Testo’s A19 roundabout flyover opens to cars after two years of work

The £124.5 million project to upgrade the A19 at Boldon reached a final milestone this week as as the new A19 flyover crossing Testo’s Roundabout opened to cars. While the scheme to upgrade the busy junction isn’t set to be complete for another few weeks, the opening of the bridge is likely to cut traffic […]

Amey’s Chief Executive joins Mace’s Group Board Director of Corporate Strategy to tackle gender inequality in construction

Amey’s Chief Executive, Amanda Fisher, and Mace’s Group Board Director of Corporate Strategy, Mandy Willis, are joining forces to drive a new initiative to tackle gender inequality in construction after they were appointed co-chairs of the Rebuild Project. The REBuild Project, launched earlier this year, has a stated aim of achieving better representation, recognition and […]

Aggregate Industries appoints Sustainability Director to Executive Committee as part of its net-zero pledge

Aggregate Industries has appointed Kirstin McCarthy to Sustainability Director as part of the Executive Committee. She will be responsible for driving forward the company’s ambitions to become a leading sustainable business and net-zero company. Commenting on the appointment, Dragan Maksimovic, Chief Executive Officer at Aggregate Industries, said: “As part of our strategic commitment to reduce […]

SRL boss in line for entrepreneurial award

The chief executive officer at SRL Traffic Systems, Richard Tredwin, has been named as a regional finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year UK programme. It is the first time that a senior figure from the company has been entered into the awards, which honour the achievements of the UK’s top entrepreneurs across many […]

Amey welcomes employees as Area 12 contract goes live

The infrastructure, highways and public services provider Amey has welcomed more than 130 new starters as its Area 12 Maintenance and Response contract with Highways England goes live. The eight-year contract worth £22.5m a year was awarded to Amey on 1 December last year and sees it responsible for the network covering Yorkshire and Humberside, providing all routine and […]

ITS America CEO joins driverless advisory board

The President and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America President, Shailen Bhatt, has been appointed to the advisory board of the driverless car company Aurora. Tech Crunch reports that the company, which bought Uber ATG last year, has “tapped experts in aviation safety, insurance, medicine and automotive safety — all people from outside […]

Researcher suggests banning cross-traffic turns

An American researcher is suggesting that cities could make traffic flow better and have fewer emissions if they reduced or eliminated turns across the flow of traffic, so in our case turning right. Vikash V Gayah, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Penn State University, points to logistics firm UPS which changed its routes in […]


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