Kier and Shropshire CC appoint Multevo to form new partnership

Kier and Shropshire Council have appointed highway maintenance specialist Multevo to form part of the Shropshire Highways Alliance to improve service delivery across the network following a series of successful trials. The trio’s partnership is the result of a strategic initiative undertaken between Shropshire Council and their term-maintenance contractor Kier. A series of trials were […]

Ceredigion Council takes more proactive approach to maintenance

Ceredigion council is to be more proactive with the maintenance of its roads. A move towards “planned maintenance more than reactive maintenance” forms part of a new plan for the inspection of Ceredigion’s roads. A draft code of practice for highway safety inspection and response on county roads was examined by Ceredigion councillors at thriving […]

Highways Heroes Awards nominations opened

Nominations have now opened for the Highway Heroes Awards, the Safer Highways organised awards set up to recognise the people we put to work on our networks. Entries can be made via our new dedicated website: The Highways Heroes Awards come after a time of unprecedented change not only in our industry, but as […]

CECA signs partnership agreement with Department For Transport

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) has signed a partnership agreement with the Department for Transport (DfT) to support the optimal delivery of infrastructure investment across Britain. CECA said that the agreement will enable its members to support the delivery of transport investment as safely, effectively, and efficiently as possible. Commenting, CECA Director of External […]

Light rail operators to get more funding for support as restrictions are lifted

Light rail operators across England will benefit from up to £56 million in government funding to help ensure they continue to run vital services as coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions are lifted, Transport Minister Baroness Vere has announced. The funding will run from 20 July to April 2022, and will support the following operators across the north […]

Kent County Council releases five-year plan for its highway network

A five-year Highways Asset Management Plan for managing Kent’s roads, paths, bridges, drains and lights has been published by Kent County Council (KCC). The new plan aims to bring together the entirety of KCC’s highways assets to provide a safer, more sustainable, and more resilient highway network in the future, said the council. It also […]

Operation Brock re-introduced as restrictions eased

The lifting of lockdown restrictions has triggered the next deployment of the moveable barrier system on the M20 in Kent in preparation for increased passenger numbers. Operation Brock is part of a series of measures to improve Kent’s resilience in the event of disruption to services across the English Channel. Highways England says this is […]

Israelis introducing e-call-based system to prevent forgetting children in cars

A new piece of technology is being mandated in Israel which alerts emergency services if a child is forgotten in a car. The Jerusalem Post reports the Kaftor BABY i2/4 has been approved by the Transportation Ministry and the regulation states that any car that is used to drive children under the age of four […]

TRL awarded delivery contract for new look crash data programme

TRL has been awarded the delivery contract to implement the ‘Road Accident In-Depth Studies‘ (RAIDS) programme for the UK Department for Transport for the third consecutive time. The programme will collect data from road traffic collisions, focusing on the vehicles and people involved, and the collision scene. Changes to the UK vehicle parc, and the […]


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