New marketing and PR company dedicated to highways and transport sector launched

A new PR & Marketing company dedicated to helping the highways and transport industry to engage and communicate more effectively has been launched this week. Combining the skills, experience and networks of industry media and marketing professionals Helen Blood and Adrian Tatum, the new company, Boundary Marketing & PR, will offer several services that will […]

Highways England launches first concrete roads manual in more than 30 years

Highways England’s Concrete Roads Centre of Excellence has published the first concrete roads handbook in more than 30 years, bringing together the latest updates, advice and guidance from industry experts on how to maintain, survey and repair roads. The new Concrete Pavement Maintenance Manual is a key part of Highways England’s £400m nationwide drive to […]

Enfield Council set to increase School Streets schemes

Enfield Council is set to increase the number of School Streets it will implement in the future. The council aims to roll out two schemes every year and turn some of the 12 temporary projects introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic into long-term initiatives. Speaking at a meeting of the environment forum this week, Enfield Council’s […]

GRAHAM reaches major milestone at new M11 Harlow Junction scheme

GRAHAM, the civil engineering specialist has reached a major milestone on the new M11 Junction 7a project at Harlow, Essex, following the installation of the structural steel beams to create a new overbridge at the junction. The new Mores Overbridge will form an integral part of the infrastructure project, which has been funded through Highways […]

Nissan to build £1bn EV factory in Sunderland

Carmaker Nissan has announced it’s building a £1 billion flagship Electric Vehicle Hub in Sunderland which it says will create a world-first EV manufacturing ecosystem. Nissan EV36Zero will “supercharge” the company’s drive to carbon neutrality and establish a new 360-degree solution for zero-emission motoring. The transformational project has been launched with an initial £1bn investment […]

Roads minister concedes work is needed to convince drivers of smart motorway safety

The Roads Minister Baroness Vere has told a committee of MPs that there is a “gap” between how roads authorities and the public see the safety of smart motorways. She told the Commons’ Transport Select Committee that the Department for Transport and Highways England have been working very hard to close the difference in public […]

Driverless trucks in successful Hamburg trial

The port of Hamburg and a Munich-based lorry maker have announced they have successfully tested a driverless truck travelling in mixed traffic. The test happened at the Hamberger Hafen und Logistik AG Container Terminal Altenwerder as part of a research project aiming to develop automation solutions for road transport, focussing on customer-specific deployment and the […]

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