Lancashire advertising £100m M6 scheme consultant contract

Lancashire County Council is advertising for a single Contractor to act as consultant to assist with work to reconfigure the M6 at junction 33 and a range of other work. It is advertising fort design and statutory procedure support and to undertake the construction as the main Contractor of the highway infrastructure for the Lancaster […]

National Highways launches online feedback tool

National Highways has launched an online feedback tool for road users and those who live near to England’s motorways and major A roads to give their views on where investment is needed the most.  The strategic road network managed by National Highways (formerly Highways England) stretches over 4,300 miles and connects the UK’s major towns and cities and […]

Amey’s Staffordshire highway team welcomes new apprentices

Amey’s highway team in Staffordshire has announced it has successfully been working with Telford College and Staffordshire County Council to welcome eight highways’ apprentices to the contract.  The eight individuals started working for Amey back in March 2021, covering a variety of highways maintenance and repair roles. The apprenticeship programme run by Telford College provides […]

A96 in £280,000 resurfacing project

A section of the A96 in the Keith area of Scotland is set to benefit from surfacing improvements worth £280,000 with work set to get underway from Sunday. BEAR Scotland says the improvements will address defects in the road surface creating a safer and smoother road surface for motorists. The project follows on from surfacing […]

Project Endeavour concludes in London

The Project Endeavour driverless car pilot has concluded its multi-city demonstration of autonomous vehicle services with a final on-road trial in Greenwich, in which members of the public were able to ride in one of six Ford Mondeo vehicles integrated with Oxbotica’s autonomy software platform. After COVID-19 restrictions prevented public involvement in the earlier Oxford […]

Council says investment in gritters ensures county is “well prepared for winter”

North Yorkshire’s County Council says keeping its vast roads network moving for residents and businesses is a high priority, and so it has invested almost £2.2m in 18 new gritters to replace some of the vehicles in its fleet of 80 gritters. Cllr Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Access, said, “We fully understand how important […]

Enterprise invests £55m to expand UK traffic management fleet

One of the country’s largest commercial vehicle rental companies, Enterprise Flex-E-Rent, is investing £55 million in 200 new HGV and LCV traffic management vehicles in the UK. It says the newly extended fleet will support ever-growing demand from the road infrastructure sector for commercial vehicle hire. It is available for both daily and long-term flexible […]

Waze cutting food waste with new info on app

The crowd-sourced traffic information app Waze is testing a new initiative in America to reduce the amount of food restaurants throw away. Its Too Good To Go partnership involves bringing together Waze’s navigation expertise with anti-food waste group Too Good To Go’s to create what it calls “a greener planet to ultimately empower users to […]

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