Major improvement works begin on A46 project

Warwickshire County Council and key strategic partners Coventry City Council and Warwick District Council have announced the start of major improvement works to the A46 Stoneleigh Junction, following a contract award to Colas-SIAC Limited. The £38m scheme will be funded by Warwickshire County Council, The Department for Transport, the West Midlands Combined Authority with developer […]

TomTom offers road safety warning system

Location technology company TomTom has collaborated with the European Commission-backed Data for Road Safety initiative to develop a ready-to-deploy system to warn drivers about dangerous driving conditions. The Dutch firm says by using connected car technologies, vehicles can detect and warn occupants about dangerous road conditions – for example, when roads are slippery and that […]

HE uses virtual reality for training

Highways England is testing a virtual reality solution for training its staff, using sensor-equipped headsets to give staff an exposure to “real world” motorway scenarios. The installation by specialist companies Old Barn Audio, Martin Audio and Magic Beans at a warehouse in Derbyshire (pictured) creates what they call an immersive environment with stereoscopic 3D headsets […]

M Group Services purchases Skanska’s infrastructure services operation

M Group Services has announced the purchase of Skanska UK’s infrastructure services operation, with completion expected to take place in 2021. With revenue of £320 million in 2019, Skanska’s infrastructure services operation includes; highways maintenance, street lighting, rail and highways projects. With around 1,500 people operating long-term contracts through established relationships with their clients, including […]

Humber Bridge bans cash payments

The operators of the Humber Bridge have announced they won’t be accepting cash payments again. They stopped taking cash in June saying it’d help protect staff from contracting Covid and say that since then drivers have “embraced” cashless payments and that applications for the HumberTAG free flow solution have “rocketed”. In a statement the operators […]

Kier makes great strides with inclusivity in the workplace

Tracey Collins is the talent, development and inclusion manager at Kier Highways, primarily acting as the driving force behind creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace. Here, Tracey explains how Kier Highways became a Disability Confident Employer and later, became the first company in the UK construction sector to become a Disability Confident Leader. By providing […]

Cimcon lighting and smart city technology further’s Suffolk’s Live Labs project

Suffolk County Council is set to install Cimcon’s NearSky smart city platform and smart lighting controls to transform the county’s public services, generate income, reduce roadway congestion and increase public safety, and security. The county is deploying 700 CIMCON intelligent sensors utilising both CIMCON’s LightingGale Central Management System (CMS) and NearSky 360 smart city platform […]

Infrastructure Northern Ireland invests in zero and low emission buses

Infrastructure Northern Ireland has invested in 145 low and zero emission buses representing an investment of around £66 million. The programme will include the buses supplied by local firm Wrightbus and the associated infrastructure.  This will form a key part of Translink’s Net Zero Emissions Strategy and will be fundamental in creating cleaner and greener transport, said the department. The 100 […]

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