Amey plans opportunity through infrastructure

Amey has launched an Opportunity Action Plan to boost social mobility across the country. In partnership with the Social Mobility Pledge and the former Education Secretary, Rt Hon Justine Greening, Amey has developed an plan which sets out a series of challenges to address a lack of social mobility in some of the country’s most […]

RSTA calls for move towards national strategy for highway maintenance

The highways sector needs a national strategy on highway maintenance to ensure it can work collaboratively to deliver more preventative surface treatments across the UK network. This message come from Paul Boss, Chief Executive of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA), who was responding to last week’s report by independent watchdog, Transport Focus, which said […]

AECOM wins Greater Manchester air quality monitoring contract

Consultants AECOM has won an eight-year contract to measure air quality across 450 locations across Greater Manchester. The company will collect pollution samples from each monitoring site every month. They will then analyse this data in order to assess the effectiveness of Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan.  Tom Stenhouse, technical director at AECOM, said: “Air quality […]

VolkerStevin wins £31m Sunderland smart bridge contract

VolkerStevin has won the contract to build Sunderland’s smart bridge. The £31m pedestrian and cyclist crossing will connect both sides of the Wear at Riverside Sunderland. It will be fitted with creative lighting and augmented reality, allowing people to use their smartphones to see virtual displays that council bosses say will create ‘an experience that will really […]

National Highways announced as principal supporter of Highways Heroes Awards

Safer Highways has announced National Highways (formerly Highways England) as the principal supporter of the industry-wide Highways Heroes Awards. Organised by Safer Highways, and supported by many of the most forward thinking organisations in the sector, the awards are the first time the supply chain and the client body have come together to recognise the […]

West Sussex County Council creates a ‘Pollinator Highway’

Wildflowers and pollinators are making a comeback in Lancing, where West Sussex County Council’s first ‘Pollinator Highway’ is underway. The joint project between the County Council, Lancing Parish Council and Adur & Worthing Councils is helping to provide crucial food sources and habitat links for a variety of insects via the roadside verges. Just as […]

National Highways uses Minecraft to inspire next generation

National Highways has enlisted the help of Minecraft, the world’s best-selling video game, to inspire the next generation of talented tech experts, engineers, scientists and mathematicians. Students will be able to jump in and explore three of National Highways (formerly Highways England) proposed schemes that have been created in the game. They can learn about […]


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