TRL wins long term pavement surveys contracts for National Highways

TRL have been awarded four seven-year contracts by National Highways to supply intrusive pavement survey and testing services in the Southeast and Midlands regions, and non-intrusive pavement survey and testing services in the Southeast and East regions. Pavement surveys are commissioned to support the development and design of network maintenance and improvement schemes. Intrusive and […]

Operatives receive Mental Wellbeing award as quick thinking saves a life

Two McCann operatives working across National Highways’ Area 10 Asset Delivery Framework have been recognised with a McCann Mental Wellbeing award after their quick thinking and bravery saved a life. Stuart Corless and Alan Cooper are both working on message sign renewal works within Area 10 and spotted an incident involving a young girl and two […]

E-scooter operator offers vouchers as part of London ULEZ expansion

Following the expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), electric scooter provider Lime, is offering drivers over £1,000 of e-bike and e-scooter vouchers. Any local resident within one of Lime’s London service areas who can prove they have scrapped their non-ULEZ compliant vehicle between October 25th and November 1st will receive £1,250 in Lime […]

Call for Comprehensive Spending Review to invest in highways and transportation

The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transport (CIHT) has said that this weeks Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) must deliver investment in highways and transportation. Investment in transport infrastructure and the services it delivers is the key to the UK reaching net zero. Sue Percy, Chief Executive, CIHT said: “Planned and consistent investment in highways and […]

Khan urged to give ULEZ amnesty

Conservatives in London are calling for the city’s Mayor to give a one-month amnesty for drivers caught within the expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone. Sadiq Khan expanded the zone to 18 times its earlier size yesterday, with people who drive vehicles which don’t meet emissions standards charged £12.50 per day for doing so. When ULEZ […]

Government wins injunction against Insulate Britain blocking roads

National Highways has secured a new nationwide interim High Court injunction to target protestors who cause disruption on any part of the strategic road network in England. The new injunction bans activities that obstruct traffic and prevent access to 4,300 miles of motorways and major A roads. It also bans activities which cause damage to […]

Funding award marks a significant step towards Bee Network in Greater Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has welcomed the award of £1.07bn in government funding to the city-region – marking a significant step towards delivering the Bee Network. The funding allocated to Greater Manchester was announced ahead of this week’s Comprehensive Spending Review and represents the most awarded to any city-region in the country and around […]

Amey’s data led approach to improve Kent’s gritting efficiency by 18%

Bringing data to the centre of the decision-making process, Amey, as Kent County Council’s highways maintenance provider, has developed innovative solutions in collaboration with the authority to improve the gritting operation and keep drivers safe throughout the winter.  Through analysis of Kent’s geography and historical road surface temperature sensor data, Amey Consulting developed AI models to […]

SWARCO continues expansion with HITEX acquisition

Austrian multinational SWARCO has bought the family-owned business HITEX Holdings Ltd, which works in road safety, road markings and marking vehicles and machinery. The HITEX brands consist HITEX Traffic Safety, L&R Roadlines and Somerford Equipment). “With the HITEX acquisition, we follow our course of seeking market opportunities with companies that are a good fit for […]

The road to Net Zero at Highways UK, discussed on Highways Voices

We’ve had a welcome return to face-to-face events in this country over the autumn but nothing on the scale of Highways UK, so this week’s Highways Voices looks ahead to this major event at the NEC. In the podcast, Paul Hutton and Adrian Tatum chat to Highways UK content director Paul Wheeler who tells them, […]

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