Transport for the North (TfN) urges people to take a fresh look at the train

With roads across the North busier than at any time in the last 18 months, and many cities facing lengthy daily traffic jams, Transport for the North has said there are more reasons than ever to consider the train as an alternative means of travel. David Hoggarth, Strategic Rail Director at Transport for the North […]

A-one+ exceeds landmark seven million hours reportable injury free

National Highways Area 12 Asset Support Contract in Yorkshire and North East, managed by A-one+ Integrated Highway Services has achieved seven million working hours free of a Reportable Injury Disease and Dangerous Occurrence (RIDDOR). During this period the contract has delivered around £360 million value of work for National Highways and is now part way […]

Thames Water fined £100,000 for unsafe street work practices

Transport for London (TfL) has successfully prosecuted Thames Water for four safety streetworks related offences committed on the Transport for London Road Network. The works took place on the Purley Way, Eltham Road and West Hill in October and November 2019, with prosecution delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Ensuring that street works are safe for people walking, […]

VolkerHighways launches new business-specific sustainability framework

Following the launch of its UK’s People-Planet-Purpose sustainability framework last year, VolkerHighways is delighted to share its business-specific framework, which sets its own targets and goals, to help reduce the business’ environmental impact. People-Planet-Purpose builds on excellent foundations and unlocks VolkerHighways’ desire to take bold action, to balance the needs of the environment and society, […]

Technology driving cycle safety improvements at a busy junction in West Sussex

The latest technology is being used at a busy crossroads in Felpham, West Sussex to improve safety for cyclists. The Felpham Road, Felpham Way and Downview Road junction is the first in the UK to use new software, provided by provided by the County Council’s traffic signals contractor, Telent, which allows bespoke traffic monitoring from […]

Businesses in Shropshire back plans for North West Relief Road

Businesses in Shropshire have backed plans for one of the biggest roads projects in the county’s history. Shropshire Chamber of Commerce says that more than three quarters of its members support plans for the North West Relief Road in Shrewsbury. The figures come from a survey carried out by the chamber in a bid to […]

Couple fined thousands for breaching London’s ULEZ in camper van

A couple have been fined £24,000 for driving a camper van that they say they didn’t know breached pollution rules into London on multiple occasions. My London reports 28-year-olds Sasha Ogden and Freddy Mayhew drove in nine times without paying the £100 daily fee for compliant vehicles. It says the first time the pair were […]

M49 junction may soon be finished

It looks like deadlock has been broken in the saga of the “dead end junction” on the M49 near Bristol. The junction at Severn Beach was built nearly two years ago to serve a distribution centre but hasn’t been opened because of a disagreement over who was responsible for connecting it to the road network. […]

New M1-A6 link road to be built in Central Bedfordshire

A new strategic road will be built to bypass the town of Luton, running from the A6 to junction 11a of the M1, connecting with the recently finished A5 to M1 Link road. Central Bedfordshire Council says the new link will be 2.75 miles long with a dual carriageway to a new planned rail freight […]


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