First ever regional decarbonisation strategy for the north goes out to consultation

The first ever regional decarbonisation strategy for the North of England is going out to public consultation today and will give residents in the region the chance to have their say on ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions from surface transport. It is the first time a regional strategy of this type has been produced, […]

Colas and Hinko Construction awarded minor works contractors to Leeds City Council

Leeds City Council highways department has selected Colas and Hinko Construction for a minor works contractor framework. The contract, which runs from June 2021 to June 2025, is for the provision of various types of highway and civil engineering works. Work will be instructed on an as-and-when basis to one or other of the two […]

East Suffolk Council adopts new air quality strategy

The drive for clean air and minimal pollution in East Suffolk has taken a step further with the adoption of a new Air Quality Strategy. East Suffolk Council has once again demonstrated its commitment to put the environment at the centre of everything it does, as Councillors unanimously agreed to adopt a new Air Quality […]

Nottingham City Coucil to consider more 20mph zones in the city

Nottingham City Council is to consider further speed restrictions in the city after 20mph zones have gained public support during a consultation. Nottingham City Council said it wants to “grow back greener” as part of the city’s recovery from Covid-19. In 2015, Nottingham City Council introduced 20mph limits in almost all residential areas, creating lower speed neighbourhoods. […]

Colas secures A34 Sprint Bus Rapid Transit Scheme contract

Colas has won a contract with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) to build package A of the new A34 Sprint Bus Rapid Transit Scheme from Walsall to Birmingham. The A34 scheme will deliver a transformational improvement in bus services on the A34 corridor between Walsall town centre and Birmingham city […]

Government to fund new Lyminster Bypass

West Sussex is to benefit from £11.8 million of government funding to construct the northern section of the Lyminster Bypass, the Department for Transport has announced. The planned scheme will link up with the southern section of the bypass, which is currently under construction, to complete a new 1.1-mile single carriageway running to the east […]

Vodafone’s V2X trial goes live

A new mobility cloud platform designed to improve road user safety is being tested for the first time on the open road in the UK. Developed by Vodafone, Nokia and Chordant, with support from the UK Government Centre for Connected and Automated Vehicles and the Midlands Future Mobility consortium, the platform is providing digitally connected […]

Tilbury Douglas appoints new Highways Director for Infrastructure

Tilbury Douglas has announced the appointment of Catherine Brookes as Highways Sector Director for its infrastructure business. She joins Tilbury Douglas today (7th June) to support and drive the company’s highways business focussing on growth within existing and new frameworks for Strategic and Local Authority customers. Ms Brookes will sit on the Infrastructure Senior Leadership […]

E-scooter trial begins in London

A trial of e-scooters is getting underway in London today in an initiative that is hoped will reduce car travel. Three companies, Dott, Lime and Tier, have been approved to operate e-scooter trials in London. The trial lead at Transport for London, Helen Sharp, commented, “It’s clear that e-scooters could act as an innovative, greener […]


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