Oxford City Council welcomes tougher WHO guidelines on air quality levels

Oxford City Council has welcomed new World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines which recommends stricter limits on the safe level of air pollutants. The Council has also written to the UK Government to recommend adoption of the new guidelines as a matter of urgency. The new guidelines, which have been updated for the first time since 2006, provide […]

Durham looks ahead to winter with preparations already under way

Preparations for keeping roads in County Durham moving this winter are ‘well underway’, according to the council. It is making sure its fleet of gritters and winter maintenance vehicles are ready to go when needed. Durham’s winter maintenance team is making sure that salt barns across the county are stocked with 42,000 tonnes of salt […]

Finalists for Highways Heroes Awards announced

Safer Highways has announced the shortlisted finalists for the National Highways supported, industry-wide Highways Heroes Awards. The awards, organised by Safer Highways, is the first time the supply chain and the client body have come together to recognise the value and importance of those unsung heroes we put to work everyday Set up after a […]

Coronavirus reduces average number of trips per person

People made 739 trips on average in 2020, or 14 trips a week, according to the Department for Transport’s annual Travel Survey 2020. This was a 22% decrease on the level in 2019 prior to the coronavirus pandemic, where people made an average of 953 trips per year. According to the survey, People travelled an […]

Dyer & Butler Achieves Gold Level Status with Supply Chain Sustainability School

Dyer & Butler, a part of M Group Services, has been awarded Gold level status by the Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS). Gold is the highest level of SCSS membership and the achievement is a signal of Dyer & Butler’s continued commitment to delivering value to its aviation, highways and rail sector clients by driving […]

Hampshire County Council and Milestone Infrastructure invest in new road material recycling hub

A partnership between Hampshire County Council, Milestone Infrastructure and specialist recycling contractor, OCL, has invested in a new purpose-built recycling centre for Hampshire Highways’ road materials. The plant in Micheldever is being used to provide the means to reprocess and recycle material generated from road repairs, for re-use in road maintenance, leading to reduced carbon […]

Unsung hero of world’s first ‘Tarmac’ road honoured

An unsung hero credited with inventing the modern road surface has been celebrated with the unveiling of a commemorative blue plaque in Nottingham. Edgar Hooley, a Nottinghamshire County surveyor, perfected the method of making road surfaces stick in the early twentieth century, with Radcliffe Road in West Bridgford subsequently becoming the very first Tarmac road […]


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