Feasibility study planned for Scotland-NI tunnel

It’s expected that plans for a feasibility study into the building of a tunnel between Scotland and Northern Ireland will be recommended this week. The Sunday Telegraph reported that a review by Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy should say that civil servants should formally appraise the plans for “a fixed link” between the two […]

All highways and transport companies can get access to free covid tests

Highway and transport companies of all sizes can now register to order free lateral flow Covid tests for their employees from the government. All local authorities in England are now offering rapid lateral flow testing for small businesses if they can’t offer rapid workplace testing. Businesses can find their local test site online, as well. As […]

RTPI calls for more tree planting on streets

The Government’s focus on the vital role of trees in new housing developments should be expanded to include existing properties, says the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). While welcoming plans to ensure residents in new developments have access to ‘tree-lined streets’, the RTPI points out that all communities should benefit from the many positives of […]

Galliford Try’s Highways business wins final phase of Grantham Southern Relief Road

Galliford Try’s Highways business has been awarded the third and final phase of the Grantham Southern Relief Road by Lincolnshire County Council. This stage of the project, which commences in April, will be worth £48m to the business and follows on from works on phase two which are currently making good progress and expected to […]

GRAHAM wins contract for Scotland’s first opening road bridge

GRAHAM, the civil engineering firm, has won a £79.5 million contract for a bridge that will provide a direct road link between Clydebank and Renfrewshire in Scotland. Work is due to start in the next few months to create Scotland’s first opening road bridge, which will provide direct road access between Renfrew and the boundary […]

Lancashire County Council cabinet agrees to £45 million highways investmeny

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet has agreed a major programme of investment in vital transport infrastructure including roads, streetlights, bridges, flood prevention measures, and cycling and walking improvements as part of a package worth £45.8m over the next year. This will include a £30.3m to resurface roads and prevent potholes appearing following the damage caused during […]

Data from Scottish Street Gazetteer integrated into the OS MasterMap Highways Network

All street data in Great Britain is now in one single dataset for the first time, after data from the Scottish Street Gazetteer has been integrated into the Ordnance Survey (OS) MasterMap Highways Network and Open USRN (unique street reference numbers). This has seen a collaboration between the Geospatial Commission, Scottish Government and Scotland’s Improvement […]


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