More than 22,000 people to work on Lower Thames Crossing project

Highways England has revealed it expects at least 22,000 people to work on the Lower Thames Crossing scheme, the country’s largest road programme since the M25 was built 35 years ago. It says the new crossing will almost double road capacity between Kent and Essex, ease congestion across the region, and divert more than 13 […]

Urban Airport wins government grant

Urban Air Port Air-One has been selected as a winner of the government’s Future Flight Challenge to develop aviation infrastructure and systems that enable the next generation of electric and autonomous air vehicles. Air-One® is a world-first fully-operational hub for future electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft – such as cargo drones and air […]

Campaigners call for average speed cameras on notorious road in West Midlands

A campaign’s been launched calling for average speed cameras to be installed on a busy road in the town of Halesowen to the west of Birmingham. Local paper the Halesowen News reports that a Councillor is leading the calls for cameras to cover Stourbridge Road, which has a 30mph limit. In 2019 it was announced […]

Colas joins the Social Value Portal

Colas has partnered with the Social Value Portal and is rolling out the use of their measurement tool as its aligns with the National Themes, Outcomes and Measures (TOMs) framework. Adopted by more than 60 public sector authorities, including many of Colas’ clients, the National TOMs is the most popular and widely used Social Value measurement framework […]

French firm Sopra Steria wins HE’s NTIS contract

Highways England has awarded Sopra Steria the National Traffic Information Service contract to provide round-the-clock real-time traffic information about England’s busiest roads. Highways England describes the NTIS service as a “vital tool” for its operations teams and the emergency services to keep traffic moving and respond to incidents as efficiently as possible, and also helps […]

Touchless technology to be trialled at six pedestrian crossings in Rhondda Cynon Taf

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is set to trial touchless pedestrian crossing technology at six sites across the area. The trial is funded by Welsh Government as part of its support for sustainable transport measures in response to COVID-19. The new setup will allow pedestrians to activate each of the signal controlled crossings by moving their […]

Australian breakthrough in V2X collective perception messaging

Few drivers would be unfamiliar with the shock and panic of having to avoid a pedestrian who has suddenly walked out onto oncoming traffic from behind a parked bus or truck. These incidents are commonplace and often fatal, but Australian scientists have made a substantial breakthrough in showing how a connected intelligent transport system can […]

Six companies given highway improvement contracts by West Sussex Council

Contracts, worth a total of up to £15million, have been awarded to six companies for a range of highway improvements in West Sussex. In September, the council announced more than £19million worth of improvement works are set to take place on West Sussex’s roads and footways until March 2021. The successful bidders for planned road, […]

First phase of Windy Habour to Skippool bypass in Lancashire to start next week

The first phase of works on the A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool bypass in Lancashire will start next week, according to Highways England. Work will include the bypassing of Singleton village with a new dual carriageway linked to new junction arrangements along the existing A585 at Windy Harbour and Skippool, helping ease congestion, and improve […]


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