Petition launched in Surrey to reform funding for UK highways’ maintenance

A local councillor in Surrey is calling on the government to change how central government calculates funding for the maintenance of local highways. The current method for calculating how much funding local road networks receive for highway maintenance relies almost solely upon road length. Rebecca Paul, Surrey County Council councillor, argues the current formula means […]

National Highways launches public consultation on Arundel Bypass

National Highways has started a public consultation on its plans to create the Arundel Bypass on the A27. The Arundel Bypass will see the development of the the creation of approximately 8km of new dual carriageway that splits from the current A27 and circumvents the single carriageway road through the town of Arundel before re-connecting […]

DfT to research how best to digitise kerbside management

The Department for Transport (DfT) is planning to look into the possibilities of increasing the use of digital technology and data in managing kerbsides on public roads. As a result of this, it has revealed plans now for a two-month discovery project, aimed at better understanding user needs, with a market notice for support from the private […]

National Highways Chief Safety Adviser tells Highways Voices, Smart Motorways must deal with safety perception

Subscribe to Highways Voices free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Pocket Casts and never miss an episode! National Highways’ first Chief Safety Adviser has told the latest Highways Voices podcast that “things have to be addressed” when it comes to the perception of safety on smart motorways. As the Government announces a pausing of the rollout of any […]

Government halts smart motorway roll-out

The rollout of new smart motorway schemes will be paused until a full five years’ worth of safety data is available, as the Department for Transport invests £900 million to improve safety on existing All Lane Running motorways. In line with the Transport Committee’s most recent recommendations, the rollout of new ALR smart motorways will […]

SWARCO Traffic Supports Local Organisations and Charities

Traffic technology specialists SWARCO Traffic have announced the latest recipients of its SWARCO Traffic Ltd Business Fund. Launched in 2020, the initiative was created to support local businesses and charitable organisations experiencing financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  SWARCO has selected two charities – Food for Thought Darlington and Shelter – who each receive […]

Amey secures Inverclyde street lighting contract extension

Amey has secured a one-year contract extension to repair and maintain street lights, road lighting and traffic sign lighting on behalf of Inverclyde Council. Amey has managed the street lighting maintenance service in Inverclyde since January 2014. A new contract was awarded to Amey back in November 2020 following the success of previous contracts to […]

British company gets US Federal approval for roadworks solution

Software innovator, which delivers platform-based, real-time traffic management and event information, has announced that the US Federal Highway Administration has approved the company’s Work Zone Data Exchange (WZDx) feed for deployment by transportation agencies, and use by any stakeholder who needs accurate and timely work zone information. Starting immediately, the company will create a […]

Innovative concrete repairs trialled on the M180

A new way of repairing concrete roads is being trialled on a section of the M180 in North Lincolnshire.  The hard shoulder, lane one and lane 2 of the eastbound carriageway between Junction 1 (Tudworth) and Junction 3 (Midmoor), near Scunthorpe, has experienced issues with water getting through carriageway joints and under the concrete.  As vehicles drive along […]


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