More than £30m invested to improve Durham’s roads during the last year

More than £30million pounds was invested in road improvement schemes across County Durham during the last financial year. As part of its commitment to keeping County Durham moving, Durham County Council has continued to increase its contribution to planned road maintenance and improvement projects, investing £10.43million in 2020/2021, reports the East Durham News. Next week, […]

Shropshire Council reports success with pothole repairs in the last year

A total of 20,156 potholes have been repaired across the county since April 13, 2021, the latest figures show. Crews from Shropshire Council and its contractor Kier are using a variety of ways to fill in an average of more than 516 potholes every week – or around 74 every day. Alongside more traditional methods, […]

Norwich City Council votes to reject £198m bypass link road

Norwich City Council has voted to reject the proposed Norwich Western Link road. The Norwich Western Link (NWL) would extend the Broadland Northway – or Northern Distributor Road (NDR) – by three miles (5km) by joining the A1067 Fakenham Road to the A47. Norwich City Council’s cabinet voted against the link, claiming it could promote […]

Revised air quality plan sees two Chichester management areas declassified

Chichester District Council has started to implement its revised Air Quality Action Plan, which will see two of the district’s Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) revoked as their pollution levels have dropped. Chichester has declared four such areas since 2006 – in parts of St Pancras, Orchard Street, the Stockbridge A27 roundabout and Rumbold’s Hill, Midhurst. Local […]

Operation Brock to move on later this month

National Highways has said it will relocate the movable barrier on the M20 used as part of Operation Brock later this month. National Highways will be carrying out an extensive drainage upgrade, ground work to enable storage of the movable barrier and signage installation in the central reservation and London-bound verge to move the Brock […]

RAC Foundation publishes report into veteran connected car project

A report into the value of connected vehicles, including in-vehicle signage, has been published, highlighting the fact that three cars built at the start of the 20th century could be fitted with latest technology. The project, with the RAC Foundation and overseen by leading consultant Andy Graham of White Willow Consulting, saw the three vehicles […]

ERTICO welcomes new CEO

The new CEO of ERTICO – ITS Europe, Joost Vantomme, has taken up his role, taking over from Jacob Bangsgaard. Mr Vantomme has been in the smart mobility sector for some time, most recently as Smart Mobility Director of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) and previously as Director of Public Affairs at FEBIAC. More […]

Scottish Transport Minister sets out plans to reduce car use

The Scottish Government has published its route map to reduce the distance cars travel by 20% by 2030. The route map sets out a range of sustainable travel behaviours grouped into four categories – travel less, stay local, switch mode and combine a journey. It says additionally, research will be commissioned to explore equitable options for demand […]


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