Martin Duffy to be Chair of North Yorkshire Highways

Martin Duffy has been announced as Chair of NY Highways, the company created by North Yorkshire County Council to give greater flexibility to its highway maintenance delivery. Mr Duffy brings with him 40 years’ experience in the industry. He started his career in the highways sector in local government in the 1980s. During the past […]

New industry-wide forum platform, talk-mobility, launches

The IHE, along with respected industry marketing and public relations consultant, Helen Blood, has launched a new online industry-wide platform aimed at helping the highways and ITS sectors to develop through collaboration. The portal, called talk-mobility, aims to use the ‘power of conversation’ to help those working across the entire supply chain on both the […]

Highways England searches for consultants to join its Cost Planning Service Provider Framework

Highways England is looking for consultants to join its Cost Planning Servive Provider Framework 2021, which provides cost estimating for road projects. The Cost Planning function is responsible for delivering cost planning services which ensures that the business has detailed cost information to make properly informed business decisions and that governance is maintained. The cost […]

Technology journalism legend stresses the importance of the business case

The latest Highways Voices podcast from Highways News hears a stark warning for the transport technology industry to always remember that behind every great idea, there must be a solid business case. Legendary Tomorrow’s World presenter Michael Rodd features in this week’s podcast saying that inventors of clever technology must “actually go through the whole […]

Cambridgeshire County Council transfers highway services to Milestone Infrastructure

Cambridgeshire County Council is to transfer its highways services contract from Skanska to Milestone Infrastructure Ltd. The change comes after Skanska said a review by its parent company determined that would divest from its delivery arm which includes council highways services. Skanska has been the county’s highways contractor since 2013, when it took over a […]

Rochdale brings highway maintenance services in-house

Rochdale council is set to bring all highways maintenance functions back in-house in a move which will give the authority more control and flexibility over how it delivers the vital service. As well as giving the council more control over the delivery of the crucial service, the changes will allow for a more flexible approach […]

East of England needs to continue to embrace active travel, conference hears

The East of England needs to embrace active travel to help it emerge from the pandemic, a conference has heard. This was the message highlighted at this week’s annual Transport East conference, which was held online, and opened by Transport Minister Baroness Vere. Ms Vere said it was important that as the country emerged from […]

Colas appoints David Ogden as Operations Director

Colas has announced the arrival of David Ogden as its new Operations Director. He joins the company with responsibility for the regional contracting activities in highways and aviation across the UK. For over 20 years, Mr Ogden has successfully delivered divisional and national accountabilities in operational, commercial, procurement and financial disciplines within the Construction, Utilities […]

Local authorities awarded more than £5 million for innovative air quality projects

Local authorities across England have been given more than £5 million in government funding to deliver innovative projects to improve air quality. The funding, from the government’s Air Quality Grant, helps councils develop and implement measures to benefit schools, businesses and communities and reduce the impact of air pollution on health. These projects complement the […]


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