Graphene makes it mark as part of ‘revolutionary’ resurfacing on the A1 in Northumberland

National Highways is to start trialling the use of graphene next week – a material only one atom thick – in its road surfacing on the A1 in Northumberland to see if it prolongs its lifespan.   If successful, using this high-tech product could see the operational life of key road features extended by a number of years, reducing the frequency of roadworks and making […]

New video by BAM Construct UK raises awareness about suicide risk

A powerful new video that aims to raise awareness around the issue of suicide among construction workers, produced with the support of BAM Construct UK, has been released. The video, which is just over five minutes in length, urges construction workers not to ignore colleagues who they think may be experiencing mental ill-health, but to […]

Oxbotica and AppliedEV collaborate to develop fully autonomous, electric vehicle

Oxbotica and AppliedEV have announced a collaboration to develop a fully autonomous, multi-purpose electric vehicle capable of being deployed in a wide range of environments for a variety of commercial applications. The project will see Oxbotica integrate its world-leading autonomous vehicle software with AppliedEV’s programmable and configurable EV platform. The vehicle will be driverless, marking […]

£60,000 essential maintenance works planned at M90 Cocklaw Overbridge near Kelty

Essential maintenance is planned for the M90 Cocklaw Overbridge near Kelty in Fife with works set to get underway next week. The £60,000 project, located at Junction 4 Kelty, will involve teams replacing some of the existing bridge components, repairing and waterproofing the concrete deck as well as resurfacing sections of the overbridge which carries the […]

High court judge throws out legal challenge by Hackney residents on LTNs

A legal challenge by residents to the controversial low traffic network scheme in Hackney has been thrown out by the High Court. The council closed 20 roads to through-traffic, open only to pedestrians, cyclists and emergency vehicles as part of its response to Covid. The measures, brought in through the use of 18-month long experimental […]

“Creating a digital network means we will be able to operate our network in a more advanced, insightful and responsive, way.”- Elliot Shaw speaks to Highways Voices

There is a ‘real opportunity’ for the highways supply chain to work with National Highways to ensure that it is operating its network in a more advanced, insightful and responsive way to help drive a more digitally enabled road network by 2025. These are the thoughts of Elliot Shaw, Executive Director of Strategy and Planning […]

How a combined radar and CCTV solution is used in traffic data collection

Smart Video & Sensing Ltd helps Portsmouth City Council and National Highways capture traffic data and identify potential queueing traffic near the end of the M275 motorway in Hampshire, UK by deploying the smartmicroTM TRUGRD STREAM intelligent traffic radar with built-in CCTV. Here Peter Eccleson, owner of SVS explains the solution. More details about this […]

Using modelling to predict and compare traffic management response plans to mitigate tail pipe emissions in real time

NEVFMA is the UK’s first fully operational, county-wide predictive model for the Highways England strategic road network in Oxfordshire. The model predicts not only traffic but also emissions, with a real-time, traffic-linked pollution dispersion model. As Aimsun’s UK Managing Director Gav Jackman explains, this delivery uses a large-scale model of the county of Oxfordshire that […]


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