Members of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Highways Review Panel meets operatives

Members of Nottinghamshire County Council’s Highways Review Panel have met with Via frontline staff at Bilsthorpe Highway Depot to explore, discuss and see first-hand how road repairs are currently made across the county. Councillors saw several types of road repairing machinery in action, explored the difference between surface dressing and micro asphalt, and had an […]

More funding and new measures to help further boost cycling and walking across the UK

New requirements for local authorities to ensure that active travel schemes are properly assessed are among a number of new measures announced by the Department for Transport (DfT) as part of a £338 million funding package to further boost cycling and walking across the country. Infrastructure upgrades and changes to The Highway Code are included […]

Engineers of the future get industry insight during virtual work experience week

The engineers of the future were given an insight into a career in the highways sector when the Highways England Education Group hosted its first ever virtual work experience week. Throughout the week the students met a series of experts, covering insights such as engineering, social value, quality, design, and how to win contracts. The […]

Transport Scotland to review “terrifying” junction

Transport Scotland is promising to review the layout of a junction on the A96 between Aberdeen and Inverness. The Press and Journal reports that MSP Alexander Burnett, who represents Aberdeenshire West, wrote to the government body earlier this month following a spate of crashes at the junction in Huntly that included a crash between a […]

Highways England apologises for delays caused by “technical fault”

Highways England has said sorry to drivers stuck in a traffic jam on a stretch of the M62 in West Yorkshire because signs incorrectly told them three lanes were shut. The signs did not turn off after overnight roadworks were carried out between Huddersfield and Brighouse so only one lane was open. “#M62 westbound J27 […]

Tesla Model 3 the UK’s biggest selling car in June

The all-electric Tesla Model 3 has gone to number one in the chart for car sales in June, beating the VW Golf by more than 800 sales. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says 5,468 Model 3s were sold last month, compared to 4,629n VW Golfs. Other top selling cars were the Ford Puma, […]

M20 Operation Brock contraflow deactivated again

Highways England has decided to remove the contraflow on the M20 in Kent which introduced at the end of Coronavirus restrictions to cope with an anticipated rise in travel to France. The moveable barrier will be removed overnight this Saturday and will see the M20 return to three full width lanes at the national speed […]


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