<strong>Kier Highways trials innovative risk assessment app</strong>

Frontline operatives at Kier Highways are trialling the innovative new app FYLD, which conducts digital risk assessments and in turn saves time, increases safety, and boosts collaborative working practices. In addition to increasing accuracy at the point of work, the new software can reduce the time it takes to produce risk assessments by up to […]

2030 ban on petrol and diesel car sales “unrealistic” – report

The Government is being warned that banning the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 may not be realistic because the electric vehicle charging network isn’t close to being ready. Sir John Armitt, head of the National Infrastructure Commission, says there is a “real risk” to the deadline because of the slow progress […]

Rotherham and Sheffield connected by new standard active travel route

A new active travel route has been completed connected Sheffield and Rotherham. Working with partners, including the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority, Rotherham Council is continuing to improve the borough’s 90 miles of cycle infrastructure as part of its Cycling Strategy. The new plans aim to improve provision so that everyone, of all abilities, can […]

£47 million programme to improve pavements, cycleways and roads in Hertfordshire

Highways schemes worth £47 million have been given the go ahead by Hertfordshire County Council. Between April 2022 and March 2023 over £47 million will be spent delivering nearly 1,500 maintenance and improvement schemes across Hertfordshire’s 3,000 miles of roads and pavements. Planned works include repairs and maintenance to pavements, roads, bridges and traffic signals, […]

Cheshire East ‘invests to save’ amid government cuts to highways funding

Cheshire East Council has voted to increase its spending on roads maintenance by £19m over the next three years as part of its ‘invest to save’ strategy. The aim is to help tackle the borough’s crumbling 2,700km network, amid cuts in government funding for highways – and reduce the number of potholes that need repair. In […]

BEIS opens digital twin consultation

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has opened a consultation into the opportunities for connected digital twins to “catalyse innovation”. It says this consultation seeks to broaden the UK’s understanding of the impact and opportunities for cyber-physical systems, and advance our collective understanding of the value of, and options for an underpinning cyber-physical […]

Finalists progress in £150K Rees Jeffreys Road Fund competition

The winners of the final stage of the 2021 Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Competition, run by the The Trustees in order to celebrate 150 years since the birth of the charity’s benefactor, William Rees Jeffreys, will be revealed on 28 March. Back in December, seven finalists were awarded £5,000 development grants and given three months […]

Third A19 upgrade opens to traffic

£51.6 million upgrade of the A19 near Sunderland is the latest National Highways improvement to open to traffic in the North East. The A19 Downhill Lane scheme will provide extra capacity on the junction between the A19 and the A1290 in Sunderland. National Highways says this will support the regional economy and provide access to […]


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