Pembrokeshire County Council is awarded £7m grant funding for transport projects

A huge range of transport improvement and active travel projects are to be carried out in Pembrokeshire, thanks to a £6.928 million grant funding awarded to Pembrokeshire County Council from Welsh Government. The projects will benefit local communities all over the county, said Cllr Phil Baker, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure. He said: “A wide range […]

Government announces £38 million for major new Devon road scheme

A new road scheme to improve journey times, provide new cycling and walking routes and support the construction of thousands of homes in Devon has received more than £38 million of government funding. The project will see a major overhaul of key transport links in the county, including plans to upgrade the A382 and build […]

Government supports Living Streets’Walk to School Outreach programme

A green initiative aimed at encouraging hundreds of thousands of children to walk to school has received £2.1 million in government support, Transport Minister Chris Heaton-Harris announced. The funding will help walking charity Living Streets extend its Walk to School Outreach programme to more than 1,000 primary schools across the country. The initiative, which has been running […]

Shapps mooting a Wales-Ireland tunnel

The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is suggesting the government might build a tunnel between Wales and Ireland, as an alternative to a plan to build a link to Scotland. Nation.Cymru reports that he’s told the Financial Times that it might better connect Britain with Northern Ireland and that he said that the original idea of […]

Footage shows driver on phone narrowly avoid hitting police in HGV ‘supercab’

Highways England has published footage of a lorry driver veering across a lane and nearly crashing into an unmarked lorry containing Police officers on the lookout for people using their phones at the wheel. The two officers in the HE “Supercab” on the M40 in Warwickshire spotted the driver using his phone. It’s one of […]

Ofgem delivers £300 million down payment to rewire Britain’s roads

Energy regulator Ofgem is planning to help power the electric vehicle revolution, with motorway service areas and key trunk road locations across the country set to get the cabling they need to install 1,800 new ultra-rapid charge points, tripling the current network. reports a further 1,750 charge points will be supported in towns and […]

Kier Highways announces two additions to its senior leadership team

Kier Highways has announced two new appointments to the Highways Senior Leadership Team. This has seen Louise McMahon promoted from business integration manager to head of strategy and business improvement. Neil Wilson is now also on the Highways Senior Leadership Team as the Kier Highways head of safety, heath, environment and assurance (SHEA).   In […]


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