Suffolk looks to make the change to increase flooding resilience

Suffolk County Council’s flood risk management committee has published its recommendations following a meeting last month in which data indicated the number of road flooding problem area had increased by 60% in 18 months, leaving a backlog of more than 800 areas that could take a decade to fix. The committee has said that the authority needs […]

Work to start on active travel scheme near Inverness

Work on an active travel scheme to encourage more walking and cycling near Inverness is set to begin next week. The Raigmore Active Travel Link, which will go from the Raigmore estate and existing Golden Bridge to the Raigmore Interchange, will form part of the Inverness City Active Travel Network (ICATN). This route will allow […]

Shapps under pressure to act on Hammersmith closure

The Transport Secretary is under pressure from MPs in London to fund the reopening of Hammersmith Bridge, as he is being told the two-year closure had become an “international embarrassment”. The Evening Standard reports that London MPs have demanded Grant Shapps honours a pledge he made last September to “take control” of the project and reopen […]

Fibre sensing trial aims to improve air quality in Staffordshire

A new trial is testing the concept of using fibre optic sensing to detect vehicle movements using standard telecom fibres that run next to the roadside. Staffordshire County Council is working with Amey and Fotech to try the technology as part of the Department for Transport-funded £22.9m Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport […]


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