Transport Scotland starts the search for bidders for A9 dualling programme

Transport Scotland has started the search for companies that would be willing to bid for work on its £115 million Highland A9 Dualling section project. It has started process with the publication of a Prior Information Notice today and it is expected that the contract will be awarded in the second half of 2022. Meanwhile, […]

New MD for P Ducker Systems

Specialist engineering company P Ducker Systems has appointed a new managing director from within its ranks to succeed long-serving Mike Rose. Nathan Lawson takes over at what PDS calls “a buoyant time” for the business. The company says a strong order book means revenues for its next financial year are already on course to be […]

North Yorkshire County Council is the latest local authority to join Safer Highways

North Yorkshire County Council and its teckal partner, North Yorkshire Highways, have become the latest local authority member of Safer Highways. They join the organisation ahead of a busy year of programmes, including Stamp It Out-the industry led campaign aimed at eradicating road worker abuse. Other programmes this year include; mental health including the Big […]

TWM Traffic Control Systems secures Wirral contract

TWM Traffic Control Systems has won a key contract to supply and install all electronic vehicle-activated signage in the Wirral Borough Council area. The deal secured by the Pilot Group division is worth almost £500,000 over the next three years and was won, the company says, “against tough industry competition”. The thorough tendering process covered […]

Driverless vehicles “could create more traffic congestion”

A type of driverless vehicle designed to reduce traffic congestion has been found to have the opposite effect according to researchers at The University of Western Australia. The study, published in the journal Science Direct, simulated the course of traffic in a double lane when multiple driverless vehicles of a specific type were introduced and […]

Edinburgh’s car-free plan for historic street

Motor traffic will be all but banned on George Street in Edinburgh under plans put forward by the City Council. Detailed artist’s impressions and a 3D fly-through illustrate how the street and surrounding area, within the UNESCO World Heritage Site, could look under the George Street and First New Town Public Realm Improvements Project. Planners […]

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