behaviour of […]


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