TfGM reviewing Clean Air Zone plans

Greater Manchester’s Mayor, Andy Burnham has issued a statement saying that the region is reviewing its Clean Air Plans in light of questions over financial support for those affected by the Clean Air Zones. In a statement, Mr Burnham and Councillor Andrew Western, the city-region’s Clean Air lead said, “In March 2020, the Government instructed […]

NH trialling “super swift” gates on network

An automatic taper which can close off lanes in minutes and saves road workers having to put out cones in the face of oncoming traffic is to be trialled on the National Highways network. The innovation, SwiftGate, can be fully deployed in around five minutes compared to the 25 minutes it takes road workers to […]

VolkerHighways completes A339 Sandleford scheme

VolkerHighways has successfully completed a major infrastructure project, along the A339 in Newbury, on behalf of West Berkshire Council. The project, which began in October 2020, involved widening the A339 on both sides, between the Pinchington Lane Roundabout in Newbury and the entrance to the Household Waste Recycling Centre. Works also included the construction of […]

Finding out about the major US event TRB with Aimsun on this week’s Highways Voices

Subscribe to Highways Voices free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Pocket Casts and never miss an episode! This week’s Highways Voices hears about the major Transportation Research Board meeting in the US, where guest Matthew Juckes of Aimsun explains how “it really started off more as an academic research oriented conference but over the last 10 years… operations […]

LG unveils new driverless concept

The consumer electronics company is looking to enter the transport space with a new concept for transport which it says ‘blurs the distinction between home and car”. It’s unveilled the OMNIPOD at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which it says is an on-the-road extension of a person’s living space. It’s described as […]

Chevron acquires Northern Ireland-based company HBS

The Chevron Group has announced the acquisition of Highway Barrier Solutions Ltd (HBS), a specialist in vehicle restraint systems (VRS) and traffic management services. Headquartered in Belfast and with depots across Northern Ireland and Scotland, the acquisition of HBS will see the Chevron Group expand its presence and service offering across Ireland and Scotland. Announcing […]

HERE and Mercedes partner on AV driving system

The location technology company HERE has announced its HD Live Map is being deployed in Mercedes-Benz’s new DRIVE PILOT automated driving system. HERE says that, as self-driving cars develop, connected vehicle technology and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are paving the way to increases in road safety, driver comfort and vehicle routing optimisation.  It says it’s […]

Lincolnshire County council draft budget shows highways funding gap for 2022/23

Lincolnshire County Council’s draft budget for 2022/23 shows a £12 million funding gap for 2022/23 following a 25% cut from central government in February 2021. Cllr Martin Hill, leader of Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Unlike last year, we haven’t allocated the £12 million government slashed from our highways maintenance grant in our draft budget. This […]


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