<strong>Solar Gates UK launch NEW INSTABOOM Site</strong>

Work sites in the highways sector are set to become even safer and more sustainable after the launch of new innovation from Solar Gates UK. The development of INSTABOOM Site, is another new approach to securing work sites and air locks that need security check-in. This robust welfare cabin, with integrated security barrier built on […]

<strong><u>Hanson opens new concrete plant in central Birmingham</u></strong><strong></strong>

Hanson has opened a new ready-mixed concrete plant in Birmingham, increasing the company’s footprint and capabilities in the key west Midlands market. The new multi-million-pound plant in Landor Street can supply all concrete needs – including high volume, specialist mixes and low carbon concrete. The site has a large storage capacity, greatly reducing the frequency […]

Update on works to improve Leeds city centre transport connectivity

Changes to traffic management on the approach to City Square are being introduced to prioritise bus services, ahead of the next stage of works to create a world-class gateway to the city and to significantly improve the main entrance to Leeds City Station. Preliminary works on Bishopgate Street and Neville Street, near to the station, […]

Modeshift STARS for active travel awarded to St Basils

St Basils, an organisation that works with young homeless people in Birmingham, has gained Modeshift STARS accreditation for its efforts to encourage active travel. Cllr Liz Clements, cabinet member for transport, presented the team with the bronze level award. The Modeshift STARS scheme is accredited to organisations that encourage their staff to take up more active modes […]

Norwich and Great Yarmouth to receive funding boost for Active Travel

Residents in Norwich and Great Yarmouth are set to benefit from three new schemes proposed as part of the council’s latest funding award from central government for active travel improvements across the region. The Government’s new executive agency Active Travel England, led by Chris Boardman, will oversee the delivery of 134 first-rate schemes, backed by […]

VolkerFitzpatrick awarded £59 million contract to upgrade the Tame Valley Viaduct

VolkerFitzpatrick has won a £59 million contract from Birmingham City Council to provide strengthening and refurbishment works to the A38(M) Tame Valley Viaduct, which currently carries around 80,000 vehicles a day and links the M6 to the city centre. Built in the early 1970s, the 620m long composite viaduct, which forms the northern end of […]

National Highways ordered to remove bridge infill

National Highways will have to remove hundreds of tons of concrete from a Victorian bridge in Cumbria after retrospective planning permission was turned down. ITV reports National Highways was asking for retrospective permission after they used concrete and gravel to fill in an arch in order to strengthen it. The action was criticised in the […]

Major A1 surface upgrades getting underway

Major renewals work on the A1 between the Buckden Roundabout and the Brampton Hut Interchange near Huntingdon are getting underway. The work will be carried out over the next six weeks and are due to complete on Monday 1 August. It means disruption between 8pm and 6am and all the time across three weekends. Most […]


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