Contractors lined up for Birmingham PFI highways work

Some of the top contractors and consultants are among the potential winners of the Birmingham PFI work. An open day next week organised by Birmingham City Council will see firms including Arup, Arcadis, Balfour Beatty, Carnell, Colas, Kier and Tarmac discover more information about the £2.7bn deal, reports Construction Enquirer. Prospective bidders will go through […]

McCann earns double nomination at the National Highways Industry Awards

McCann has reported that it has been named as a finalist in two categories at National Highways’ prestigious 2020/21 Industry Awards. Organised by National Highways, the annual award ceremony celebrates industry partners across 15 categories, recognising the “best in project design and delivery, carbon reduction and environmental stewardship and customer focused teams” within its supply […]

London could become gridlocked because of shift to driving during pandemic

London could become gridlocked more often because of a shift towards driving as a means of transport during the Covid pandemic, the city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan has said, warning that it risks creating a new health crisis from increased pollution. While levels of walking and cycling have risen in the capital, the overall proportion of people making […]

Sustainable road repair technology trialled in the Royal Borough

VolkerHighways and the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead has recently trialled a sustainable and efficient way of repairing defects in pavements and roads. Infrared technology was used to repair the north footway of the A30 London Road, Sunningdale, from Evergreen to Devenish Road, by ‘recycling’ the existing material. Infrared technology is used to heat […]

New Year start for £23 million new A533 bridge work

The main construction work on National Highways’ £23 million project to provide a new road bridge over the M56 in Cheshire is now underway by lead constructor, AmeySRM. National Highways is replacing the A533 Expressway bridge near Runcorn with a brand-new crossing just a few metres further up the motorway. After preparations which started in […]

ITS (UK) Chair sets out vision for 2022

The Chair of the UK’s Intelligent Transport Systems Industry Association, ITS (UK) is committing the organisation to increased interaction with members this year and to do more to support decarbonisation through the application of technology. Ryan Hood of TRL has written to all members to set out his plans for 2022, building on a successful […]

Think tank calls for change to London road pricing

The independent think tank and charity Centre for London is calling for the capital’s congestion charge to be scrapped and replaced by a “simpler, smarter and fairer system” of road user charging. “Traffic congestion is bad news for London’s businesses and for Londoners’ health, and despite welcome interventions to encourage drivers to travel by other […]

Quentin Willson launches new fair charging campaign

The award-winning motoring broadcaster and transport campaigner Quentin Willson has officially launched a new Electric Vehicle and charging campaign which will lobby the government for fair charging, infrastructure and promote a wider understanding of electric cars. Speaking exclusively to the website Transport + Energy, the former Top Gear presenter laid out his reasons for launching the FairCharge […]

Autonomous delivery market “to be worth £3.5 bn”

It’s being predicted the global autonomous delivery market will grow to US$4.9 billion (£3.5 billion) by 2030. The American website Modern Shipper quotes a new report from consultancy MarketsandMarkets predicting the sector will grow at a 21.5% compound annual growth rate. The report, “Autonomous Last Mile Delivery Market by Platform,” cited the advancement of sense and avoid […]


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