World’s first highways-asset Rapid Impact Assessment tool, Stormchain, wins TRIG funding

Stormchain, the world’s first integrated emergency management tool, developed in response to the highly respected Department of Transport Resilience Review, has become one of the recipients of this year’s Transport-Technology Research and Innovation Grants Programme (TRIG). The new highway Rapid Impact Assessment system supports local authorities during any extreme weather, threat or hazard event. Funding […]

Government awards nearly £2m to innovative transport proposals

Entrepreneurs and innovators pioneering new ways of creating a more efficient transport system are being backed by funding from the Department for Transport. 51 projects have been awarded a share of £1.95 million as part of the Government’s Transport Research and Innovation Grant (TRIG) programme – the largest number of projects backed in the programme’s […]

Delivering a fit-for-purpose EV Charging Network on this week’s Highways Voices

Subscribe to Highways Voices free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts or Pocket Casts and never miss an episode! “Two or three years ago people thought we were a little bit nuts and a bit sort of fringy – now, actually, people are properly on board and are wanting to come and have a conversation with us – we’ve almost […]

Main contractor appointed for South College Street road improvements in Aberdeen

Local company W M Donald has been appointed as the main contractor for the planned South College Street Junction Improvements project, in Aberdeen. The project includes a package of junction improvements and road widening measures which will increase capacity and improve traffic flow on this section of the road network. There will be shared and […]

Exeter’s Topsham Road to become city’s first ‘wild highway’

One of Exeter’s busiest roads is set to become what a leading local conservation organisation is calling a ‘wild highway’. Topsham Road is one of Exeter’s busiest arterial routes, carrying thousands of vehicles in and out of the city each day, along with all the noise and pollution these create. But now the road, with […]

TTF Conference Registration Now live

Transport industry professionals are being invited to register their interest for the Transport Technology Forum Conference which takes place in Liverpool next month. The event brings together national government, local authorities, suppliers and academia to identify how best to deploy emerging technology to deliver better local roads. It showcases best practice and innovation in the […]

ORR brings in new level crossing rules to speed up safety improvements

The Office of Rail and Road has introduced new guidance to allow for improvements at level crossings to be made without the need to be approved by a new level crossing order. Therefore, changes such as altering the number of lights on barriers, using a verbal warning alarm when another train is approaching, and upgrading […]

M20 traffic controls to stay for Easter

It’s been decided that Operation Brock on the M20 will remain in place until after the Easter Bank Holiday weekend as a precaution to manage the flow of traffic to the Port of Dover and EuroTunnel. Kent Resilience Forum says that, while both freight and passenger traffic has been flowing well along cross-Channel routes since […]

A2300 improvements declared officially open

A £23million improvements scheme on the A2300 in West Sussex has opened which the County Council says will help to boost the local economy and support new housing. The widening of around a mile and a half of single-lane road to dual carriageway near Burgess Hill provides the highway infrastructure to support the provision of […]

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