Dublin’s M50 to get overhead gantries and variable speed limits

Dublin’s M50 is to become a ‘dynamic motorway’ with variable speed limits and the ability to close individual lanes and junctions using “Red X” signals on almost 100 overhead gantries A major publicity campaign to inform drivers of how to interpret and respond to the new regime is to be launched in late June or […]

Isle of Wight reports huge savings since switch to LED streetlighting

Hundreds of thousands of pounds have been saved by the Isle of Wight Council in the last five years after it installed LED streetlighting. Figures from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government show in 2019/20 the council spent £926,000 on street lighting costs. In 2014/15, however, the year after the Isle of Wight […]

Self-driving cars to travel up to 37 mph on motorways

Self-driving cars will be allowed to go up to 37 mph on motorways before a driver has to take control, the Government has confirmed. It said the first driverless vehicles could be on the road network by the end of this year. Following a ‘landmark’ call for evidence, the government has set out how vehicles fitted […]

Kier Highways wins a six-month contract extension from Birmingham Highways

Kier Highways has been awarded a six-month extension from Birmingham Highways Ltd (BHL) on its Birmingham Interim Services Contract (ISC). The contract, which Kier was appointed to in April 2020, was initially due to run for 15 months (with the option to extend) and it includes the city’s traffic operations, planned and reactive maintenance, inspections […]


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