Connect Plus on the search for contractors to join framework agreement

Connect Plus, which manages and operates the M25 network, is looking for contractors to join a framework agreement for a portfolio of highway improvement works. The £150M framework agreement for improvement works on the M25 will involve civil engineering and technology works, which will be instructed by National Highways. The works will cover structures, geotechnical, […]

Speed awareness campaign launched to improve road safety

A speed awareness campaign, launched this week by Kent County Council (KCC), aims to increase awareness of the impact of driving at excess speeds and understand that to reduce speed is to reduce the risk of a crash. In 2020, there were 144 crashes caused by excessive speed or travelling too fast for the conditions, […]

Leeds City Council starts consultation on new road safety proposals

People are being asked to have their say on the new strategy to eliminate road deaths and serious injuries in Leeds. Leeds City Council is proposing a fundamental change in its approach to tackling road danger. The draft Leeds Safer Roads Vision Zero 2040 strategy sets out an ambitious plan to transform road safety. Vision […]

MK to lead the way with ‘one stop shop’ transport app

An innovative city-wide transport app that shares real-time information and books tickets regardless of the operator is one step nearer thanks to MK Council’s 5G plans. On the new app, passengers would be able to check how far away a vehicle is and how many seats are available in real time, and easily plan, book […]

Watford Borough Council to start delivering on 20-year sustainable travel strategy

Watford Borough Council’s Cabinet has approved the strategy and 20-year programme to help transform how people travel to, from and around the town, with planned activities taking place over the next two years to start fulfilling the proposals to make it easier for people to walk, cycle and use public transport. The programme of scheduled […]

West Sussex Council approves additional funding for highways as part of its new budget

 An additional investment of £2.6 million of revenue funding has been agreed by West Sussex Council. This includes £2.4m of funding specifically earmarked to address safety critical areas. In addition to this, a further £21 million of capital funding will be invested in the road maintenance programme over five years. Members approved this year’s budget […]

New route sought for bridge project in South Lanarkshire

A new way to deliver a key replacement road bridge in Clydesdale is being sought by South Lanarkshire Council. The move comes after the company that had the winning bid in the procurement process to replace Clyde Bridge, on Pettinain Road, near Carstairs Junction, withdrew their tender. Colin Park, Head of Roads and Transportation, moved […]

National Highways launches new anti-tailgating campaign

National Highways has begun a new media campaign to warn drivers about the dangers of tailgating, saying it has concerns that huge numbers of motorists are failing to follow basic safety rules on the country’s busiest roads. It says eight in ten people it questioned in a poll said they were aware of the ‘two-second […]

Grid Smarter Cities puts dynamic Kerbside management on the map

Software solutions provider Grid Smarter Cities and mapping and IT specialists Buchanan Computing are launching a new integration to support local authorities with planning and mapping their bookable loading bays using on-street parking data. Grid Smarter Cities say they are continuing to expand their portfolio of services “to make the realm of managing city kerbside […]


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