Not enough is being done to protect roadworkers, says new survey

Only 42% of the public agree that enough is being done to protect roadworkers in the UK. The results were part of a new YouGov survey commissioned by workflow software specialists, Re-flow, with less than half the British public feeling that enough is done to keep roadworkers safe, showing that current standards are not considered […]

RSMA announces preferred certification partner for UK road trials

The Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA) has today announced it has selected the British Board of Agrément (BBA) as the preferred Approved Body (AB) Partner for the certification of road marking products in road trials due to begin in July 2022. As the UK has not held a road trial of road marking products for […]

DACS ‘paves the way’ for automation in the construction industry

A Distributed Automated Cutting System (DACS) project, led by Eurovia UK, in partnership with Loop Technology and The University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), is set to deliver a ‘ground-breaking’ robotic paving slab cutting process that will increase productivity by as much as 50%. The DACS will produce bespoke slabs; made to measure, […]

Suffolk signals its intent with major contracts for highways

Carbon reduction measures and more work opportunities for young adults are among ambitions for new £1billion highways maintenance contracts over the next 20 years in Suffolk. Suffolk County Council’s cabinet has been recommended to approve work on creating and securing three contracts from October 2023 – one for a main maintenance provider similar to what the […]

TomTom’s virtual horizon “makes driving safer for everyone”

Location technology specialist TomTom has launched a new map-based software system which it says helps passenger and commercial vehicles anticipate the road ahead. TomTom Virtual Horizon is all-in-one advanced driver assistance system which the company says lets automakers provides a seamless connection between digital maps and ADAS functionality, allowing vehicles to see beyond the range […]

£17 million roads and footways investment programme underway in West Sussex

A £17million investment in roads and footways is underway across West Sussex. Collectively, the 320-plus carriageway and footway schemes represent one of the biggest investments in the county’s highway infrastructure in the last decade. Works coming up this financial year include: 46 road resurfacing schemes worth £3.2million 71 road patching projects worth £1.2million 63 surface dressing […]

New streetlighting project completed in Redcar & Cleveland

Bouygues Energies & Services (Bouygues E&S) has completed a partnership with Redcar & Cleveland Borough to replace 90% of the street lighting in the borough with LED lights, delivering a significant reduction in carbon emissions, as well as cost savings. Bouygues E&S commenced a 25-year PFI contract with Redcar & Cleveland to look after 23,000 […]


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