Highways England to assess north-south connectivity between M4 and south coast

Highways England is to assess the current north-south connectivity in the south west between the M4 and the south coast. The study includes looking at the A338 from Salisbury to Ringwood before it turns into the Wessex Way, as well as the A350, which runs from Wiltshire, around Blandford to Beacon Hill and the A37 […]

Oxfordshire County Council gets support for its school streets trials

Residents and parents in Oxfordshire have given positive feedback from the School Streets trials that have taken place across Oxfordshire since March 2021. The pilot scheme trialled closures of roads to traffic at drop-off and pick-up times during term-time to open the road to safe walking and cycling. School Streets aim to improve road safety to help […]

Digital Twin of road network moves closer thanks to Gaist and TRL tie-up

TRL and Gaist are collaborating to develop a national digital twin of the road network in a project they say could revolutionise how we plan and manage our roads. Gaist, whose expertise is in roadscape insight and intelligence services, is to explore with TRL what the detailed case is for a digital twin of the […]

Legal challenge to RIS2 plans thrown out by judge

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps did not break the law when approving the government’s second Road Investment Strategy (RIS2), a high court judge has ruled. In the High Court, Mr Justice Holgate dismissed Transport Action Network’s (TAN’s) application for a judicial review on environmental grounds. In making his decision he concluded that approval of RIS2 was […]

Shropshire Council tackle nearly 7,000 potholes since May

More than 6,800 potholes and other defects have been repaired in the Shropshire Council area since the start of May 2021, according to latest figures by Shropshire Council. As part of efforts to improve the county’s roads, crews from Shropshire Council and its contractor Kier are out across the county every day tackling potholes in […]

Major Norwich road set for revamp to accommodate cycling and walking

A city centre road in Norwich is poised to get an £800,000 revamp to improve the area for walking and cycling. One-way roads, a new 20mph zone and a segregated cycle lane are just some of the proposals put forward in a shake-up of Norwich’s St Stephens Road and the surrounding areas. St Stephens Road was used […]

JCT introduces Covid safeguards for September’s Traffic Signals Symposium

The organisers of the popular JCT Traffic Signals Symposium in Nottingham are putting in a number of measures to reassure any would-be delegates who may be concerned about mingling with people that everything will be done to ensure their health and safety. The venue, Nottingham Trent University, is enhancing its cleaning schedules and sanitisation, while […]

EV industry could face battery shortage

As the car industry cuts back on production because of a shortage of computer chips, the materials used in electric vehicle batteries could be the next thing to be in short supply. A Chinese manufacturer has told Bloomberg that rising demand from electric vehicles and challenges in securing raw materials will deliver a “battery supply […]

Labour members in London vote to cancel Silvertown Tunnel

One of London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s flagship transport plans is being opposed by his own party in the capital. The Labour London conference has voted 74%-26% in favour of a motion to cancel the Silvertown Tunnel project despite construction only just getting underway. MyLondon reports that the motion was brought forward by local branches of […]


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