A55 improvements in Wales should be considered says Grant Shapps

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has also said he would work with a Welsh Labour Government on promised road and rail enhancements – if they retained power after May 6. On a visit to North Wales this week, he said the area played a key part in the Governments Union Connectivity Review. Mr Shapps said the […]

Morgan Sindall awarded contract for Carlisle Southern Link Road

Cumbria County Council has appointed Morgan Sindall Infrastructure to undertake the detailed design of the Carlisle Southern Link Road, that will connect Junction 42 of the M6 with the A595 at Newby West. The appointment follows a competitive procurement process which commenced last summer. The road will play a vital role in supporting both the […]

JCB’s PotholePro reaches the Highlands on nationwide tour

JCB’s pothole fixer arrived in the Highlands this week as part of a nationwide mission to fix Britain’s roads.  The company launched the JCB PotholePro earlier this year – a machine that can repair a pothole in less than eight minutes, four times quicker than standard methods and at half the cost of current solutions.  […]

Road Safety Trust announces further funding for four new projects

The Road Safety Trust has announced that four projects have been awarded funding to help improve road safety. This now takes the total of funded projects to eight projects that have been awarded in total since February 2021, to a value of approximately £300,000. The Small Grants Plus Programme was opened in September to applications […]

First LCRIG #AsktheDfT event attracts more than 100 attendees

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group’s (LCRIG) first ever #AsktheDft event attracted more than 100 attendees with members able to put their questions directly to senior personnel.  The Department for Transport (DfT) representatives who took part in the exclusive session were Matthew Eglinton, Head of Local Roads Maintenance and Resilience, Local Infrastructure; and Darren Capes, ITS Policy Lead, Traffic and Technology […]


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