Rees Jeffreys Road Fund roads of the future winners announced

The winners of the first stage of the £150,000 2021 Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Competition have been revealed. Seven organisations were awarded £5,000 development grants, and will now have three months to develop their ideas in competition for the final grant of up to £150,000. The competition is being run by the The Trustees in […]

Four new average speed camera schemes planned for Warwickshire

The first average speed schemes in Warwickshire are being introduced with a promise to not only improve safety and save lives but also improve traffic flows and air quality. The Jenoptik SPECS cameras are to be installed along sections of the A435, A446, A426 and A428.  Warwickshire County Council says these routes have been chosen […]

WJ Group Acquires JMS Lincoln Limited

WJ Group, the market-leading highway marking and safety business, has acquired JMS Lincoln Limited, a leading Surface Preparation, Retexturing & Specialist Surface Coatings Company in Lincolnshire. The official acquisition announcement was made on 1st December 2021 and is WJ’s second strategic acquisition of 2021 following the acquisition of Bellstan Ltd in June this year. The acquisition further […]

Bolton road repair programme delivers more than planned

A multiI-million pound programme to repair Bolton’s roads has covered a larger stretch than had originally been planned. Bolton Council’s £12m pothole repair programme has exceeded its target by resurfacing more than 100 additional streets. The scheme, which was drawn up with the help of local ward councillors, was originally scheduled to cover 270 roads and footways. […]

Suffolk County Council to consider £20m spend on roads and flooding measures

Suffolk County Council is to consider spending £20m on roads and flooding measures, despite a report showing it would need triple that amount to maintain standards. Suffolk County Council is being asked to approve £10m for more road drainage and £10m towards footpath improvements. But a report said to achieve a “steady state condition”, with […]

Delay to re-tendering of Shropshire highways consultancy contract

The re-tendering of one of Shropshire Council’s highways consultancy contract has been put off by a year due to the pandemic. The contract is currently held by WSP had been due to end next April, but a new one-year deal will be offered to the company to give the council time to draw up a […]

SNC-Lavalin awarded maintenance contract by Transport Infrastructure Ireland

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a contract by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to oversee the maintenance of Ireland’s motorway and dual carriageway network. Under an initial five-year agreement, SNC-Lavalin will procure supervision, monitoring, audit, design, technical, advisory and asset management services to maintain 844 km of motorways and dual carriageways in Dublin and the eastern seaboard […]

National Highways launches new Red X campaign

Drivers are being urged to follow safe driving rules on smart motorways in a new campaign from National Highways. The “Don’t Ignore The Red X” campaign is trying to boost understanding of driving on the motorways without a hard shoulder. “Would you know what to do when you see a red X?” it asks, “Move […]

Rising lithium prices “threaten EV roll-out”

There’s a warning that, as demand for electric vehicles grows, carmakers around the world are grappling with rising prices of everything from semiconductor chips to copper and aluminium, and now the expense of lithium is starting to bite as a lack of mining capacity strains supplies. The Daily Telegraph reports that experts are warning the […]


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