Queue-dodging motorist “puts lives at risk” by using M5 hard shoulder

National Highways has released video footage of the moment a motorist was caught illegally driving down the hard shoulder of the M5 during a fortnight of action by police patrolling the South West’s motorways in unmarked National Highways HGV cabs. It says the driver took it upon themselves to avoid three lanes of stationary traffic […]

Huddersfield now the epicentre of artificial intelligence research in the UK

A cutting-edge transport research centre with a focus on artificial intelligence has been officially opened in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The AI Transport Research Centre, based at the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre, is the result of a collaboration between Simplifai Systems, University of Huddersfield and Kirklees Council. The collaboration between Simplifai, the University and the Council […]

Oxbotica appoints former Microsoft and AWS exec as CEO

The open autonomous vehicle software company Oxbotica has appointed Gavin Jackson as its new CEO. It says he joins Oxbotica with unrivalled experience in the technology sector, having previously held senior leadership positions at Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS). As Microsoft UK managing director, Gavin was responsible for leading its enterprise commercial business, and […]

ORR increases scrutiny of funding plans for next road period

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) is increasing its scrutiny of future road funding for the strategic road network as plans are drawn up for the third road investment strategy (RIS3). As National Highways’ independent monitor, ORR has today (8 December 2021) set out its proposed approach in its consultation on the development of […]

How to lead your team with a focus on outcomes – the latest Highways Voices

Subscribe to Highways Voices free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Pocket Casts and never miss an episode! “Inspire them and lead them to higher performance, quicker outcomes, better customer service, improved health and safety, performance, better engagement of their teams.” The words of Peter Anderson, Amey’s Managing Director – Transport Infrastructure speaking about leadership on the latest Highways […]

Cycling Scotland funds cycling facilities for residents in social housing

Cycling Scotland has awarded more than £49,900 to improving cycling facilities for residents at social housing developments run by The City of Edinburgh Council and Dunedin Canmore. More than 275 households will benefit from secure bike storage at their homes which will enable more people to use bikes as their main form of transport. In […]

Suffolk CC to make £20m investment in highway drainage and footpaths

Cabinet members in Suffolk have committed an extra £20 million over the next three years into further improving Suffolk’s highway drainage systems and footpaths. In recognition of the increasing maintenance demand on these areas, councillors approved the use of £10 million to specifically deliver an increasing number of drainage schemes that deal with problems that […]

Wolverhampton-based drainage specialist wins National Highways contract

A Wolverhampton-based business which specialises in highways drainage surveys has secured a seven-year contract with National Highways. DDC Engineering Solutions helps to keep carriageways safe by reducing the amount of standing water on the road surface by surveying the networks of drainage that sit below road surfaces. The team uses a combination of Global Positioning […]


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