Liverpool Mayor launches new active travel campaign

Liverpool Mayor Steve Rotheram has launched a major campaign urging people to ditch their cars for short journeys – for the sake of the planet and their health. The newly re-elected Mayor called for a ‘revolution in the way people live their lives’ as he put walking and cycling on an equal footing with trains […]

Work progressing well on £53m Poynton Relief Road

Work is ‘progressing well’ on the new £53m Poynton Relief Road scheme – with the first two beams for the new bridge now in place, according to Cheshire East Council. The design and build contract for the 3km road was awarded in autumn 2019 to construction and civil engineering specialist contractor Graham, which carried out […]

Lincolnshire goes interactive with map of maintenance work

Lincolnshire County Council is offering it residents the chance to see maintenance works as they happen after the inclusion of an interactive map to show the schedule of upcoming highways improvement works. The county council’s map, which sits on its website, shows upcoming resurfacing, surface dressing, footway works and more, and allows residents to filter works by […]

Jaguar Land Rover and Google partner to measure Dublin’s air quality

Jaguar Land Rover has partnered with Google to integrate the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE with air quality measuring sensors and Street View mapping technology. The I-PACE is the first all-electric Google Street View vehicle and will be used to measure street-by-street air quality in Dublin including nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, and fine […]

NIRA Dynamics AB signs partnership agreement with Global Weather Corporation to improve road condition services

NIRA Dynamics AB (NIRA), part of the Volkswagen Group and a leading company in road condition data, has signed an agreement with Global Weather Corporation (GWC), a world-leader in high accuracy road weather intelligence, for its road condition services for the automotive industry. The partnership will allow improved road condition services for autonomous vehicle functions. NIRA selects GWC […]

New road barrier business group formed by Hill & Smith Ltd

A new business group has been formed combining the strength and expertise of four leading UK road safety barrier firms, the Hill & Smith group has announced. The new group brings together Asset VRS, Varley & Gulliver, Hardstaff Barriers and Hill & Smith Barrier, which are all part of Hill & Smith Ltd. The move […]

Importance of consistent traffic info highlighted in HE tweet

Highways England has had to take to social media to correct an apparently incorrect entry on Google Maps saying that the M4 was shut. Possibly millions of drivers rely on the free mapping service for their traffic routing, as it mixes sat nav directions with live traffic to suggest the quickest routes. However yesterday Highways […]

Scott Wardrop named as Chief Executive of Vinci’s UK construction business

Scott Wardrop is to combine two chief executive roles after being offered the role of UK Construction Chief Exeutive at Vinci. The move will see Mr Wardrop keep his current role of Chief Executive of the company’s Eurovia UK business which he lad led since 2007. Jean-Philippe Loiseau, who had been acting as chief operating […]


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