New lead for Costain’s Highways England account team

Simon Ellison has been appointed as Costain’s Highways England client director and will be responsible for maintaining and developing the relationship of our longstanding client. A chartered engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Simon joined Costain in 1997 and has held several senior leadership roles including highways sector director. Commenting on the […]

Enhancing Site Safety with Active Channel Management

Traffic Group Signals have provided Highways News with this insight into reliable communications within traffic management Reliable communications are at the heart of safe, modern day traffic management. But with the radio spectrum filling, communications congestion can hinder reliability and site safety. Dr Darren Hudson of Traffic Group Signals explains why the adoption of Active […]

Videalert unveils mobile demonstration vehicle to showcase moving traffic capabilities

CCTV enforcement solutions provider Videalert has unveiled a new mobile demonstration vehicle designed to show how the company’s technology can enforce moving traffic contraventions. The company says the vehicle is equipped with a complete suite of traffic and parking enforcement applications, has individual monitors and perspex screens enabling covid-secure demonstrations to be safely conducted in any location. “This mobile demonstration facility will be of […]

Cumbria first in Europe to trial innovative new plastic roads product

Cumbria County Council, working with surfacing partner Hanson, is to begin a project investigating the sustainability and suitability of using additives derived from waste plastics as part of their highways surfacing programme to reducing carbon footprint and provide a more resilient road network, as part of the ADEPT SMART Places Live Labs Programme, a £22.9 […]

Bridgend factory in the frame to build Teslas

There’s speculation that Tesla may be in the market to buy Ford’s factory in Bridgend when it comes on the market in the summer. The Telegraph reports that the property consultant CBRE selling the plant, which closed last September and comments that there is “fevered speculation” that Tesla owner Elon Musk is planning a major […]

Fall in road funding this year could pay for 9.5 million pothole repairs, says LGA

Councils could repair more than 9.5 million extra potholes with the funding lost from local road maintenance budgets this year, analysis by the Local Government Association reveals today. Overall capital funding allocated to councils for local road maintenance this year by the Department for Transport is £1.39 billion – down from £1.78 billion in 2020/21. […]

Automatic warnings for truckers being trialled in American state

The US state of North Carolina is testing a system to issue an in-cab alert to lorry drivers about incidents ahead of them. The idea is to help drivers react more quickly to stopped traffic or major slowdowns, making roads safer. The state’s DOT partnering with a Canadian company Drivewyze, which will power the service […]

South Gloucestershire Council starts consultation process on A4174 improvements

South Gloucestershire has gone out to consultation on its proposed plans to improve a number of junctions on the A4174 ring road. The council said it wants to reduce carbon emissions and help relieve congestion on the A4174 corridor between the Lyde Green and Kingsfield roundabouts by improving the operation of the five junctions in […]

Kirkless Council to commit £22 million to improve the condition of its roads

Kirkless Council is to sign off a £22 million investment to improve its road network. The Highways Capital Plan includes road surfacing, street lighting, structures, road safety, flood management and drainage, traffic signals, car parks and public transport provision, as well as encouraging active travel through walking and cycling. The cash will help to improve […]


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