New bridge spanning the A2 finished four months early

A brand new road bridge spanning the A2 as part of a huge upgrade near the Bluewater retail complex in Kent has been completed four months early. The Bean Lane bridge – part of a £112 million scheme – linking Ebbsfleet, Bean and the shopping centre has fully opened to traffic. The project being carried out by […]

Key footbridge across the White Cart River opens after 25 years

A key footbridge across the White Cart River has reopened to the public after more than 25 years and will soon form part of a new walking and cycle route from Renfrew to Paisley. Originally a rolling lift bascule bridge built by Scottish engineer Sir William Arrol, the bridge at Abercorn Street in Paisley had […]

Autonomous passenger shuttle service launched in Oxfordshire

A fully autonomous passenger shuttle service is beginning trials on roads in Oxfordshire. The new service is being trialled by Darwin Innovation Group, with support from ESA and the UK Space Agency. An autonomous shuttle will transport passengers around Harwell Science and Innovation Campus. The shuttle, created by Navya, uses LiDAR sensors, cameras and ultrasound […]

RAC records worst third quarter for pothole breakdowns in 15 years

The RAC says that July to September saw it deal with the largest ever proportion of pothole-related call-outs in any third quarter since 2006. It says RAC patrols attended 1,810 breakdowns for broken suspension springs, distorted wheels and damaged shock absorbers which represented 1.2% of all its call-outs* over the three-month period. July to September, […]

Fears for key bridge and tunnel in London

There’s a warning that Transport for London’s financial problems could necessitate the closure of the Rotherhithe Tunnel to the east of the city and also Vauxhall Bridge in the centre. The London Evening Standard reports that London Assembly has warned there is “serious concern” over the river crossings, with both in need of “urgent” repairs. […]

20 in the running for Rees-Jeffreys cash

The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund has whittled down 142 applications for its £150,000 roads of the future grant to a shortlist of 20. This major UK-wide Competition is offering money for solutions that best respond to the question: “What’s your vision of the way in which our roads (motorways, highways, or streets and footways) could […]

ITS (UK) and its members attending Road Expo Scotland

The UK’s industry association for Intelligent Transport Systems is highlighting the role its members are playing in this Scotland’s leading exhibition and conference for the highways and transport industry, Road Expo Scotland. Along with ITS (UK) itself, a further 13 members are taking exhibition stands at the two-day event, while there are a dozen speakers […]

New plans to reduce congestion on A47 in Great Yarmouth go on show

The latest plans to cut congestion and improve safety on the A47 in Great Yarmouth have gone on display today as National Highways issues an update on proposed roundabout upgrades.  National Highways is upgrading six stretches of the A47 between Peterborough and Great Yarmouth as part of a multi-billion pound investment to improve journeys on England’s major A-road and motorways.     The section of A47 […]

Panasonic develops connected vehicle security feature

The electrical products manufacturer Panasonic has developed a security system for carmakers to prevent cyberattacks. The website Japan Today reports that the new system will see software installed in internet-connected cars to detect abnormalities which dedicated teams at Panasonic and the carmakers themselves will monitor the cars around the clock. “If the computerised control is […]


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