HE planning Brexit contingency test

Highways England is to test the contingency plans it’s drawn up to cope with any cross-channel disruption in Kent after the UK leaves the EU at the end of the month. From Friday 11 December, along with the Kent Resilience Forum, Highways England will carry out a live test to mobilise a moveable barrier system […]

US researching tyre rubber in asphalt

The US Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), in partnership with The Ray, a nonprofit proving ground for sustainable transportation technologies, has announced a research project to assess and compile existing research on the performance, environmental impacts and benefits of using ground tire rubber (GTR) in asphalt. The compiled research will result in a state of knowledge […]

Driver triggers 32 speed cameras in one trip

Police in the West Midlands have tweeted how they have stopped a BMW driver after he set off 32 speed cameras on one journey, potentially landing himself with nearly 100 penalty points. Central Motorway Police Group say he was caught doing 83 in a 60 mph roadworks limit on the M6. They say there was […]

Government commits to millions more for Crossrail

The Government’s going to pay another £825 million towards the completion of the over-running Crossrail project in London. Reuters reports that the grant will address the shortfall in Crossrail’s funding. This money is on top of the £2.15 billion it paid in 2018. Crossrail, known as the Elizabeth Line, will run east-west from Shenfield and […]

Kapsch teams up with Ford on tolling

The mobility technology company Kapsch is working with Ford on the motor manufacturer’s new Marketplace feature by providing access to tolling services. Via its Germany subsidiary tolltickets, vehicle owners to subscribe and pre-pay for a wide variety of tolling solutions. Kapsch says benefits include savings on standard tariffs, ease of transit across the various countries […]

Welsh Government publishes electric charging point strategy

The Welsh Government has published its strategy to achieve a substantial increase in the number of electric car charging points across the country. It is based on a vision that by 2025, all users of electric cars and vans in Wales are confident that they can access electric vehicle charging infrastructure when and where they […]

Works begins on new bridge to connect parts of Stafford and ease congestion

Work to install a new bridge has begun as part of a multi-million-pound road project which will support growth and ease congestion in Stafford. Seventy-two steel beams – each weighing 58 tonnes – will form the base of the bridge over the River Sow, providing the connection between Madford Retail Park and the section towards […]

One Millions Lives mental health campaign launched globally by Jacobs

A new mental health campaign aimed at changing one million lives across the world by encouraging more people to talk about mental health has formally been launched globally by Jacobs And supported by Safer Highways. The One Million Lives campaign was set up to promote positive mental health and wellbeing, provides a free mental health […]


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