Shropshire to invest over £9 million in potholes and defects

Shropshire Council is to spend more than £9 million tackling potholes and defects on the county’s roads over the next 12 months. In total, £9.15 million has been awarded through the Government’s Pothole Fund, enough to repair around 20,000 potholes – the number reported to the council each year. This week the council and its […]

Highways Voices hears about technology advances in road surfaces

Pollution from tyre micro plastic particles could be one of the next big environmental challenges facing highways authorities, according to Campbell Waddell, Managing Director of surface testing specialists, R3 Ltd. Speaking as part of this weeks Highways News podcast, Highways Voices, Dr Waddell said that tyre manufacturers are putting a lot of research into the […]

Government funding confirmed for Lynton Cross improvements in Devon

Government funding has been confirmed for a £2.2 million road safety scheme on the A3123 in North Devon. Devon County Council introduced a series of safety measures at Berry Down Cross and Hore Down Gate on the A3123 last year – including a 40mph speed limit, new advance warning signs, solar-powered road studs, and high […]

Leader of Cumbria County Council calls for MPs to address maintenance cuts

The leader of Cumbria County Council has called on MPs to urge the Chancellor to address a cut made ‘without any notice’ to its roads maintenance budget. Chancellor Rishi Sunak will today set out the Government’s budget, outlining its spending plans for the coming year. One issue that the county council’s Labour leader, Stewart Young, […]

New partnership in the US takes road safety to another level

The Ray, a US-based highways and transport technology company has announced a extension to its partnership with road safety speacialists, 3M which will see the two companies partnering to build a ‘safe ecosystem’ for drivers, on the US public highways. The partnership will focus on examining the design and development of innovation opportunities including the […]

Fears about air quality with road traffic set to surge as lockdown lifts

Some of the UK’s largest cities have returned to near pre-pandemic levels, sparking fears about air quality, according tonnew data sourced by Siemens Mobility in partnership with HERE Technologies. Traffic across major cities in January 2021 remained at more than 80 percent (83.4%) of the levels seen before COVID-19 – despite the introduction of strict […]

TTF launches procurement guidance at online annual conference

A guide to best practice for local authorities procuring transport systems and innovative technology will be launched today at the 2021 Transport Technology Forum conference. The three-day online event entitled “Facing Up to the Transport Challenge in 2021” will hear how the guide has been drawn on experience across a number of local authorities, details […]

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